General Post Office, flag staff at corner, May 17 . Photograph copyright: Royal Irish Academy
Following on from the addition of the Royal Irish Academy's Westropp Collection to our Repository (and our corresponding blog post) we've seen a flurry of media interest in the collection. On August 11, the Irish Times published a half-page spread about the photographs in both their print and online editions. The following day saw stories on the RTE News website and on Irish Central, as well as on The Journal, the Irish Post and even the BBC! The RTE News article features a particularly nice arrangement of images in a slideshow.
The collection lends itself well to news stories as it contains photographs of Dublin city centre in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising, taken by antiquarian Thomas Westropp. These photographs complement other 1916-related material in our Repository, including the Letters of 1916 project and the Capuchins and the 1916 Revolution collection.