The first Irish photographs date from 1840, a year after Louis Daguerre announced his discovery of the photographic process. In the century that followed, Ireland was to know tragedy and triumph, bitter struggle, and agonized compromise. Buy the Book!
Publication Date: May 14, 2013
Sean Sexton has been collecting historic photographs of Ireland for forty years. His passion and expertise have made him a leader in the field. Christine Kinealy is an Irish historian and author of over a dozen books on Irish history. She is Professor of History at the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University.
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“Lavishly produced…Full of rarely seen photos.”
—The Irish Echo
“Exceptional . . . a riveting visual chronicle, admirably unsentimental and richly informative.”
—The Irish Times