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Photographic Collections Online

This section contains galleries of photographs from specific collections for browsing. If you are searching for a photograph of a specific location, person, or time, we recommend that you search through our online catalogue, where the photos are indexed and also viewable online.

Wilkie Collection c1890-1910 (Ref. U399) (96 items)

The Wilkie & Son photographic studio/office was based at 48A King Street, now MacCurtain Street, Cork. The business seems to have been established between 1892 and 1905 and it was still in operation in 1945. It appears to have closed around the 1950s. The collection mainly consists of photographs of streets, buildings, quays and bridges in Cork City. Only 7 studio / portrait photographs are present in the collection presumably representing only a tiny fraction of the output of Wilkie & Sons Photographers over a number of decades. Also found are a single items relating to other locations for example Monkstown, Glenbrook, Gougane Barra, Youghal Blackwater bridge, and Ross Castle in Killarney.

Most prints are of fair to good quality. Some of the prints may also be early copies of similar items, possibly from the Lawrence Collection.