My name is Orla Fitzpatrick and I am a photo-historian and librarian from Dublin, Ireland. This blog will feature ‘found’ photos from my own personal collection. They are mainly Irish and mostly amateur images – the type of vernacular photographs which seldom find their way into museum collections even though they are a rich visual resource. Most of these photographs were found in charity shops, skips or bought from online auctions and I am interested in the process whereby they have become separated from the families who once valued them. Where possible, I have linked to publications, blogs or collections which illustrate similar material.
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