Glencar Lake, Glencar, County Leitrim, Ireland, c.1880-1914.
In 1865, aged just 24, William Lawrence opened a photographic studio opposite the General Post Office in Sackville Street, Dublin.
Lawrence himself was not a photographer, but rather an early entrepreneur who recognised the growing interest - and commercial demand - in the new technology. He opened his studio in his mother’s toy and fancy-goods shop.
He employed a team of printers and artists (retouches and colourists! I wonder what he would have made of this effort, 140 years later?) In 1880, when the dry plate process came in, Lawrence employed Robert French as his chief photographer. French was born in Dublin and spent some time working in the Royal Irish Constabulary, before joining Lawrence Studio, and working his way up as printer, artist and then assistant photographer.
Between 1865, when Lawrence first commenced, until 1914, the studio photographed the length and breadth of Ireland from Howth Head in the East to Achill Head in the West, and from Malin Head in the North to Skibbereen the South.
Today, the collection in the National Library of Ireland consists of 40,000 glass plates mainly from the period 1880-1914, but some plates go back to 1870. Of these, Robert French took over 30,000 photographs of the “Lawrence Collection”.
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