Irish Photo Archive.
A unique collection of photographs that captures the essence of life in 1950's Ireland was launched last night (Tuesday 6th November) by An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD at the RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2..The 1950s Ireland in Pictures, which is published by O'Brien Press, contains 130 images from the Lensmen Photographic Archives. The stunning and thought-provoking images will bring back memories of the people, personalities and events that shaped the decade and offer a fascinating insight into the cultural and political events of that time..Lensmen, Ireland's premier photographers, was established in 1952 by Andrew Farren and Padraig MacBrian and this year celebrates 60 years in continuous business. Lensmen Photographic Agency is the oldest leading press and social photographer in Ireland. The Lensmen Collection - licensed to Irishphotoarchive.ie - comprises almost three million images documenting every aspect of life from the 1950s to to-day..The 1950s Ireland in pictures captures images from the world of entertainment and theatre; Olympic achievements and sporting events; horse-racing and show-jumping; politics and religion; industry and agriculture, and much more. Christy Ring, Laurel and Hardy, Ronnie Delany, Tom Barry, Joseph Locke, Noel Purcell, Maeve Kyle, Leo Rowsome, Cyril Cusack, Siobhan McKenna, Vivien Leigh, Noel Coward and Michael MacLiammoir are among the well -known personalities in the book..The 1950's marked the last decade of 'old' Ireland when all communication was local. It was prior to the introduction of television and the massive growth in international communications that ensued..A read through the 1950s Ireland in Pictures will capture the memories of those who lived through the decade, bring credibility to those who heard the stories of the 1950s and capture the imagination of how we lived in another Ireland to those born in the 21st Century!.The 1950's Ireland in pictures is a companion volume to the hugely popular The 1960s Irela
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