Collection: BRITISH PRESS BUREAU FIRST WORLD WAR PRINT COLLECTION
Black and white press photographs covering events in Ireland during 1916-1917 and the early days of the Irish War of Independence in 1918. Scenes include: Arrest of men at Boyle suspected of raiding Rockingham House (includes members of the Royal Irish Constabulary with captured Sinn Fein flags); funeral procession of John Ryan at Newmarket and burial at Castle Fergus; a Sinn Fein supporter wearing armband in Dublin; wreathlayers making their way to graves of those killed or executed during the Easter Rising of 1916; Liberty Hall in Beresford Place draped in Republican banners relating to the killing of John Connolly on 12 May 1916; Driving license issued in English and Gaelic and signed by de Valera on 31 January 1918.
The photographs relating to Dublin are dated passed for publication on 10 April and 14 May 1917; those covering the funeral of John Ryan 5 March 1918 and those of the arrests in Boyle 14 March 1918.
Black and white photographic prints some mounted on paper and all with Press Bureau ink stamps and handwritten captions in pencil on the reverse. A number of the prints also have details on the reverse relating to the newspaper in whihc the images were published or submitted to the Bureau.