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Thomas Conroy

Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves

In 1863 and 1864, eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans; four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions were deliberately included to evoke sympathy from white northerners. Photographs of Charles Taylor, Rebecca Huger, Rosina Downs, and Augusta Broujey were mass-produced and sold as part of the campaign.

Trace Your Immigrant Ancestors with Newspaper Passenger Lists

Be sure to check passenger lists that were routinely printed in newspapers—they have critical genealogical information about your immigrant ancestors that

The world of old photography

This blog is dedicated to a photography from its birth until 1990's and I'm sure everyone will find their new favourite photo and photographer here! IMPORTANT! This blog was sent on snooze on...

My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck By Lightning

The Common-place Book of the Mercurius Aulicus, a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a...

the creel

The world began with a woman, shawl-happed, stooped under a creel, whose slow step you recognise from troubled dreams. You feel obliged to help bear her burden from hill or kelp-strewn shore, but s…

The Irish Slave Trade- White Cargo

The Irish Slave Trade – The Forgotten “White” Slaves The Slaves That Time Forgot By John Martin Global Research, January 27, 2013 ‘They came as slaves; vast human cargo transported on tall Br…

British troops clash with Bogside rioters 1969 | Images4media

British soldiers on duty in Londonderry, N Ireland, UK, clash with stone-throwing youths at Free Derry Corner in the Bogside district of the city. September 1969. 196909000045. Copyright Image from Victor Patterson, Belfast, UK t: +44 28 9066 1296 (from Rep of Ireland 048 9066 1296) m: +44 7802 353836 e: Please see my full Terms and Conditions of Use at - it is IMPORTANT that you…

grab your goggles

Harry Benson

Harry Benson has taken some of the most recognizable and iconic portraits of the 20th century.


James Adam & Sons Ltd | LOT:27 | Lilian Lucy Davidson ARHA (1893-1954) Going to the Fair Oil on canvas, 44.5 x 36.8cm (17½ x 14½'') Signed with monogram Lillan Davidson was born in Bray Co. Wicklow and attended the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art Dublin from the age of sixteen and won prizes there in 1895, 1896, and in 1897 won the RDS Scholarship which carried a free studentship, it didn't come too soon as that was the year of her father's death. Although in not very buoyant financial…

I'm sorry, even in the name of peace, it was wrong to take McGuinness's bloodsoaked hand

Martin McGuinness has never expressed regret for his actions in the IRA. For that reason, MAX HASTINGS says it was wrong for the British Government to ask the Queen to shake his hand.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono protest for the IRA and against the use of British troops,London[3426 × 4722]

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IRA man firing. 50 browning

High quality images of the military (from all countries).

Hungerstreik Wandbild Belfast - IRA Gibraltar-Three mural - a photo on Flickriver

Flickriver - view images as a 'river of photos' and more...

The Teen Who Exposed a Professor’s Myth

The Internet has been buzzing about how discrimination against the Irish was a myth. All it took was a high schooler to prove them wrong.