Sunday, November 13, 2016

Color Photographs of Ireland in the 1930s

These photographs were taken by an American photographer Branson DeCou between 1932 and 1935. The photos were originally taken in black and white and Decou then added color with aniline ink. DeCou's catalog of photos is now stored at the University of California, Santa Cruz and many are now online. Carpenter at work, Adare, Co. Limerick.

 Creamery, Co. Kerry.

 Digging turf, Co. Kerry.

 Selling vegetables, Tralee.

 Wheelwright and blacksmith, Connemara.


 Man, Connemara.

Woman, Connemara. More at Irish Archaeology.


G. Verloren said...

I love how that last one looks like it could be from countless places in the Northern Hemisphere - Iberia, Italy, the Balkans, Anatolia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, southern Russia, the American midwest...

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