Photos of victims of revolutionary violence

Published in Issue 1 (January/February 2017), Letters, Volume 25

Sir,—I am looking for good-quality photographs of the victims of revolutionary violence in County Cork between 1916 and 1923. My forthcoming book (Mercier Press) has identified more than 700 victims during this period. Each victim has been identified and a short description of what happened to them is included. While I have gathered more than 150 photographs, many are not of great quality. Pictures of Michael Collins and other political leaders are easy to come by, but many of the volunteers, British forces and civilians killed during the revolution have no known photographs. As part of the project we want to include as many of these as possible. I would like to invite readers of History Ireland to donate good-quality (or any) photographs of victims in their possession for inclusion in the book. Ownership, whether from individuals, public institutions, libraries or newspapers, will be acknowledged. While digital format is preferred, paper copies are also welcome. These can be posted to Mercier Press, Unit 3b, Oak House, Bessboro Road, Blackrock, Cork T12 D6CH, marked for the attention of Barry Keane, or emailed directly to me. A list of the dead can be accessed at

http://www.academia.edu/12268206/Final_list_of_Cork_War_of_Independence_and_Civil_War_deaths_updated_20_July_2015_April_1916-December_1923.—Yours etc.,

BARRY KEANE
bkeanefg@yahoo.com

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