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Anthony Barry Photographic Archive 1960s-1970s

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The photographic archive of former Lord Mayor Anthony Barry (b1901-d1983),  the father of Peter Barry T.D., is a unique collection of photographs taken in person and with great skill by Barry, comprising mainly street scapes, capturing Cork of the 1960s and 1970s, including Merchant’s Quay, Patrick Street, and the Coal Quay. Barry has a keen eye for the subject matter at hand: his city and his people.

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Anthony Barry Web album 2 Part 1

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The above photos are also searchable on our online catalogue (enter reference code PH/AB into the reference tab on search page ) See Also : 

The archive comprises several dozen photographic albums containing over five thousand photographic prints.  These images are now being digitised and repackaged to international archival standards, in order that they may be preserved and made accessible online.

Anthony Barry's archive was kindly donated to the Archives and Cork by the Barry family in 2016. .

Anthony Barry is remembered as the owner of a small grocery business in Bridge Street and Princes Street, Cork, that would later specialise in teas.  Under Barry’s son Peter, the business would grow into the major household name we know today as Barry’s Tea.

Under the government of W.T.Cosgrave, Anthony worked as election agent and would later be elected TD for Cork Borough at the 1954 and 1961 general elections. Barry served then as Lord Mayor of Cork from 1961 to 1962. It is from this time that he began producing an extensive archive of photographs of the people, streets, docks and river of his native city.

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