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Thread #77675 Message #1387630
Posted By: Big Mick
24-Jan-05 - 07:09 PM
Thread Name: Ritchie-Pickow Archive
Subject: Ritchie-Pickow Archive
Jean Ritchie (our own kytrad) and husband George Pickow travelled and collected extensively, as we all know. Jean has mentioned several times, and in various threads, that the Ritchie Pickow Phototgraphic Archive was acquired by the James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway, along with tapes
of sound recordings. The photographs were taken and the recordings made by George and Jean on visits to Ireland in 1952 and 1953.
Folks, I felt strongly that this deserved a thread of its own. I would encourage you to visit the site, link below, and spend some time. It is a fascinating stroll through the Ireland that was in 1952 and 1953. There are pictures of some of the greatest Uilleann pipers, storytellers, strawboys, average folks, ..... be warned, you will spend a lot of time. The prints are available to order. Many of the prints are redundant, but that is because they literally loaded every one that George shot. As an amateur photographer, I really appreciate this.
Give it a look, you won't be sorry.