National Museums Northern Ireland has one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of historical photographs of Ireland. It comprises glass and film negatives, photograph albums and original photographic prints covering a range of themes and subjects including maritime, industrial history, rural life, landscapes, portraits, transport, urban development and society.
WA Green is an Irish photographer famous for his portrayals of traditional rural crafts and customs in County Antrim such as flax and corn processing, carpet, wool and linen weaving, clay pipe and china production and fishing around Lough Neagh. His photographs date from 1880 and range from lantern slides for educational purposes to photographs for postcards, advertisements and book illustrations. The WA Green collection can be viewed here.