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The BMH Photo (BMH P) series
This series consists of some 400 photographs submitted to the Bureau, many of which are instantly recognisable as iconic images of the period. Certain photographs in the BMH, such as the aerial shots of 1916 Rising action sites, are not contemporary and were taken much later by the Air Corps. The original BMH index for the photographs included basic descriptions of 'groups' of photographs from certain contributors. You can search the BMH photograph series by clicking the search icon below. The images were also digisited including the rear of the photos with relevant captions provided. For basic guidance on how to search effectively, please see some tips for effective searching.

Some of the members of the North Longford Flying Column.
Some of the members of the North Longford Flying Column.The photograph of the North Longford Flying Column was taken on the morning of 1st May 1921 by a returned American who was entertaining them at the time, on the top of the Crott Mountain. A few hours previously the column had ambushed and shot dead two Tans at Reilly's house at Fyhora. The names of the men reading left to right are: Front row: Keiran, not a member of the column, but was 'on the run' and staying at Reilly's house. Pat Cooke, Paddy (Bug) Callaghan, Tom Brady, Tom Reddington, the Brigade O/C. Back row: Frank Davis, John (Bun) McDowell, Seamus Mckeon (a brother of General Sean McKeon), Michael Tracey, Paddy Lynch, Tom Reilly, James (Nap) Farrelly, Frank Gormley and Hugh Hourican. The original photograph was loaned to the Bureau for copying by Michael McKeon, Kilshawley, Co. Longford.
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