Poverty and public health in Belfast, 1888-1914

Dublin Core

Title

Poverty and public health in Belfast, 1888-1914

Subject

Surviving the city

Description

Historic images of Belfast along with digitized images of census, public health and workers records. All images are included in the exhibition 'Surviving the City': Poverty and Public Health in Belfast, 1888-1914.

Creator

Special Collections, McClay Library, Queen's University Belfast

Date

1888-1912

Rights

Reproduction of these materials in any format for any purpose other than personal research and study may constitute a violation of CDPA 1988 and infringement of rights associated with the materials. Queen’s University Belfast does not own copyright in this material. Please contact us for permissions information at specialcollections@qub.ac.uk

Language

English

Items in the Poverty and public health in Belfast, 1888-1914 Collection

Photograph of Christian Place, Belfast, 1912 by Alexander Hogg
Poverty and public health in Belfast, 1888-1914

Charter granting Belfast City status, 1888
Poverty and public health in Belfast, 1888-1914

Growing Pains

Belfast’s economic success and growth was not without its price. The city experienced increased problems of overcrowding, housing, sanitation and public health. While the existing housing stock was of good quality, it was seriously inadequate for…

Photograph of Crozier’s Row, Belfast, 1911 by Alexander Hogg
Poverty and public health in Belfast, 1888-1914

Cartoon attacking the City of Belfast Christian Civic Union, 1906
Poverty and public health in Belfast, 1888-1914

Work
Occupation and ill health were closely connected in industrial cities such as Belfast. By 1910 there were 75,000 linen operatives in Belfast of which five sixths were women. The dusty, hot, cramped and damp conditions in many mills were conducive to…