'Surviving the city': Poverty and Public Health in Belfast, 1888-1914

The exhibition highlights, through images and text from primary sources, the experience of poverty and poor health in the period of Belfast’s most rapid population and economic expansion, between the granting of city status in 1888 and the outbreak of the First World War. We explore the underside of ‘booming Belfast’ through a number of sections on ‘The emerging city’, ‘Growing pains’, ‘Work’, 'Public Health', 'Welfare' and 'Charity'.

Credits

'Poverty and public health in Belfast, providing an historical perspective on welfare and public health in Belfast the region' (http://www.belfastpovhist.com/about-us/)