Robert French was born in Dublin and spent some time working in the Royal Irish Constabulary, then joined the William Lawrence Photography Studio, and he worked his way up as printer, artist and then assistant photographer. He took over 30,000 photographs of the “Lawrence Collection”.
Linen Bleach Green, near Kilbroney, Rostrevor, Co. Down, ca. 1890
Long Cars, Gorey, Co. Wexford, ca. 1900
Main Street, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo, 1865-1914
Main Street, Blackrock, 1905
Main Street, Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone
Source: National Library of Ireland