Franz S worked as a professional photographer in Limerick from 1912 until his death in 1973. He cycled all over Limerick City and the surrounding countryside to photograph the important events of his time including the War of Independence and major construction projects, as well as everyday events around town.
“Today, The Haselbeck Collection is regarded as one of the most important collections of 20th century Ireland,” according to Jacqui Hayes, city archivist and curator of ‘The Street’.
This year’s exhibition also looks at Haselbeck’s life as a professional photographer in Limerick: “It host a display of his camera equipment as well as some archival documents illustrating his professional and personal life.
“Some of the earliest photographs featured in the exhibition relate to the Irish Volunteers and the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1913 and 1914 at a time when the world was heading towards war and Ireland was striving for Home Rule“.
At City Hall for January and February, open weekdays.