William Alfred Green (1870 - 1958):
William Alfred Green was born in Newry, County Down in 1870 and was educated at the Friends' School, Lisburn, County Antrim. After a decline in his health, which resulted in his having to leave the family business, Forster Green, he became apprenticed to R. J. Welch, a professional photographer, before starting his own photographic business first in Belfast and later in Antrim. His work ranged from lantern slides for educational purposes to photographs for postcards, advertisements and book illustrations but his special interest was to record agricultural practices and folk customs. He carried out much work of this type in the area around Toomebridge, County Antrim.
The majority of his pictures were taken between 1910 and 1930, and his collection is now in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, County Down. He died in 1958
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