Dublin 1961: The Cushman Collection

Bringing bygone Dublin back to life in vivid technicolour, Dublin in 1961: The Cushman Collection is a stunning exhibition of photographs of Dublin in 1961.  It was exhibited in Ireland for the very first time inside The Little Museum of Dublin from January to April 2014.


Indiana surveyor Charles Cushman was an enthusiastic amateur photographer who visited Dublin in 1961. Shooting only on Kodachrome, Cushman captured many of the most iconic sights, including College Green, St Stephen’s Green and Nelson’s Pillar. Together Cushman’s images constitute the best collection of early colour photographs of the city.

The Little Museum of Dublin was truly honoured to host this very special exhibition in association with the University of Indiana, Cushman’s alma mater, to which he bequeathed over 14,000 photographs.