Ports, Past and Present

Julie Merriman

March 2021

The postcards for Dublin Port focus on trade and the movement of goods. I took a boat trip on the Liffey, viewing the port from the sea, after which I selected two images to work with. The stencils for the postcards were made on a Riso machine and the postcards were then printed on a manual Gestetner Neo-Cyclostyle Duplicating machine c. 1890, in multiples of fifty. I also produced one-off ‘negatives’ of each image.

I have had a stamp made by Rubber Stamps Ireland, August Engraving, which reads:

Julie Merriman | Ports, Past and Present
https://portspastpresent.eu/creativeconnections

This will be stamped on the back, at the base of all the postcards.  I have also had individual stamps made for each of the ports:

Dublin Port, Holyhead, Fishguard, Pembroke Dock, Rosslare.

These will be stamped on the side of each postcards accordingly.

Interreg programme logos.

Noddir gan Gronfa Datblygu Rhanbarthol Ewrop trwy Raglen Iwerddon Cymru.

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme.

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