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Irish Faces - The Heart and Soul of Boston: An Exhibit of Bachrach at Boston College

Original Exhibit Spring 2006

On display at the John J. Burns Library is a collection of over 120 photographic portraits depicting prominent turn-of-the-twenty-first century Bostonians of Irish lineage. The photographs were taken by the renowned Bachrach Photographers. The portrait studio was founded in Boston in 1868. The photographs are taken by Robert D. Bachrach, a member of the fourth generation of the Bachrach family to work in the family business. The exhibition is a joint project of Bachrach Photographers and the John J. Burns Library. At the conclusion of the exhibit, the photographs will be donated by the firm to the Burns Library's Irish Collection.

Tom O'Connor: Professor Emeritus (Boston College History Department), University Historian, Alumnus Boston College (Class of 1949; MA 1950).

Kathleen O'Toole: Boston Police Commissioner, Alumna Boston College (Class of 1976).

Rev. William Leahy, SJ: President Boston College.

For Further Study: The Burns Library houses a world renown collection of books, documents and art documenting all aspects of the Irish experience, including that of the Irish in Boston. More information on the holdings of the Burns Library is available at the library's website. Researchers may also contact library reference staff with specific questions.

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