Frank Browne [Fr.]
1880-1960 [Fr. Frank Browne, S.J.]; b. Sundays Well, Cork; ed. Belvedere College and Royal University, Dublin [UCD], being a contemporary of James Joyce at both; entered Jesuit novitiate, 1897; ord. 1915; chaplain in the Irish Guards, in World War I; became the most decorated Roman Catholic padre in the British army; emig. Australia to recover from mustard gas; return to Dublin [c.1920]; appt. superior at Gardiner Street Church; joined Jesuit Retreats and Missions staff, 1929; d. in office, 1960; took over 42,000 photographs recording all aspects of Irish life; boarded the Titanic on its tragic maiden voyage, sailing from Belfast to Queenstown [Cobh], County Cork, where he disembarked, taking photos on board beside the ship and also on board, 1912.
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[Chiefly ills.] E[dward]. E[ugene] ODonnell, ed., Father Brownes Ireland: Remarkable Images of People and Places (Dublin: Wolfhound 1989, 1990), 112pp.; Father Brownes Dublin: Photographs 1925-1950 (Dublin: Wolfhound Press 1993, 1996), 96pp.; E. E. ODonnell, ed., Father Brownes Titanic Album: A Passengers Photographs and Personal Memoir, foreword by Robert D. Ballard (Dublin: Wolfhound 1997), 120pp.E. E. ODonnell, ed., Father Brownes Images of Tipperary (Dublin: Wolfhound Press 2001), 96pp.; E. E. ODonnell, ed., Father Brownes Limerick (Blackrock: Currach Press 2005), 110pp., ill.; E. E. ODonnell, ed., All Our Yesterdays: Fathers Brownes Photographs of Children (Dublin: Wolfhound Press 2007), 132pp., with poems selected by [incl. Im Forever Blowing Bubbles [caption of cover-photo], Báidín Fheilimí, A Boys Song and Pippa Passes].