[Photograph of Frank Aiken preparing to board a plane.]


[Photograph of Frank Aiken preparing to board a plane.]

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Press Photographs of Eamon de Valera (1882–1975)


Press Photographs of Eamon de Valera (1882-1975) taken from the Papers of Eamon de Valera (P150).

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Press Photographs from the Papers of Frank Aiken (1898–1983)


This selection of press images provides a sample of the photographic archive of Frank Aiken throughout his lengthy political career. These important images chronicle the life of a key figure in twentieth century Irish political history.

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[Photograph of Princess Grace of Monaco, in conversation with Frank and Maud Aiken.]


[Photograph of Princess Grace of Monaco, in conversation with Frank and Maud Aiken.]

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[Photograph of Frank Aiken in conversation outside the National Museum of Ireland in the grounds of Leinster House.]


[Photograph of Frank Aiken in conversation outside the National Museum of Ireland in the grounds of Leinster House.]

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[Photograph of Maud Aiken having her goggles secured by Frank Aiken with Irish Army officials watching, before flying with Charles Lindbergh.]


[Photograph of Maud Aiken having her goggles secured by Frank Aiken with Irish Army officials watching, before flying with Charles Lindbergh.]

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[Photograph of Maud Aiken being aided into an aircraft by Frank Aiken and directed from the plane by Charles Lindbergh.]


[Photograph of Maud Aiken being aided into an aircraft by Frank Aiken and directed from the plane by Charles Lindbergh.]

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[Photographs of Frank Aiken standing on a podium in the grounds of the Central Bank saluting troops passing by in procession before crowds of onlookers at College Green.]


[Photographs of Frank Aiken standing on a podium in the grounds of the Central Bank saluting troops passing by in procession before crowds of onlookers at College Green.]

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[Photographs of crowd scenes in College Green, being controlled by police as Sean Lemass and Frank Aiken pass through the streets.]


[Photographs of crowd scenes in College Green, being controlled by police as Sean Lemass and Frank Aiken pass through the streets.]

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[Photograph of Frank Aiken and Eamon de Valera at Dublin Airport for Aiken's trip to the United States.]


[Photograph of Frank Aiken and Eamon de Valera at Dublin Airport for Aiken's trip to the United States.]

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[Photographs of Frank Aiken, wishing his wife, Maud, and his children, Aedamar, Frank and Lochlann, goodbye, from Shannon Airport, before his trip around the world with Eamon de Valera.]


[Photographs of Frank Aiken, wishing his wife, Maud, and his children, Aedamar, Frank and Lochlann, goodbye, from Shannon Airport, before his trip around the world with Eamon de Valera.]

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[Photograph of members of the Cabinet, including Eamon de Valera, Seán Lemass, Oscar Traynor, and Frank Aiken.]


[Photograph of members of the Cabinet, including Eamon de Valera, Seán Lemass, Oscar Traynor, and Frank Aiken.]

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[Photograph of members of the Cabinet, including Eamon de Valera, Frank Aiken, Seán T. O’Kelly and Seán Lemass.]


[Photograph of members of the Cabinet, including Eamon de Valera, Frank Aiken, Seán T. O’Kelly and Seán Lemass.]

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[Photograph of Seán T. O’Ceallaigh, with Fianna Fáil cabinet members, following presentation of seals of office to members of the government.]


[Photograph of Seán T. O’Ceallaigh, with Fianna Fáil cabinet members, following presentation of seals of office to members of the government.]

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[Group photograph of Colonel Michael Brennan, Frank Aiken, Eamon de Valera and Charles Lindbergh standing infront of Lindbergh’s plane.]


[Group photograph of Colonel Michael Brennan, Frank Aiken, Eamon de Valera and Charles Lindbergh standing infront of Lindbergh’s plane.]

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[Frank Aiken, Minister for External Affairs, chatting with Mrs. Sally de Valera, wife of Dr. Eamonn de Valera and the Taoiseach.]


[Frank Aiken, Minister for External Affairs, chatting with Mrs. Sally de Valera, wife of Dr. Eamonn de Valera and the Taoiseach.]

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[Frank Aiken, de Valera and Major Vivion de Valera walking across the tarmac at Dublin Airport.]


[Frank Aiken, de Valera and Major Vivion de Valera walking across the tarmac at Dublin Airport.]

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[Photograph of Frank Aiken and Eamon de Valera leading a procession of men into a cathedral [for a funeral procession].]


[Photograph of Frank Aiken and Eamon de Valera leading a procession of men into a cathedral [for a funeral procession].]

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[Group photographs of Frank Aiken, Sinead and Eamon de Valera, [Bob Briscoe], and members of the Executive Committee of the Royal Irish Academy of Music at Maud Aiken’s fellowship award ceremony.]


[Group photographs of Frank Aiken, Sinead and Eamon de Valera, [Bob Briscoe], and members of the Executive Committee of the Royal Irish Academy of Music at Maud Aiken’s fellowship award ceremony.]

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Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: Éamon de Valera leaving the platform, escorted by Michael Tierney and Frank Aiken, Belfield.


Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: Éamon de Valera leaving the platform, escorted by Michael Tierney and Frank Aiken, Belfield.

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[Press photograph of de Valera accompanied by Frank Aiken, Seán MacEntee, Gerald and Kevin Boland, Vivion de Valera and five unidentified individuals arriving by boat at Spike Island, Cobh, Co. Cork.]


[Press photograph of de Valera accompanied by Frank Aiken, Seán MacEntee, Gerald and Kevin Boland, Vivion de Valera and five unidentified individuals arriving by boat at Spike Island, Cobh, Co. Cork.]

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Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: Seán Lemass, Joseph P. MacHale, Archbishop McQuaid and others leaving the platform, Belfield.


Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: Seán Lemass, Joseph P. MacHale, Archbishop McQuaid and others leaving the platform, Belfield.

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Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: Seán Lemass, Joseph P. MacHale, Archbishop McQuaid and others leaving the platform, Belfield.


Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: Seán Lemass, Joseph P. MacHale, Archbishop McQuaid and others leaving the platform, Belfield.

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Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: Éamon de Valera leaving the platform, escorted by Michael Tierney and Frank Aiken, Belfield.


Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: Éamon de Valera leaving the platform, escorted by Michael Tierney and Frank Aiken, Belfield.

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