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Pawn Shop, Glenarm

Pawn shop, Glenarm Ulster American Folk Park collectionThe Ulster American Folk Park’s pawnbroker shopfront came from Toberwine Street, Glenarm, County Antrim. This attractive little shopfront was typical of small provincial shops in Ulster in the late 1800s.

The style is repeated time after time in town scenes captured by the Lawrence photographic collection. His late 19th century photograph of lower Toberwine Street in Glenarm includes this shopfront. Now restored as a pawnbrokers, it has wood-block letters bearing the name J. Devlin, a Belfast pawnbroker of the mid-1800s.