This delightful shot shows a "Charabanc" or "Omnibus" loading up with happy trippers outside the Lake Hotel in Inchigeela, County Cork. The image is full of detail including hats, horses, people - but any dogs?
As evidenced by the modern Flickr view
highlighted by BeachcomberAustralia
, and the modern StreetView
shared by Niall McAuley
, while the traffic in Inchigeela has changed, the businesses on view have not changed too much. Indeed, even the signage (for the Cyclist's Touring Club on the guest house, and Murphy's sign on the public house) has similar equivalents today. It is these original/older signs which help date the image - to perhaps the late 1890s or 1900s....
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after c.1890s (product signage)
NLI Ref: L_CAB_08779
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons