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Where: Swiss Mews, Newtown Rd, Waterford, Ireland

When: Unknown

A funny looking house all cobbled together making what somebody thought was a Swiss Cottage? This fine, carefully posed photograph from Mr. Poole has a family showing off their finery and their toys! Their dress would indicate that the shot was taken earlier in the date range rather than later? Where is/was it and who were the lucky family?

As usual, the answers weren't long coming. The "where" was confirmed as Swiss Cottage, Newtown Road, Waterford, and the "who" as the Fanning family. The "when" is less certain, but - despite the catalogue range - possibly a few years earlier than the 1901 census....


Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. But likely around or before 1901.

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0118

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    DannyM8

    • 17/Nov/2016 09:05:48

    At last a Dog some Dogs [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia]

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    B-59

    • 17/Nov/2016 09:07:29

    Swiss Cottage, Newtown Road, Waterford, County Waterford www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...

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    B-59

    • 17/Nov/2016 09:14:30

    OSI 25": maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,661343,611896,12,9

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    beachcomberaustralia

    • 17/Nov/2016 09:14:46

    Where's Captain Fanning ? Mentioned in "Similar Items". Wonderful photo of a characterful family.

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    beachcomberaustralia

    • 17/Nov/2016 09:17:48

    [https:[email protected]] Two dogs on the miserable bench-sitters lap? Everyone looks miserable - even the donkey has a long face!

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    O Mac

    • 17/Nov/2016 09:21:45

    That's Captain Fanning's house. Unbeknownst to him we were all there before.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 17/Nov/2016 09:25:46

    Presenting the Fannings in all their close-up glory! [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/9238551448/]

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    Carol Maddock

    • 17/Nov/2016 09:26:21

    [https:[email protected]] Ah Snap! You beat me to the draw... :)

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    O Mac

    • 17/Nov/2016 09:31:38

    [https:[email protected]] Ah ha !! Sure! I live out here in the Wild West....

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    DannyM8

    • 17/Nov/2016 09:45:06

    Here is a piece I found on Mr Poole a few days ago, it was news to me, what about you? [https:[email protected]/31023274535/in/dateposted/]

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    DannyM8

    • 17/Nov/2016 09:49:48

    Fannings - 1901 Census - Is this them? www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001234076/ Fanning John 60 Male Head of Family Provisions Merchant Fanning Elizabeth 49 Female Wife Fanning Alfred 18 Male Son Clerk Provisions Store Fanning William 17 Male Son Scholar Quinlan Catherine 40 Female Servant Domestic

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    Carol Maddock

    • 17/Nov/2016 10:49:23

    [https:[email protected]] I only heard about it around 3 months ago! Some story there...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Nov/2016 10:51:25

    This image looks to be flipped compared to the NIAH pic and Google search? No, we are looking at the back, I think.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Nov/2016 00:52:42

    Thanks all! Map, description, tags, etc all updated. (Surprised [https://www.flickr.com/photos/la_belle_province] hasn't stopped by to comment on the kids fashions and the fetching parasol :) )

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    La Belle Province

    • 18/Nov/2016 01:00:21

    Thanks for thinking of me! It was a busy week. I am still recovering from the recent trifecta of hat, spat and frog.

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    dorameulman

    • 18/Nov/2016 01:37:27

    What a wonderful old photo. I love the dress, the donkey and the kids on the ledge but the best part for me is the young girl crying her eyes out in the naughty seat. Brilliant. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜

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    beachcomberaustralia

    • 19/Nov/2016 08:04:40

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/dorameulman] Here are the miserable young girl and her puppies enlarged for schadenfreude - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia/30297984603/]

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    beachcomberaustralia

    • 19/Nov/2016 20:42:38

    [https:[email protected]] The more I look at the 'puppies', I think there may be only one after all (as in the other photo). It is a bit of an optical illusion with the fur markings. What does anyone else think?

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    B-59

    • 20/Nov/2016 07:17:42

    I still think there are two, but hard to say.

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    Karin Joy Passmore

    • 30/Nov/2016 02:48:44

    The woman's dress must be 1870-1889, bustle and natural shoulders.

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    hockadilly

    • 09/Dec/2016 11:12:46

    Also, I think that's a boy. Young boys wore skirts and long curls at this age. The military jacket and the fringe suggest a boy. Also, there's only one puppy in the shot of the family all together.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Dec/2016 12:45:25

    [https:[email protected]] Here are Alfred and William in 1911, Provision Merchants.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Dec/2016 12:47:04

    I wonder where the 4 young children were for the census in 1901? Who lived in the Swiss Cottage in 1911?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Dec/2016 12:57:48

    OK, I think the two lads are living in the house in 1911. No sign of Elizabeth Fanning anywhere - perhaps she went back to England? Mary Teresa Newton living with the boys in 1911 would be her younger sister.