Another entry for our "Focus on our Photographers" Album. I am hopeful of finding names for quite a few of this jolly group. I wonder which of the two men is our Mr Hogan and who took the photo? I suppose if it is the man on the right; he could have used a delay timer and had time enough to get back in position?
The consensus is that this was most likely taken with a timer - accounting for the photographer's casual ("just got here") stance to the far right. Compared to the more carefully placed ("left a bit Mary") positioning of the other subjects. We've published many of Hogan's mainly Civil War era photographs on this stream before (and in the Witness to War exhibition
), and are delighted to see him in more casual surroundings....
With thanks to our amazing contributors, we learned a lot about W.D. Hogan during the discussion on this image. We knew he was a commercial photographer, with a studio on Henry Street, Dublin from 1920-1935, and that he supplied photographs to the Freeman’s Journal and Cork Examiner. We've since learned more about his life before and after this period - well captured in the comments below. As provided by guliolopez
, the obituary notice for William David Hogan (1885-1956) reads:
Death of Mr W. D. Hogan
Mr. William D. Hogan, late of Fair-view, Dublin, who was very widely known in Dublin in the nineteen-twenties, has died in London aged 71.
A native of Mallow, he popularised the phrase "Hogan for Radio" in Dublin, but besides his radio in-terests he was a keen photographer and made one of the last photo-graphs of Michael Collins before the Irish leader's tragic death. His radio business was in Henry St. from which many heard their first broad-casts, including Dublin's 2RN.
In London he developed an exten-sive business as a wedding photo-grapher in the Fulham Palace Road, but of late years he suffered serious sight trouble and for the past six months was gravely ill.
He is survived by his wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren, brother and sisters.
Photographer: W. D. Hogan?
Collection: Hogan Wilson Collection
Date: Circa 1942
NLI Ref.: HOG237
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons