I like days like this, the weather is improving and there is a hint of Spring in the air. I also like photographs like this one in that I have no knowledge whatsoever of the subject and I know that by the end of the day I will have learned everything there is to learn about her....
.... And indeed I have been enlightened. This is unequivocally Eleanor Hull (1860-1935)
, writer, scholar and journalist. Born in the UK, she studied Irish history, language and folklore in Dublin. She was a co-founder of the Irish Texts Society
and a president of the Irish Literary Society
. The general consensus is that this image was likely captured in London - where she spent her later years. Perhaps in the late 1920s or early 1930s....
Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection
NLI Ref: NPA PERS27
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons