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Where: 108 Rathgar Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland

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When: Unknown

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This beautiful Eason shot of Rathgar at the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries features the steeple of the Presbyterian "Christchurch" and a whole world of other detail! I love the fact that the vast majority of the people on view are ladies and girls! Electric trams but no motor cars might provide some clue as to the date but I could sit here all day and enjoy it.

The general consensus is that this is after 1900 (electrified trams, fashions) and before 1920 (lack of cars, businesses visible, etc). Of the businesses visible, those on the left of the street (Heffernan's grocers and wine merchants at no.108 and Perry's fruiters at no.106) had a presence from the late 1890s through to at least the mid-1910s. Others (like Hanlon's butchers at no.107) seem to have been later arrivals - but apparently a fixture until the mid-1920s at least.


Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Probably after c.1901 (tram electrification). Perhaps c.1910 (fashions/businesses)

NLI Ref: EAS_1918

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    DannyM8

    • 04/Apr/2018 08:31:12

    Is that a DOG I see?

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    abandoned railways

    • 04/Apr/2018 08:45:20

    www.google.ie/maps/@53.3118942,-6.274573,3a,75y,58.66h,92... After 1901, when the tram system was fully electrified, from horse power. Before 1911 when there were a total of 5,058 registered cars, buses and lorries in Ireland, a large proportion based in Dublin.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Apr/2018 08:55:23

    OSI 25" link (not that much has changed). The #15 tram tracks and overhead wires are the big change.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Apr/2018 08:56:53

    Fashion guesses? I am thinking 1910, max 20.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Apr/2018 09:02:45

    #108 at left says Heffernan, and here is John Heffernan in 1901 and 1911

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Apr/2018 09:07:22

    I don't see Hanlon at #107, but here in 1911 is Edward perry, Fruiterer (1901 too)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Apr/2018 09:14:49

    Interesting to compare with catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000557707

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Apr/2018 09:29:56

    Jacob & Co.'s Veda[?} Oatmeal Biscuits (see advert on the tram) was about to become history - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob%27s#Industrial_relations

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 04/Apr/2018 09:32:58

    Folks look well dressed, affluent.

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    abandoned railways

    • 04/Apr/2018 09:34:38

    The guy with the flat cap is a tram driver going to work at the tram depot, about a half mile behind the photographer.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Apr/2018 09:38:21

    Ed. Perry appears at 106a in the 1913 phonebook courtesy of lennonwylie.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 04/Apr/2018 09:42:31

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Yes Danny, thats Siezer;-)

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    sam2cents

    • 04/Apr/2018 09:44:44

    That's a real Bloomsday image - fantastic!

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    silverio10

    • 04/Apr/2018 10:16:11

    Buena serie de fotos antiguas

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    derangedlemur

    • 04/Apr/2018 13:56:31

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Yes, the lady with the hat in the background has disposessed the man with the cap of his bicycle by the time the photo above was taken. We have solved the cold case of the mysterious Rathgar bikejacking of 1902.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 04/Apr/2018 19:34:33

    Thanks all! I have updated the map, tags and date. I concur on the c.1910 (give or take a few years) - not least as it lines-up with the dates we had for others in the W.R.&S (William Ritchie & Sons) Eason postcards series!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Apr/2018 21:01:21

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Who'd have thunk the solution to the mysterious Rathgar bikejacking of 1902 was sitting in Library Towers all along?!

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    Donalring-

    • 05/Apr/2018 08:07:54

    looks like 1918 is written at the very bottom , can only see half of it

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    sissonni

    • 12/Apr/2018 13:14:37

    The road on the right hand side of this photo is Highfield Road. No 49 is listed in the 1913 phonebook link above as "Hayes, Conyngham & Robinson" which doesn't appear to match the sign above the door

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    Niall McAuley

    • 12/Apr/2018 18:14:46

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Good spot, fellow niall. The signage here says Dressmaking.

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    sissonni

    • 13/Apr/2018 10:02:56

    This picture provides more detail of the large sign on the roof of the building on the right hand side ".. COALS" ?