Children on the rocks?

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Where: Galway, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1891

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Connemara might seem an unlikely place to find marble but the green stone found there continues to fascinate. Mr. Hargrave has captured four children among the rocks of a quarry and unless my eyes deceive me they appear to be boys in dresses?

Apropos yesterdays image of a GNR railbus, Mr. Hargrave worked as a railway engineer for the Great Northern Railway so there is a connection however slight...

Photographers: Joshua H. Hargrave

Collection: Joshua H. Hargrave Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue date c.1891

NLI Ref: HAR20

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    abandoned railways

    • 14/Feb/2019 09:26:52

    They are working at the quarry, one has a crowbar. The clothing is protective.

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    • 14/Feb/2019 09:31:44

    "Lissoughter, Recess, Galway" the catalogue says. Somewhere near here, going by the distant hills? Streetview -

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    • 14/Feb/2019 09:53:11

    There is a 'similar item' of a child (crawling over an adult?) with a railway and a wagon to the left as if the line was being built. The Connemara railway opened in 1895 after difficulties, so the 1891 date makes sense. Was Mr Hargrave working on the railway?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Feb/2019 10:43:06

    [] I think that streetview looks good, The 25" map draws a literal blank today, but on the 1930s Cassini 6", this is marked as a Quarry (Marble).

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    • 14/Feb/2019 11:24:23

    King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra visited in 1903 - via []. I think a few hundred metres down the hill - [][] I wonder if these lads are in that crowd 11 years on - bet they were!

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 20/Feb/2019 09:00:08

    Great composition