Two main questions today on this photograph from our Clonbrock collection – Who is Louie? And where is Hodder? Bonus points for suggestions as to why these little chaps were so delighted with themselves...
Quickest off the mark (and undoubtedly on the ball) was sharon.corbet
, who suggests that this is Louis Meldon on the occasion of his commencement at Hodder Place
, a Catholic (Jesuit) boarding school in England. We've met the Meldon's before - as presumed relatives of the Dillon's of Clonbrock, there are more than a few of their family shots in that collection. And, indeed, Louis himself has cropped up
more than once....
Photographers: Dillon family
Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon
Collection: Clonbrock Photographic Collection
Date: April 1898
NLI Ref: CLON1934
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons