We start the week with an image taken just before a separation that must have seemed almost as catastrophic as Brexit - the creation of the Irish Free State! The inimitable Mr. Hogan gives us this fine image of soldiers on parade in a Dublin Barracks. The ranks are dressed, the sergeants are in place, the order to Present Arms has been given and all on parade are in that position of salutation!. Mr. Hogan must have been longing for a modern wide angle or even fish eye lens to capture the scene in its entirety.
suggests that Mr. Hogan was on an upper floor opposite the parade square of the Royal (now Collins) Barracks. Beachcomber also highlights a catalogue note (missed before posting) that this image could capture the "1st Battalion, 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment at their Ferozeshah Day Parade, in the Royal Barracks, Dublin, 1921
Photographer: W. D. Hogan
Collection: Hogan Wilson Collection
NLI Ref.: HOG195
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