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Castle on the hay covered hill
Description: This beautifully restored(?) castle set in a field of early cut hay is this offering from the Stereo Pairs Collection. When you think how old these images are the quality and clarity is just remarkable. Where is it and what does it look like now? With thanks to sharon.corbet we got answers to both of these questions. The first answer (where?) is that this is Kilwaughter Castle, an early 19th century mansion close to Larne, County Antrim. The second answer (look like now?) is that it doesn't look so great. Seized during WWII, it fell into ruin from the 1950s onwards, and barely a shell remains. There does however seem to be a campaign to see it restored.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0472 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
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Crusader, XIII Century, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Description: From long gone golf clubs, to long gone glory hunters in Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny. This fine stone effigy, with superb detail, looks like an interesting subject for a day in which the rain is belting down (at least here in Dublin)! And so we learned that this effigy was (and still is) at the doorway to Duiske Abbey in Graiguenamanagh. We also learned that, while the "crusader" description arose from the cross-legged stance of these types of medieval reliefs, later research suggests that the stance doesn't neccesarily denote a crusader specifically. Whether crusader or not, this depiction of a 13th century knight could perhaps capture William Marshall, the Anglo-Norman knight who founded the abbey in 1204. Or maybe another local, Alan Beg, who offered significant tithes in exchange for a burial at the abbey.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: c.1865-1914 (perhaps captured c.1900s) NLI Ref: L_ROY_07201 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
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Celebrating 30,000,000 Views
Description: Thank you all for making our Flickr Stream such a success - we have just reached 30,000,000 views, and its all down to you. We are very proud to present our top 10 most viewed photos.
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Description: Persistent URL: floridamemory.com/items/show/159680 Local call number: PC1917 Title: "Skiing is Fun in the Florida Sun" Date: Postmarked November 1, 1960 Physical descrip: 1 postcard - 14 x 9 cm. Series Title: Postcard Collection Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL, 32399-0250 USA, Contact: 850.245.6700, [email protected]
Owner: State Library and Archives of Florida
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Vidkun Quisling, Josef Terboven, tyske offiserer og Rikshirden
Description: I forbindelse med Statsakten. Fotograf: trolig NTB. Fra album: 1-2-1942. RA/PA-0750/H/0002/ 1032
Owner: Riksarkivet (National Archives of Norway)
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CO 1069-416-29
Description: Description: Shanghai : Chinese wheelbarrow (public conveyance). Location: Shanghai, China ------------------------------------------------------ Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/416. This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives. Feel free to share it within the spirit of the Commons. Please use the comments section below the pictures to share any information you have about the people, places or events shown. We have attempted to provide place information for the images automatically but our software may not have found the correct location. For high quality reproductions of any item from our collection please contact our image library
Owner: The National Archives UK
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CO 1069-382-3
Description: Description: St. Kitts (Basseterre) Sugar Factory. Location: St Kitts Date: 1957-1958 Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/382 This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives, uploaded as part of the Caribbean Through a Lens project. We have attempted to provide place information for the images automatically but our software may not have found the correct location. We need your help to fill in the gaps, to unearth the missing stories, the social and cultural memories from this selection of colonial recordings. Do you recognise anything or anyone in the photographs? Do they provoke any personal or historical memories? If so, please leave your comments, tags and stories to enrich our records. If you would like to get involved in our community project Caribbean through a lens, we would love to hear from you. For high quality reproductions of any item from our collection please contact our image library
Owner: The National Archives UK
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CO 1069-257-20
Description: Description: British Honduras. Corozal landing ground looking westwards. The roughness of the ground from which the "Stinson" operate can be improved as, indeed, can the line of take-off and approach. Location: Corozal, Belize Date: July 1944 Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/257 This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives, uploaded as part of the Caribbean Through a Lens project. We have attempted to provide place information for the images automatically but our software may not have found the correct location. We need your help to fill in the gaps, to unearth the missing stories, the social and cultural memories from this selection of colonial recordings. Do you recognise anything or anyone in the photographs? Do they provoke any personal or historical memories? If so, please leave your comments, tags and stories to enrich our records. If you would like to get involved in our community project Caribbean through a lens, we would love to hear from you. For high quality reproductions of any item from our collection please contact our image library
Owner: The National Archives UK
Views: 1657
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CO 1069-270-18
Description: Description: Houses and Stores of the Settlers. Farm Houses and Wind-mills, Middle Settlement. Location: Canada Date: 1858-1859 This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives. Feel free to share it within the spirit of the Commons. Please use the comments section below the pictures to share any information you have about the people, places or events shown. We have attempted to provide place information for the images automatically but our software may not have found the correct location. For high quality reproductions of any item from our collection please contact our image library
Owner: The National Archives UK
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Yachts on Sydney Harbour
Description: This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s William J Hall collection. The Hall collection provides an important pictorial record of recreational boating in Sydney Harbour, from the 1890s to the 1930s – from large racing and cruising yachts, to the many and varied skiffs jostling on the harbour, to the new phenomenon of motor boating in the early twentieth century. The collection also includes studio portraits and images of the many spectators and crowds who followed the sailing races. The Australian National Maritime Museum undertakes research and accepts public comments that enhance the information we hold about images in our collection. If you can identify a person, vessel or landmark, write the details in the Comments box below. Thank you for helping caption this important historical image. Object number 00002572
Owner: Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
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Children in Sydney slums, mainly Surry Hills, Woolloomooloo, Redfern, 1949 by Ted Hood
Description: Format: Photograph Find more detailed information about this photographic collection: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=52721 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/SimpleSearch.aspx From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Owner: State Library of New South Wales collection
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CO 1069-40-20
Description: Description: Photographs (38) accompanying P.W.D. Report 1915. P.W. Ex. 1914 Item 88. New lighthouse. Location: Gold Coast Date: 1915 Description: Photographs (38) accompanying P.W.D. Report 1915. Alladays house, purchased by the Govt. and now used as quarters for A.E.P.W.D. Location: Gold Coast Date: 1915 Description: Photographs (38) accompanying P.W.D. Report 1915. P.W. Extraordinary. Ho. 39. Item. 133. Sanitary Imp. Roads and drains native town. Location: Gold Coast, Tarquah Date: 1915 Description: Photographs (38) accompanying P.W.D. Report 1915. Location: Gold Coast Date: 1915 Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/40 This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives, uploaded as part of the Africa Through a Lens project. Feel free to share it within the spirit of the Commons. Our records about many of these images are limited. If you have more information about the people, places or events shown in an image, please use the comments section below. We have attempted to provide place information for the images automatically but our software may not have found the correct location. Alternatively you could use the Suggestify tool to suggest the location of a picture. For high quality reproductions of any item from our collection please contact our image library
Owner: The National Archives UK
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CO 1069-71-121
Description: Description: The Gardens at Sokoto. Location: Sokoto Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/71 This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives, uploaded as part of the Africa Through a Lens project. Feel free to share it within the spirit of the Commons. Our records about many of these images are limited. If you have more information about the people, places or events shown in an image, please use the comments section below. We have attempted to provide place information for the images automatically but our software may not have found the correct location. Alternatively you could use the Suggestify tool to suggest the location of a picture. For high quality reproductions of any item from our collection please contact our image library
Owner: The National Archives UK
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CO 1069-48-8
Description: Description: View of Takoradi Point and proposed Townsite looking S.E. from R. C. Church, Amanful. Location: Gold Coast, Takoradi, Amanful Date: 10 August 1920 Description: View of Sand-bar & Beach at Mouth of Whin River, looking westward. Location: Gold Coast, Takoradi Date: 10 August 1920 Description: View of Mouth of Whin River looking upstream, with sand-bar on left and proposed Townsite on right. Location: Gold Coast, Takoradi Date: 10 August 1920 Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/48 This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives, uploaded as part of the Africa Through a Lens project. Feel free to share it within the spirit of the Commons. Our records about many of these images are limited. If you have more information about the people, places or events shown in an image, please use the comments section below. We have attempted to provide place information for the images automatically but our software may not have found the correct location. Alternatively you could use the Suggestify tool to suggest the location of a picture. For high quality reproductions of any item from our collection please contact our image library
Owner: The National Archives UK
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Wales versus Ireland football International at Wrexham
Description: Teitl Cymraeg/Welsh title: Gêm bêl-droed ryngwladol Cymru yn erbyn Iwerddon yn Wrecsam Ffotograffydd/Photographer: Geoff Charles (1909-2002) Dyddiad/Date: April 2, 1954 Cyfrwng/Medium: Negydd ffilm / Film negative Cyfeiriad/Reference: (gch05901) Rhif cofnod / Record no.: 3367697 Rhagor o wybodaeth am gasgliad Geoff Charles yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru More information about the Geoff Charles Collection at the National Library of Wales
Owner: LlGC ~ NLW
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School of Arts, Bathurst, ca. 1880 / photographer unknown
Description: The first School of Arts was established in Glasgow in 1823, to help the working man educate himself through lectures and a library. The first School of Arts in Australia was established in Hobart in 1827. Their function was largely superceded by public libraries and technical colleges. Format: Photograph Notes: Find more detailed information about this photographic collection: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=910311 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/SimpleSearch.aspx From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Owner: State Library of New South Wales collection
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Graf Zeppelin over Bergen
Description: Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen) Date/place: 1930, Bergen/Norway Subject: Graf Zeppelin over Bergen Medium: Postcard Notes: More of Knudsen´s work available at: the picture collection at the University of Bergen (in Norwegian only). Persistent URL: www.nettbiblioteket.no/arkiv/digitaltarkiv/arrangementer/... Original belongs to the Local Collection at Bergen Public Library
Owner: Bergen Public Library
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David Altchek (second from right, back row) with neighbors--the Kovo family
Description: Description: David Altchek (second from right, back row) with neighbors--the Kovo family, in Salonica, circa 1908, on the occasion of Mrs. Kovo's (seated, center) departure for Jerusalem. Rabbi Emanuel Molho is standing back row far right. Medium: Black and white photographic print Dimensions: 21 x 26 centimeters Date: circa 1908 Persistent URL: to be added soon Repository: American Sephardi Federation, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011 Call Number: no call number Rights Information: No known copyright restrictions; may be subject to third party rights. For more copyright information, click here. See more information about this image and others at CJH Digital Collections. Digital images created by the Gruss Lipper Digital Laboratory at the Center for Jewish History
Owner: Center for Jewish History, NYC
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Accident on the Zig Zag, 1908
Description: Rail Accident on the Zig Zag Railway Dated: 9 December 1908 Digital ID: 17420_a014_a014000846 Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions We'd love to hear from you if you use our photos. Many other photos in our collection are available to view and browse on our website using Photo Investigator.
Owner: NSW State Archives and Records
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An hotel, omnibus, loiterers and ... a chicken!
Description: This delightful shot of an hotel in Westport, County Mayo is a great way to begin a week that promises to be a scorcher here in Ireland. The trees are offering plenty of shade for those who sit and await the departure of the omnibus to ...where? There is a lot of detail in the shot, not least the registration number of the 'bus together with the dress of the people standing about and the piles of leaves should help with the time of year if not the date? Sometimes it seems that we could have a stand-alone album for our many 'charabanc' images. Or even for this particular 'bus, registration number IM 180, which has been confirmed to be in the service of the Midland Great Western Railway. Other inputs from Niall McAuley, sharon.corbet, sissonni, and Beachcomber help us refine the 50 year catalogue range to less than 5 years in the early 1910s. In this period, the nature of road traffic started to change. And, while it was the 'airbrush' rather than the internal-combustion engine that removed all the manure from a postcard variant of this image, the same cannot be said for the modern StreetView.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Certainly after 1908 (AA signage). Likely c.1911 -1914 (char-a-banc) NLI Ref: L_ROY_11179 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
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Charabanc at the Lake Hotel
Description: This delightful shot shows a "Charabanc" or "Omnibus" loading up with happy trippers outside the Lake Hotel in Inchigeela, County Cork. The image is full of detail including hats, horses, people - but any dogs? As evidenced by the modern Flickr view highlighted by BeachcomberAustralia, and the modern StreetView shared by Niall McAuley, while the traffic in Inchigeela has changed, the businesses on view have not changed too much. Indeed, even the signage (for the Cyclist's Touring Club on the guest house, and Murphy's sign on the public house) has similar equivalents today. It is these original/older signs which help date the image - to perhaps the late 1890s or 1900s.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after c.1890s (product signage) NLI Ref: L_CAB_08779 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
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NOT a
Description: While this is NOT the exterior of a Gothic revival/restoration stone church it just may be the interior of just such a church. This appears to be one of a number of images of the same church in the archive. This one shows a beautifully clean, tidy and empty church all ready for Sunday service but where is it? There was mighty craic with the image last Friday and may I apologise to all our Cork brethren for suggesting that their beautiful city is naught but a "hamlet" :-) And today's image is from no small hamlet either - but Down Cathedral in Downpatrick. (Which [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] told us with lightening speed - before our morning coffee had cooled! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0513 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
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Description: A visit to the Stereo Pairs Collection today and to a country church(?) with "square tower of rubble masonry". The shot has been reduced to a single image for ease of viewing on Flickr. In the past we have been able to identify places and times by the tombstones but I am not sure the detail is there on this one. While we'd originally titled this with a line from Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, ("The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep"), Niall McAuley schooled us that, technically, a hamlet (almost by definition) is a settlement that doesn't have a church. Shortly afterwards, based on cues and clues that hinted at a Cork based location, and in particular a similarly titled reverse view, sissonni established this as the "old" St Finbarre's Cathedral in Cork. As it was demolished and replaced, by William Burges, from 1865, we know that this image must have been captured before then.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. Certainly before 1865 (demolition/reconstruction of cathedral) NLI Ref: STP_0582 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
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Callow Hill, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow
Description: Having assumed that yesterday's "location unknown" image would keep everyone busy for a few days (how wrong I was), I hadn't really prepared anything for today. And hence have not taken the time to investigate the background to today's offering. Presumably however the "Vartry" reference in the image connects it with the Vartry reservoir and water works of the mid-19th century.... Based on extensive inputs from abandoned railways, sharon.corbet, BeachcomberAustralia, O Mac and in particular Niall McAuley we learned a lot about both the inanimate and human subjects of this shot. Put simply, based on the OSI maps, similar catalogue images, census records and related publications, this tank is indeed part of the Vartry reservoir and works. Not only that, but it is 99% certain that the people pictured are Murtagh Geoghegan, Mary Geoghegan and one of their sons (Thomas, Patrick or John). This family lived at the nearby and aptly named "Tank House", with Murtagh acting as caretaker of this part of the water works. While John Gray was commemorated with a statue on O'Connell Street for his efforts in bringing fresh water and improved conditions to Dublin's citizens, we're delighted to acknowledge the contribution of the Geoghegan family ourselves today :) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps c.1890s-1900s NLI Ref: L_ROY_00538 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
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Railway Station House, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow
Description: Back when railway stations were designed with a sense of style and purpose, this confection was landed in Bagenalstown in County Carlow. The symmetrical design was to cater for the vast flow of passengers in and out - though they had departed by the time this shot was taken. However, careful examination will show that a couple of special passengers are making their way to the right hand entrance and near the left there is a d..... We learned that this station, together with several other "picturesque gothic" stations in Ireland, was designed by English architect Sancton Wood. Though closed for a period in the late 20th century, Muine Bheag (Bagnalstown) station is since reopened and is a "halt" on the Dublin to Waterford line..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10668 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
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Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran?
Description: The triumphant pose of the figure above those boulders reminded Morning Mary of the old tonguetwister. Shot by Mr. French on a cabinet sized camera it would appear to be in a not so accessible position at Carrignagat, Collooney, County Sligo. This monument, dedicated to 1798 leader Bartholomew Teeling commemorates actions at the Battle of Collooney. Built by sculptors Harrison & Sons of Great Brunswick St, Dublin, our contributors tell us that the Teeling Monument was unveiled on the battle's centenary - 1898. Helping refine the 50 year catalogue range to a 15 year period in the late 1890s or 1900s.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Definitely 1898 (monument unveiled) NLI Ref: L_CAB_03577 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
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Old Cross, Sligo
Description: From the delights of Woodstown in Waterford and wasp waisted women to ancient artifacts and abodes in Sligo! This fine celtic cross appears to have been beautifully decorated, and is positioned with a tower in the background. Some great vertical lines in the shot. Is it still standing and in that location? Even though this image may have been mirrored in the scanning/digitising process, BeachcomberAustralia and Rory_Sherlock quickly and concurrently identified this as Drumcliffe, County Sligo. Where there are a number of high crosses. And, apparently Sligo's only round tower. Poet William Butler Yeats is buried only a few paces away..... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3409 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
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Woodstown, water, white wall and wasp waist!
Description: This lovely shot from the Poole Collection of the beach at Woodstown, County Waterford has a number of attractions. Soft sand, boys making sand castles, fish traps in the distance, a beached boat and a lady with an impossibly narrow waist. Confirmed to have been taken at Woodstown Strand, the consensus is that at least some of those pictured may be members of the Poole family. Perhaps on holiday or a day-out from the busy photography studio in Waterford. Maybe around 1900 or so.... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Likely c.1900s. NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0245 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
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The place where true happiness can be found
Description: This beautiful Royal plate from the Lawrence collection was taken by Robert French in "Happy Valley" near Newcastle, County Down. The scene is idyllic (if rather rugged for true happiness) but then the road to happiness is sometimes long and tortured.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_06370 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
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Work continues on the new public lifts
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Work continues on the new public lifts
Description: Lift shaft and openings on ground floor in the non-public area of the Mitchell building. Learn more about our plans for this area: www.sl.nsw.gov.au/ourfuture
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Looking north, ground floor circulation gallery
Description: This space previously housed the set aside area, where collection items that have been requested or returned by readers are temporarily held, the Sir William Dixson Research Library, and other back of house spaces. On the other side of the wall on the left of this image is the Mitchell Library Reading Room. Learn more about our plans for this area: www.sl.nsw.gov.au/ourfuture
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The Kingdom in all its glory!
Description: From Mayo (God help us) to the Kingdom of Kerry and more specifically to Dingle Harbour on a beautiful clear day. This lovely cabinet sized shot was taken from a high PoV giving a great vista of water and land in that special part of the island! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Definitely after c.1890. Possibly c.1900 NLI Ref: L_CAB_06167 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
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Go west young man, go west!
Description: Killala Bay, Kilcummin, Co. Mayo looking pristine with a sharp horizon line is todays offering from the Lawrence Collection. Given the size of Killala Bay this could be looking North, South, East or West and we could still have such an horizon but no doubt the cartographers among you will have the shot properly oriented in jig time? Today's contributors point-out that the main difference between this image and the modern StreetView is that Kilcummin's stone pier/breakwater has not yet been built. There is evidence that this may have been constructed after c.1893, and likely before c.1898 - when a plaque commemorating a French landing in 1798 was seemingly unveiled. This event was (somewhat unusually) marked on the historic OSI maps, along with a label identifying these cottages as part of the local coastguard station. The eagle-eyed amongst our Flickroonies also note that some of the men pictured are wearing coastguard uniforms. By the late 19th century these men were likely more on the lookout for troubled fishingboats than for French invaders..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue c.1865-1914. Perhaps before c.1890s (pier built) NLI Ref: L_ROY_06091 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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A hive of activity - Main Street, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
Description: It's a long way from Tipperary South Riding and Cashel to Tipperary North Riding and Roscrea but only if you are trying to walk it! We started the week with a visit to Cashel of the Kings and here we have the Main Street of Roscrea of the Abbeys! This beautiful royal plate from Mr. French shows a scene of great activity, a public fountain and a mysterious building in the middle of the highway. I wonder what can help us to date the shot even if we cannot identify any of the donkeys? While we couldn't identify the beasts of burden, the burgeoning businesses seemingly help date this image to before c.1901. The fantastic fountain still stands apparently - though moved to nearby Rosemary Square. The marvelous and mysterious market house however did not survive the 1920s - perhaps unsurprising given its placement in the "middle of the road" and the coming of the motor car by then..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Definitely after c.1886 (central building). Possibly before c.1901 (businesses/census) NLI Ref: L_ROY_03192 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Chambers Motors Ltd: 'A body building shop'. Hogg/Belfast.
Description: An unusual image today from the Mason Collection! A body building shop in Belfast where Chambers Motors Limited apparently built the bodies of motor cars. When you visualise the robot assembled vehicles of today with those carefully assembled by craftsmen you can see just how much has changed in the meantime. What can we find out about Chambers and what cars were they assembling in this shop? Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910 NLI Ref: M3/24 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Main Street, Cashel, Co. Tipperary
Description: It may be a "Long way to Tipperary" but today we are going right into the heart of it! Specifically to Cashel of the Kings, the seat of the kings of Munster for many years and later of bishops. The main street always had an elegance about it despite the S bend at the top or Dublin end. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely c.1897-1906 (see comments) NLI Ref: L_ROY_00015 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Pier, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Description: We stay in County Clare and with the Lawrence Collection for the last photo of the week. For a while, Ballyvaughan was the official capital of this region of Clare, sporting its own workhouse, coastguard station and a large police barracks. The small boat on the left looks like a Galway Hooker to me, what do you think? Almost single handedly, B-59 helped refine the range, identify a key subject, and pinpoint the location. The date (previously a 50 year catalogue range from the 1860s to 1910s) is likely to be between the mid-1890s and early-1910s. This is based on the fact that the main identified subject (the steamer S.S. Duras) seemingly ran cargo and passenger services to this per (confirmed as at Ballyvaughan, Co Clare) from after 1893 to before 1912. Thanks B-59! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely c.1893-1912 ("SS Duras" service range) NLI Ref: L_ROY_04086 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Sunday's Well, Cork City, Co. Cork
Description: We are staying in the "Rebel County" today, just because it is a good thing to do. I believe all Corkonians will agree with the decision to present this wonderful landscape / cityscape. I am not very good on sports, where is swordscookie when you need him? Probably off somewhere nice enjoying the Sun! If he was here he might explain why rugby and Sunday's Well seem linked in my mind? Though labelled "Sunday's Well" (and the foreground certainly includes much of that area of the northside of Cork), the consensus from contributors to this image is that it was taken from off Donovan's Road on the south side. Perhaps from Connaught Avenue, but certainly across the Western Road and taking in the city entrance to UCC.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after 1902 (bridge) NLI Ref: L_ROY_00288 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Fairy Rings and Flagpoles.
Description: They're not Fairy Rings of course, but rather enclosures to keep the sheep from eating the plants? To start the week we visit Valentia in Co. Kerry once again and this time to "Glenleam" and what appears to be an hotel or guesthouse. Mr. French appears to have been blessed with sunshine on his visits to the island and got some lovely images of that place at that time. This cabinet sized shot was taken after a trek it seems as he seemed to prefer Royals when he was on ground level! Our intrepid contributors tell us that Glanleam House and Glanleam Gardens are still open to visitors. And, though originally built in the late 18th century, still owe much of their current layout to Peter George Fitzgerald, 'Knight of Kerry', who the gardens in the early to mid 19th century..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly end of range c.1900 or later. NLI Ref: L_CAB_03879 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Quays, Derry City, Co. Derry
Description: Staying in Ulster again to end the week and today visiting the lovely city of Derry on the banks of the Foyle! The Quays have shipping tied up - but it does not look like a hive of activity. Looking at the timbers on the quay it is most likely that a lot has changed in the interim? With thanks to all the usual incredible contributions in the comments, we've been able to map this location accurately. And refine the near 50-year catalogue range to perhaps a 15-year range between the mid-1890s and early 1910s. The latter is possible because of the vessels visible. The smaller vessel, nearest the photographer, is the Screw Steamer 'Harrier'. Built in 1892, she was torpedoed in 1943 (by u-boat U181). The larger steamer, just beyond, is the Packet Steamer 'Duke of York'. Built in 1894, she was renamed the 'Peel Castle' in 1911/1912, and pressed-into service as an Armoured Boarding Vessel during WWI. While the subjects on the leftside of this image are gone forever, it's worth noting that at least some of the focus from the rightside (including the city's Guildhall tower) remain as they were.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Definitely after c.1894 (Duke of York steamship came into service). And before c.1912 (Duke of York renamed). NLI Ref: L_ROY_02563 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea!
Description: One can always tell when Mr. French had to get to someplace difficult or awkward, he used the smaller "cabinet" sized camera and slides! This beautiful scene taken on the slopes of Slieve Donard overlooking Newcastle and that beautiful bay must have felt well worth the climb for him as he stood and took in the view! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_05097 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Steeple, sun, shadows, skirts and Siezer the dog!
Description: 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 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Work continues on the new public lifts
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Work continues on the new public lifts
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Group of people near the place where Kevin Barry was captured
Description: Keven Barry was arrested on 20th September 1920, are we dealing with a contemporary photo or one taken after the event, the Catalogue date of 1921 would suggest the latter? The general consensus is that this may have been taken some time after the events of 20 September 1920. Whether a few hours later, days later, or longer, the consensus is that more immediate contemporaneous photos (like this one) suggest a busier scene in the immediate aftermath. That this is the spot, on the corner of North King Street and Church Street, is confirmed however.... Photographer: W. D. Hogan Collection: Hogan Wilson Collection Date: Catalogue date c.1921. Possibly late 1920. NLI Ref.: HOGW 127 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Who lives in a Fairy Castle?
Description: Yet again we have a case of deja vu! We seem to have seen aspects of this estate in the past though not the castle itself. A renaissance style castle set in the North of Ireland must have seemed pretty pretentious to the sober, hard working northern folk? To all our many supporters and contributors on this Photostream we the three Marys and all at Library towers wish you a very happy St. Patricks Day. To the Ireland team who take on England in a Grand Slam decider tomorrow we say COME ON IRELAND Thanks to BeachcomberAustralia, sharon.corbet, and Niall McAuley for quickly identifying that this isn't strictly a castle - but the 19th century Scottish Baronial architecture of Helen's Bay railway station in County Down. John Spooner also suggests that, unlike other stereopairs that he's helpfully "3d-ified" this image isn't an entirely true stereo image. Apparently both sides are identical..... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. Certainly after 1863 (construction). Perhaps some time after (ivy?) NLI Ref: STP_1995 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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A Royal Plate for a Royal Hotel in Valentia
Description: This fine Royal Plate from the Lawrence Collection is our offering for today. A magnificent hotel taken on a sunny and calm day with lots of activity on the nearby pier and water makes it look the perfect vacation destination! The activity on the fishing boat tied to the pier caused me to look at it closely and the rig appears unusual. I would love to have that rig and the nets over the side explained to me? As with yesterday's image of Galway City, there is something of a sense of deja vu with this image of Knightstown on Valentia island - unsurprising given that we (and French, Mason and O'Dea) have visited several times before. This visit was perhaps early in the catalogue's c.1890-1910 range - as the clock tower (perhaps under constructions here) is dated by its NIAH entry to c.1870-1890.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910. Perhaps early in range (clocktower works) NLI Ref: L_ROY_06993 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Eglington Buildings and Claddagh Rings (Dillons), Galway City, Co. Galway
Description: On the first day on our search for the next 60 million views we have this lovely Eason image of the heart of Galway city. Galway is such a picturesque and welcoming place and this area is the beating heart of the city itself. The Claddagh Ring is synonymous with the county and has been explored here in the past. We were reminded today that we've visited this corner of William St and Eglinton St before - though perhaps not amongst the same crowds evident in this 2017 StreetView. The general consensus is that this image dates to perhaps the mid/late 1920s. Or even the early 1930s. At 1 in the afternoon. 'Dublin Time' :) Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Likely after 1922/23 (buildings). Perhaps before 1935 (businesses) NLI Ref: EAS_2177 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Giants Ring in Kenmare
Description: To the Lawrence Collection this morning and to "The Giants Ring", Kenmare, Co. Kerry. It is not easy to pick it out due to the more modern construction dominating the foreground but there appears to be a ring of ancient stones as the feature? As Niall McAuley points out, the construction date of Kenmare Stone Circle itself (c.2500-1000 BC) doesn't really help with dating this image :) Niall's investigations on the nearby/visible houses however suggest that this image dates from after 1874. Helping narrow the catalogue range by a decade (to c.1874-1914). The lime kiln, on the left, was apparently part of a nearby quarry. The more modern landscaping and planting around the circle give it a much more lush and enclosed feel today... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after 1874 (houses) NLI Ref: L_CAB_06498 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Renaissance Residence as Rustic Rural Retreat?
Description: A visit to the Mason Collection today and to a very fancy "Hatters Castle" type dwelling in County Westmeath. While it looks formidable those windows and doors probably indicate that it was never intended to repel anything other than the weather. Is it still standing and where is/was it? sharon.corbet raises interesting points. Firstly she thinks that this photo is reversed and I am inclined to agree with her. Secondly she believes this photo is some form of a cropped (and reversed) version of L_CAB_03197 and again we fully accept her proposition. The above points do beg the question as to the relationships between the different photographers, why? how? does Mason end up with a Lawrence generated negative? sharon.corbet DannyM8 O Mac Niall McAuley BeachcomberAustralia I think it is a dog and he/she has moved before L_CAB_03198 was snapped. Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910 NLI Ref: M24/61/13 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Clonhugh, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Description: From the moving statue of King Billy to a big, a very big, house outside Mullingar in County Westmeath. This large building with extensions looks like yet another country house converted into a convent or school. Am I right? Morning Mary I have to tell you you are wrong! Within minutes Niall McAuley told us that the house is currently a private dwelling. Messers French and Lawrence are also incorrect with their spelling, it is in fact Clonhugh not Clonugh as on the face of the photograph. I love the story posted by BeachcomberAustralia from 1891, under the heading DOG BITES LORD GREVILLE Lord Greville, I am sorry to learn, was bitten the other day by a dog at Clonhugh, his lordship's seat in County Westmeath. The popular peer left Ireland immediately, and travelled "right away" to Paris, there to place himself under the care of M. Pasteur. By this time I hope he is completely cured........ We are presuming that he visited the one and only Louis Pasteur who discovered pasteurisation and also developed a vaccination for anthrax and rabies, again we are presuming the rabies jabs were the object of the dash to Paris by Lord Greville. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely 1870s NLI Ref: L_ROY_05226 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Tennis Court (with slight obstruction) in Boyle
Description: Back to the old reliable Lawrence Collection today and a visit to the beautiful town of Boyle in County Roscommon. Titled "Tennis Court, Boyle" this image appears to be more about the statue than the tennis court in the background but don't let the truth get in the way of a good story :-) And indeed it was/is a good story. This statue, of King William III, had been moved to this location (from a nearby bridge) in the early 19th century. As with other memorials to King Billy, it suffered several defacements, before being entirely removed entirely before the 1930s. The general consensus is that this image dates to before 1905 - when the statue was seemingly beheaded. The pedestal remains, and is a landmark in the surrounding parkland and "Boyle pleasure grounds".... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Before 1905 (statue) NLI Ref: L_ROY_07368 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Description: The cataloguer may not have had the benefit of super zoomability as we do, and so perhaps did not highlight the castle nestling among the trees. At first viewing I thought that this might confound us, but that huge keep may make this easier than expected. Where is it and is it still standing? Rory_Sherlock was quick to confirm the location of this shot. It was undoubtedly taken from the garden of Rockmount House looking eastwards towards Castle Howard in County Wicklow. Both residences are located in the Vale of Avoca, close to the "meeting of the waters" on the Avonbeg river. It seems that both are, indeed, still standing. If the lawn or Rockmount House is still set up for tennis, one imagines it didn't get much use during the unprecendented March snow this week..... Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection Date: No date for image. O'Connor images sometimes c.1890-1915 NLI Ref: OCO 45 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Tomb of King Connor, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
Description: On a day when history repeats itself, Ireland has 3 inches of snow and slows to a dead stop we have the tomb of King Connor (whoever he was) and perhaps a little bit of real history. And the history of this tomb/effigy is as interesting as it is ancient. Feidlim Ua Conchobair (Fedhlim O'Connor) was King of Connacht from 1233 to 1265, and founded the the Dominican Priory of St. Mary in Roscommon - where this memorial remains. Apart from (apparently) some missing pieces, it is remarkably well preserved after nearly 800 years. One wonders what he would have made of the 'magic' that allows for a 3D model of his memorial.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3359 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Synchronome Electrical Co. Pty. Ltd. interior
Description: Creator: Unidentified. Location: Ann Street, Brisbane, Queensland. Description: Synchronome Electrical Co. Pty. Ltd. View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/207714 Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/picture-queensland You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.
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Future site of the Michael Crouch Family Galleries, looking north-east (Dec 2017)
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Window looking east in staff work area (State Library of NSW)
Description: This iconic window on Level 1 of the south-east wing of the Mitchell Building will provide future gallery visitors with a stunning view over the Domain and of the city's east. Learn more about our plans for this area: www.sl.nsw.gov.au/ourfuture
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Right leaning chimneys in Rathdowney!
Description: The week is off to a rocky start with visit to a brewery first thing on Monday morning. This fine Royal plate from the Lawrence Collection, taken on a still day, shows a fine enterprise seemingly in full swing. Those chimney vents are interesting. and I suspect that they were under the influence of the wind to take away the vapours? I never heard of a brewery in Rathdowney and it will be interesting to read what can be dug up! The "leaning chimney cowls" are confirmed to be of a type that turned with the wind - so obviously weren't always angled to the right :) Our contributors also tell us that Perry's Brewery dates back to 1800 - and looks very similar in this 1832 illustration. The suggestion, though not absolute, is that this image may date from around 1900 - based on the dates attributed to other Lawrence/French images of the area.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps after c.1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10403 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Queen's Yacht but not in Queenstown?
Description: The Queens Yacht at anchor (it is affixed to a buoy which means that it is moored not anchored) with what looks like its twin in the background. As Queenstown was the name given to Cobh in Co. Cork and this looks nothing like Cobh it is safe to say that this is not Queenstown! This lovely, crisp Royal plate from the Lawrence collection shows the detail of the ship to perfection. What seems surprising is the number of small boats in close proximity, herself was not that fond of mixing with the peasants? With confirmation that this is not Queenstown, and as derangedlemur notes, is actually/ironically Kingstown, we have mapped this image to the harbor at Dún Laoghaire. In terms of date, given that this "version" of the royal yacht was superseded by a newer vessel in 1901, it seems plausible that this image dates to a royal visit in 1900.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Very likely c.1900 (Royal visit) NLI Ref: L_ROY_06471 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Rugged mountain and calm day at Glencar!
Description: Glencar Lake, Glencar, brings us back once again to the lovely and much maligned County Leitrim. Jokes such as "even the snipe wear wellingtons in Leitrim" give the impression of an unlovely and unloved county. However, as this and yesterday's photo show, such is far from the truth. We appear to have Mr. French's mode of transport parked conveniently as a gentleman fishes nearby! While the label on the slide says Sligo, and the view if clearly of Leitrim, this may be because Mr French was standing in one county while photographing the other. (The suggestion being that he was all but straddling the border between the two). Apart from location, some of today's conversation involved a revisit to previous images of the nearby Glencar Tea House - with some updates to the notes/discoveries over there...... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02959 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Openluchtschool van Diesterweg's Hulpkas | Open-air school from Diesterweg's Hulpkas
Description: Kinderen van de openluchtschool van Diesterweg's Hulpkas in de eetzaal. Heide, ca. 1905-1914. "Diesterweg’s Hulpkas voor Behoeftige Schoolkinderen" (Antwerpen) richtte in 1904 een van de eerste openluchtscholen ter wereld op, de “Diesterweg's Bestendige Schoolkolonie” te Kalmthout. Zwakkere kinderen uit de Antwerpse stadsscholen konden er gedurende een aantal maanden van een kuur genieten. De leerplicht werd in 1914 in België ingevoerd. Children from the open-air school Diesterweg's Hulpkas enjoying a meal in the refectory. Heide, c. 1905-1914. "Diesterweg’s Hulpkas voor Behoeftige Schoolkinderen", a childcare organisation founded by teachers of the Antwerp city schools to assist pupils of poor families, also started with one of the first open air schools in history at Kalmthout. Children with poor health were allowed to spend several months in the open air school. Compulsory education was implemented in Belgium in 1914. Photo: Ferdinand Claes catalogue nr. 400032_001 Liberaal Archief Kramersplein 23 9000 Gent www.liberaalarchief.be
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A very rare visit to County Longford
Description: This is a rare visit to the county of Longford and the pity is that it shows two institutional buildings rather than the many fine sights there! The Convent of Mercy beside the Union building on a rise must have been dominating the town for many years. Not as difficult to locate as the bombed out bridge of last week but it will be nice to see what has changed here in the meantime? Our interpid detectives have confirmed that the changes in the meantime include the addition of an extra wing to the convent building, and the demolition of the workhouse buildings themselves (on the right). The general consensus is that image was captured no more than a few years after the building of the convent (c.1892) - given the condition, unfilled statue niches, and saplings in the garden.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range 1865-1914. Definitely after 1892 (built). Probably not long after 1892 (condition) NLI Ref: L_ROY_07954 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Sitting in splendid isolation?
Description: The statue of some cleric sitting in splendid isolation in St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick City to begin the week. Last week we visited the beautiful county of Clare and today we go east to the gateway to the Shannon and the spiritual home of Rugby on the island of Ireland. The main learnings from today's photo concern the three memorials pictured:  • Centre is a statue of John Webb (bishop; 1775–1833) which was sculpted by Edward Hodges Baily in 1836.  • Right is a memorial to Thomas Summerfield (major; c.1767-1833) which was commissioned by his fellow officers, and  • Left is a memorial to George Tierney (merchant; d.1788) placed by his nephew following a bequest to the church in which it stands. In terms of dating this image, Niall McAuley offers a well-consider suggestion that it was captured prior to some renovation works (in this corner of the cathedral) which completed around 1880.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Maybe before 1880 (renovation) NLI Ref: L_CAB_02704 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Strand, Lahinch, Co. Clare
Description: We have visited Lahinch in County Clare before with photographs showing its golf and aviation connections. This excellent shot from the Lawrence stable of the strand and the Town itself is an ideal one for this forum as there is so much going on both in the foreground and at a distance. It looks like a lovely summers day? Shortly after we posted this image, BeachcomberAustralia was quick to remind us that we had posted a similar image - 7 looong years ago :) In the comments on that original image, [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] had told us that the Golf Links Hotel (seen on the cliff top here) was built in 1896. Putting this French image at least after that date.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely c.1896-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_08745 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lighthouse, Carrigaholt, Co. Clare
Description: From a traffic blockage in Clonmel to Carrigaholt where the nearest thing to a traffic jam is two cows meeting at a crossroads! Mr. French appears to have discovered rush hour at the famous lighthouse at Loop Head with people posing and using parasols and even a telescope! I wonder did Robert French manage to get the quartet to pose like that for him? While we're still none-the-wiser as to whether Mr French posed this group, or they struck a pose on their own accord, it is the group (and their spy glasses and parasols) that make this shot :) The lighthouse is no less interesting a subject however. We learned today that Kilcredaun Lighthouse was built in 1827, and operated by the Comissioners of Irish Lights for nearly 190 years - until its closure in recent years. The light topping the tower itself, and some of the buildings surrounding, were changed over the years - including more notable works in the 1930s and 40s.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_06301 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Castle or traffic obstruction - Clonmels dilemma?
Description: This old gate to the town of Clonmel which once controlled traffic entering and leaving must have become a true bottleneck with the recent proliferation of motor cars and heavy traffic? At the time this photograph was taken however it does not appear to have been too much of a problem. Thank you all for yesterdays contributions on Main Street, Tipperary, it was very enlightening! Thanks also for the contributions on today's image. Focusing mainly on the date, the suggestion is that it was captured in the first decade or so of the catalogue range (perhaps after 1905, or into the 1910s). Certainly the NIAH entry on the gate itself doesn't help - in that it confirms it was built 100 years prior to this capture. That the gate has a plaque commemorating a famous son of Clonmel, Laurence Sterne, was news to me though..... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. After c.1905 NLI Ref: EAS_3422 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Main Street, Tipperary, County Tipperary
Description: Welcome back to everybody and we hope that you all had a most enjoyable Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year! To begin 2018 we have a view of Main Street, Tipperary Town with lots of activity, commerical and otherwise, to view! We have been to Tipperary before but it was to the brave new world of New Tipperary, an experiment in breaking the shackles of wealthy owners and creating a peoples cooperative. I am intrigued by the vehicles on view with the goods strewn along the sides of the street, it appears to be an older shot than most with no motor cars, bicycles or light poles on view? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Perhaps c.1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_02579 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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St. Helens Bridge, Crawfords Burn
Description: Having spent some time recently down in the sunny South East, or over in beautiful Sligo, it seems appropriate that we visit the wee North. This fine manorial style bridge looks a formidable crossing over a very minor road. Given that, even 100 years ago it was overgrown, how does it look today? While still somewhat overgrown, as evidenced by the contemporary Flickr shots linked from the comments, we are at least delighted that this striking bridge still stands. Today's contributors tell us that this bridge was built, along with the nearby Helen's Bay Railway Station in the 1860s. Designed by architect Benjamin Ferrey, the project was bankrolled by Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, whose lands the line traversed. And whose coat-of-arms still adorn the bridge.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_02853 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Wanted Dead or Alive
Description: Another visit to Sligo Town but with a very different view and skyline to that of our visit to "The Quays"! With the detritus of a recent market lying about it doesn't look very attractive but Sligo - the town and especially the county are much underrated! The welcome is warm, the scenery is stunning and the food is first class. But who is wanted and why? Several contributors pointed-out that we've visited this stretch of Market Street before, and had dated the statue (which replaced this lamppost) to c.1899. Putting this image before that date. In terms of the subject of the "Wanted" poster, the general consensus is that its a tailoring business (Clinchy's) who are seeking journeymen tailors. With "several good men" wanted.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Certainly before c.1899 (when lamppost replaced w/statue). Perhaps c.1890s (buildings) NLI Ref: L_CAB_03580 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Waterfall, Poulaphouca, Co. Wicklow
Description: A beautiful Royal plate of the Waterfall at Poulaphouca, Co. Wicklow. Over the years I have been in that area many times but have never seen this so perhaps it has been inundated? While not inundated, today's contributors and the relevant Wikipedia article tell us that the Poulaphouca waterfall was largely reduced to a trickle following the nearby reservoir works. Thankfully however the impressive looking bridge remains :) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_02532 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The difference between an
Description: The question of the day, apart from the where, when, who of most days is whether the name contains an "N" as in Kincara or and "L" as in Kilcara? I suspect that dating this will not be easy with the lack of identifiable clues but you will have to admit that it is a nice shot of what seems to have been a lovely sunny day! Today's contributors point in particular to the NIAH entry for Kilcarra House (with an "L"), which confirms that this lodge was built c.1888. Seemingly part of the Glenart estate (now a hotel), the gate house was apparently up for sale in recent years - although with a new family crest gracing its arch! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Certainly after c.1888 (construction) NLI Ref: L_CAB_05687 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Poor Clare's Carlow Convent Congregation Carefully Congregated!
Description: This fine Royal sized image from the Lawrence Collection of what appears to be a shiny new Poor Clare Convent in Carlow has a gathering of people in their finery for the photograph! We can probably establish the place with ease but when was it taken and what does the place look like today! The place looks quite similar today - on StreetView at any rate. StreetView does however confirm that a large church has since been built to the left of the convent house. In fact, Niall McAuley tells us that the church was actually moved to sit next to the convent in the 1920s. While this doesn't help date our photo, the (likely more conventional - if speedy) construction completion-date of the convent building does help. And, there's a pretty good feeling that our image dates close to when the convent was opened; in 1900. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Certainly after c.1900 (construction) NLI Ref: L_ROY_07512 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Ducats Grove, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Description: This fairytale castle in Co. Carlow looks more like a child's dream than a mature person's reality. Lines of statues leading to a door guarded by armoured spear bearers. All this was bound to deter the faint hearted! As attested by the contributions on this image (and the associatied Wikipedia article), while the main structure of Duckett's Grove remains, the statues and interiors do not. Home to the Duckett family for several hundred years, it was never fully occupied following their departure in 1916 - and the main building was destroyed by fire in 1933. While the interiors were never redeveloped, some life has returned to the place - with events, tourism and gardens that form part of the Carlow Garden Trail... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02553 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Edermine, Co. Wexford
Description: Unusually for a Lawrence Royal plate this image is not quite tack sharp, but it does have a hazy beauty and suggestion "other times" to it! Edermine in County Wexford would appear to be a very big house with wonderful greenhouses for plant growth. I will be following the stream with interest to learn what I can about it! And what we learned, thankfully, is that everything here is still standing - and occupied. Edermine House itself was built c.1840 by John Benjamin Keane, the central chapel built c.1860 to designs by Augustus Pugin, and the magnificent greenhouse also c.1860 by James Pierce. It seems plausible that the Talbot Powers were the resident family enjoying the gardens around the time of this photo. After hosting refugee monks 100 years ago, it now remains in private hands... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_00645 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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NMFF.HG.000006.V.48
Description: Photograph by Hans Grendahl Kvernes Stavechurch, Norway
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Meet Moate's Main Street - from the west!
Description: Moate, Co. Westmeath has a long and noble main street and it is well captured in this fine Eason shot! We have some of the usual suspects standing about but for me the pose of the man about to climb onto the cart is BIZ! There are no shortage of chimney pots on view and I am sure turf/peat was the staple diet for the fireplaces thereabouts. Given that the location of this image was pretty unequivocal, much of the discussion on its subject focused on the buildings and businesses which are visible. And, based on the adverts visible (including the Morganol Lubricants signage), it seems likely we are after c.1908. Also, given that we don't seem to see this memorial cross outside the courthouse, we are likely before c.1925..... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Likely c.1908-1925. Possibly late 1910s-early 1920s. NLI Ref: EAS_4091 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Thomas O'Criothan, Author, Great Blasket
Description: Happy Cyber Monday to all and when you are online take a moment to imagine how much life has changed since Tomás O'Críothán walked this earth? Tomás used longhand to write, he will have used the old Irish script with the various accents and letter forms in use at the time. All has changed, changed utterly since then and if we could identify the place then the streetview - might not have changed at all! Apart from the discussion on the man and his works (Tomás Ó Criomhthain (1856-1937)), much of the discussion today was on the date of the image. While a copy of this image is apparently held by the Smithsonian (which dates it to "c.1900"), and though our photographer Thomas Mason may have visited the islands with scholar Robin Flower (Bláithín) c.1910, there's a possibility that the image was captured a little later, c.1920. Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910. Possibly c.1910. Perhaps as late as c.1920s. NLI Ref: M20/29/4 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Church interior showing altar and pews. Script over altar reads
Description: 1860-1930 gives us a date window of 70 years and yet there may be nothing in this photo which will allow us to significantly narrow that window? I am confident that we will get the location. In terms of location, it is unequivocally established that this is St Catherine's Church (CoI) in Ahascragh, County Galway. (A church and churchyard which the Dillons and ourselves have visited before). In terms of date, based in particular on inputs from Rory Sherlock and Bernard Healy, the guys have been able to more than half the 70-year range to perhaps 30-years (likely 1870s/80s/90s). This is based primarily what we see (and don't see) on the left-handside of the image. Specifically, the scrolled memorial dates to the early 1870s. So we must be after that. And this memorial was moved, and a new trancept was built, before the mid-1900s. So we must be before then.... Fógra: There will be a guided tour of the Photo Detectives Exhibition on Wednesday next 29th November at 11 am. This tour will take approx. 45 minutes and is free to the public. It will help bring this outstanding exhibition to life for those who attend. Please pass the word to any who may be interested? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1930. Likely c.1871-1905 (memorial/trancepts) NLI Ref: CLON312 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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What are they all looking at?
Description: Labelled "Castle, Throne Room, Dublin" in the catalogue, no throne room ever looked so airy and informal. But then, of course, this is not Dublin Castle's Throne Room! Instead, a market/fair is in progress somewhere - with a lot going on. That huddle in the left foreground with men/boys bent over a table, leaning on one another in companionable familiarity while three ladies in shawls stand apart and looking on is quite intriguing! What are they looking at? A virtual sticky bun, we haven't had a virtual sticky bun for quite a while, to the most interesting or novel suggestion! And, of course, we are in Clifden, County Galway. As well as the possible 'amusements' available, the general feeling is that much of the crowd are engaged in otherwise legitimate trade :) We can even see the same weigh-station we've visited before. Sticky buns all-round :) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps c.1900s NLI Ref: L_ROY_00369 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Down by the Sea
Description: The title in our catalogue is "Castle, Throne Room, Dublin City, Co. Dublin", which is obviously incorrect. I am not even sure that this is a Lawrence shot, at lease not a typical Lawrence shot. I will list it as it is in the system - and review later when we see what transpires during the course of your deliberations. The overriding consensus is that this is the strand at the Murrough, by Wicklow Town. Perhaps a few yards (and a few years) separated from a reverse view we had previously. In terms of subject, it seems likely that this image captures an early 20th century crowd enjoying the Wicklow Regatta (first run in 1878). Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps c.1900+ NLI Ref: L_ROY_00368 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Vice-Regal Lodge, Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: We have a very special edition for you today - we are posting 3 photos for you to enjoy. Sabina Higgins, wife of President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, officially launched our “Photo Detectives” exhibition in September. During the event we discussed our catalogue of old photographs of Áras an Uachtaráin (the official home of the President of Ireland), and we made a promise to select a number of the photos and to share them here on Flickr. Áras an Uachtaráin, formerly the Vice Regal Lodge, is now the official residence and principal workplace of the President of Ireland. It is located off Chesterfield Avenue in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. The building, designed by Nathaniel Clements and completed in 1751 and added to over the years, is open to the public each Saturday. As usual we look forward to your comments and observations. And, of course, Photo Detectives is running at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar, Dublin, 7 days a week - make sure to drop in if you get a chance! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between circa. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_00335 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Vice-Regal Lodge, Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: We have a very special edition for you today - we are posting 3 photos for you to enjoy. Sabina Higgins, wife of President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, officially launched our “Photo Detectives” exhibition in September. During the event we discussed our catalogue of old photographs of Áras an Uachtaráin (the official home of the President of Ireland), and we made a promise to select a number of the photos and to share them here on Flickr. Áras an Uachtaráin, formerly the Vice Regal Lodge, is now the official residence and principal workplace of the President of Ireland. It is located off Chesterfield Avenue in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. The building, designed by Nathaniel Clements and completed in 1751 and added to over the years, is open to the public each Saturday. As usual we look forward to your comments and observations. And, of course, Photo Detectives is running at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar, Dublin, 7 days a week - make sure to drop in if you get a chance! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between circa. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02652 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Vice-Regal Lodge Boudoir, Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: We have very special edition for you today - we are posting 3 photos for you to enjoy. Sabina Higgins, wife of President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, officially launched our “Photo Detectives” exhibition in September. During the event we discussed our catalogue of old photographs of Áras an Uachtaráin (the official home of the President of Ireland), and we made a promise to select a number of the photos and to share them here on Flickr. Áras an Uachtaráin, formerly the Vice Regal Lodge, is now the official residence and principal workplace of the President of Ireland. It is located off Chesterfield Avenue in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. The building, designed by Nathaniel Clements and completed in 1751 and added to over the years, is open to the public each Saturday. As usual we look forward to your comments and observations. And, of course, Photo Detectives is running at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar, Dublin, 7 days a week - make sure to drop in if you get a chance! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between circa. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_00355 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Roundwood, Co. Wicklow
Description: Roundwood as none of us will have seen it. Irelands highest village looks like a tiny hamlet dominated by a fine stone church with maidens dancing at the crossroads (sorry, I got a bit carried away there)! Children in pinnies, a sunhat on display and a soft misty fog on the mountains, Ireland as we dream of it. Given that subject and location are clear, the main discussion today was on date. The general consensus (based on businesses and buildings visible) is that we are likely closer to the first half of the catalogue range (c.1880s) than to the upper bound (c.1900). Interestingly, [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] highlights that this very picture hangs in the lounge of the (now very smartly rennovated) building on the right hand side of the street. Where they have dated it c.1890.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Likely early in range c.1880s NLI Ref: L_ROY_00522 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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3482. Flyvefoto. Oslo - Slottet. Tivoli
Description: Beskrivelse / Description: Postkort / Postcard. Flyfoto / Aerial photography. Dato / Date: ukjent / unknown Sted / Place: Oslo Fotograf / Photographer: ukjent / unknown Utgiver / Publisher: Omsted & Harstad, Oslo Digital kopi av original / Digital copy of original: s/h postkort, sølvgelatin Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway Lenke / Link: www.nb.no Bildesignatur / Image Number: bldsa_PK05593
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Vidkun Quisling in Drontheim. 1941/11/14-15.
Description: RA/RAFA-3309/U 38B/10/38-10-39 img152
Owner: Riksarkivet (National Archives of Norway)
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D1422_B76292_B08
Description: Creator: H.F. Cooper Photographer, Strabane Date: c.1935 Original Format: Glass Plate Negative Description: Group portrait of six women. Ages ranging from c.30 years down to c. 4 years. A mother and her daughters? PRONI Ref: D1422/B76292/B/8 Copying and copyright: Please see www.proni.gov.uk/index/research_and_records_held/copying_... For Copy Orders, contact: Email: [email protected] For fees and charges see: www.proni.gov.uk/index/about_proni/are_there_any_fees_and...
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Bakkelaget (sic.)
Description: Tittel / Title: Bakkelaget (sic.) / Bekkelaget Beskrivelse / Description: Postkort. Dato / Date: ukjent / unknown Fotograf / Photographer: ukjent / unknown Utgiver / Publisher: ukjent / unknown Sted / Place: Oslo, Nordstrand, Bekkelaget, Bekkelaget stasjon Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway Lenke / Link: www.nb.no Bildesignatur / Image Number: bldsa_PK1846
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CO 1069-766-72
Description: Description: Jamestown Location: Jamestown, St Helena Date: 1914 Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/766 This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives. Feel free to share it within the spirit of the Commons Please use the comments section below the pictures to share any information you have about the people, places or events shown. We have attempted to provide place information for the images automatically but our software may not have found the correct location. For high quality reproductions of any item from our collection please contact our image library
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Vegetable market in Stockholm 1951
Description: Grönsaksförsäljning på Klaratorget i Stockholm år 1951 tag: Reportage på Klaratorget i Stockholm Date: 1951 Photo Nr: 2219-B2963 To the original (text i swedish)
Owner: Stockholm Transport Museum Commons
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Jarrow site, tunnel entrance
Description: Two workmen emerging from the tunnel mouth with a tub of excavated clay. The Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels were opened to the people of Tyneside on 24th July 1951. These two purpose-built tunnels were designed to connect Howdon in North Tyneside with Jarrow in South Tyneside under the river Tyne. At a cost of £833,000, these 900 ft (274.5 m) long tunnels, which run parallel to each other, have been connecting the communities on the North and South banks of the river Tyne for the past 60 years. Ref: TWAS:DT.MHA-1-17 Courtesy Mott MacDonald To view the set: www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157627128959897/ (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email [email protected] To purchase a hi-res copy please email [email protected] quoting the title and reference number.
Owner: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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Lockhart State Park - Combination Building - SP51_117
Description: Combination building, including elevation and plan. Specific date: 9/1/1936 Draftsman: Smith, Olin. Pencil on paper. LN: 34.375 x WD: 24.50
Owner: Texas State Archives
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Falls of Melsingah, Fishkill, on the Hudson.
Description: Digital ID: G91F093_029F. ca. 1855-ca. 1930 Source: Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views. / United States. / States / New York / Stereoscopic views of the Lower Hudson Valley (more info) Repository: The New York Public Library. Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs. See more information about this image and others at NYPL Digital Gallery. Persistent URL: digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/id?G91F093_029F Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions; may be subject to third party rights (for more information, click here)
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View of the Hudson River from Washington's Headquarters, New...
Description: Digital ID: 79498. View of the Hudson River from Washington's Headquarters, Newburgh, N.Y. Source: Detroit Publishing Company postcards / Unnumbered cards (more info) Repository: The New York Public Library. Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs. See more information about this image and others at NYPL Digital Gallery. Persistent URL: digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/id?79498 Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions; may be subject to third party rights (for more information, click here)
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Lady riders at horse sport day, Walton Vale, Cloncurry
Description: Creator: Unidentified. Location: Cloncurry, Queensland. Description: Lady riders at horse sport day, Walton Vale, Cloncurry View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/127123 Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/picture-queensland You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.
Owner: State Library of Queensland, Australia
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Electrical wares on display in the Toowoomba Light and Power Company's shop window
Description: Creator: Unidentified. Location: Toowoomba, Queensland. Description: View looking through the shop window showing a display of a variety of electrical goods, including jugs, stoves, refrigerators, lamps, toasters, mix-masters, kettles and light fittings. The shop windows have leadlight inserts decorating the top part of the frames and the light fittings hanging inside the shop are Art Deco style, as is a small wall bracket on the back wall. There is another light fitting fastened to the ceiling of the awning on the footpath. Two Hecla advertisements are placed one each side of the window, which has an image of a woman holding different appliances. View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/138495 Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/picture-queensland You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.
Owner: State Library of Queensland, Australia
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A fine collection of ivy? (on 'St. Columb's House')
Description: The title for this Stereo Pairs image goes "Celtic Oratory - very overgrown" which is somewhat of an understatement! Looking at the door and the stonework I would not have recognised it as a Celtic church building festooned with ivy. It will be interesting to see if we can establish its location? (FYI - Well done to all on the terrific detective work yesterday! To identify not only the people in the shot but the place where it was taken was excellent and very enjoyable to watch as it unfolded.) Perhaps less intensive (but no less invaluable) investigation has confirmed that this is St. Columb's House a 12th (or perhaps 10th) century oratory in Kells, County Meath.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0523 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Horse apples, stone walls and Benbo!
Description: This Eason image of Benbo mountain in County Leitrim has lots of atmosphere provided by a long line of horse dung, well constructed stone walls, a man (policeman?) with a firearm(?) walking off into the distance, and the mountain looking down over all! Not very uplifting on this windy morning in January but interesting nonetheless and the "streetview" will no doubt be illuminating? With thanks to Streetview inputs from B-59 and sharon.corbet we have confirmation that this part of Manorhamilton is still readily recognisable - though thankfully with fewer deposited/natural obstacles to overcome :) Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1920 NLI Ref: Eas 2642 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Quays in Sligo
Description: A lovely Lawrence image of the Quays (pronounced in those parts as the "kays") in Sligo town. Taken around the time of the transition from sail to steam, we have a nice mix of sailing vessels and steamers. Even the steamships have the alternative - with masts for sails as back up to the engines. The town looks all a bustle but how much has that skyline changed in the meantime? Apart from the spires of the cathedral and town hall, the waterfront has changed quite a bit since this image was taken. Which, based on the two vessels visible (the screw steamer Heathmore, and the brig Argestes ), was likely in the 1890s. And certainly before 1897, when the Heathmore was sunk.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly c.1890s (ships) NLI Ref: L_CAB_05616 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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