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Hotel, Pontoon, Co. Mayo
Description: This was the shot that should have been posted for Halloween and we might have discovered the man with the cloven hoof? Having said that, this shot by Mr. French shows a heavenly scene. And, way back when this photo was taken, it must have so restful and peaceful it seemed to be heaven? From today's contributions we learned that Healy's Hotel (in Pontoon, County Mayo) has operated on the shores of Lough Cullen since the 1830s/1840s. After a recent downturn in fortunes, apparently it has been bought recently for development (good news). But that development may involve demolition of the original structure and a rebuild (perhaps less good news)..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_07304 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 Netterville Institute, Meath.
Description: Though listed in the catalogue as "County Louth", sharon.corbet was quick off the mark to establish (with derangedlemur confirming) that no only does the building still exist, but - strictly - it's in Meath. (And available for sale if you have a few bob to spare) Photographer: Robert French Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_06190 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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Bondebryllup i Hardanger
Description: Tradisjonelt bryllup i Ulvik i Hardanger i mai 1954.
Owner: Riksarkivet (National Archives of Norway)
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Burnie, Tasmania (1919)
Description: Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office: WC1919/07/17 p17 Images from the TAHO collection that are part of The Commons have ‘no known copyright restrictions’, which means TAHO is unaware of any current copyright restrictions on these works. This can be because the term of copyright for these works may have expired or that the copyright was held and waived by TAHO. The material may be freely used provided TAHO is acknowledged; however TAHO does not endorse any inappropriate or derogatory use.
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On the Estero River with the Coast Guard Auxiliary Patrol
Description: Persistent URL: floridamemory.com/items/show/254985 Local call number: KOR0035 Title: On the Estero River with the Coast Guard Auxiliary Patrol Date: October 18, 1958 Physical descrip: 1 photoprint- b&w. - 8 x 10 in. Series Title: Koreshan Unity 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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Image taken from page 295 of '[Our own country. Descriptive, historical, pictorial.]'
Description: Image taken from: Title: "[Our own country. Descriptive, historical, pictorial.]" Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 10348.h.9." Volume: 03 Page: 295 Place of Publishing: London Date of Publishing: 1885 Publisher: Cassell & Co. Edition: [The same edition, republished.] Issuance: monographic Identifier: 002732646 Explore: Find this item in the British Library catalogue, 'Explore'. Open the page in the British Library's itemViewer (page image 295) Download the PDF for this book Image found on book scan 295 (NB not a pagenumber)Download the OCR-derived text for this volume: (plain text) or (json) Click here to see all the illustrations in this book and click here to browse other illustrations published in books in the same year. Order a higher quality version from here.
Owner: The British Library
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Mail carrier Charley Harris being followed by dogs in Tallahassee, Florida
Description: Persistent URL: floridamemory.com/items/show/260691 Local call number: TD00201A Title: Mail carrier Charley Harris being followed by dogs in Tallahassee, Florida Date: December 12, 1956 Physical descrip: 1 photonegative - b&w - 4 x 5 in. Series Title: Tallahassee Democrat 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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Williams høstkolleksjon 1959
Description: Visning av William Duborgh Jensens høstkolleksjon i Riddervoldsgate 9 på Frogner i Oslo. William sammen med modellen Bibba. Fotograf: Bjørn Glorvigen Arkivreferanse: PA-0797_Ud_2527_002
Owner: Riksarkivet (National Archives of Norway)
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Overseas Highway bridge in the Florida Keys
Description: Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245134 Local call number: JJS0132 Title: Overseas Highway bridge in the Florida Keys Date: ca. 1955 Physical descrip: 1 transparency - col. - 4 x 5 in. Series Title: Joseph Janney Steinmetz 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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Fannie Ratchford 1970_101_0009
Description: Title: Thomas Jefferson Chambers’ House Location: Anahuac, Texas Date: 1936
Owner: Texas State Archives
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Workers at the Black Lion, Conwy
Description: Teitl Cymraeg/Welsh title: Gweithwyr y tu allan i'r Black Lion, Conwy Ffotograffydd/Photographer: John Thomas (1838-1905) Dyddiad/Date: [ca. 1885] Cyfrwng/Medium: Negydd gwydr / Glass negative Maint/Dimensions: 12 x 16.5 cm. Cyfeiriad/Reference: jth02276 Rhif cofnod / Record no.: 3363214 Rhagor o wybodaeth am gasgliad John Thomas yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru More information about the John Thomas Collection at the National Library of Wales Mae ffotograffau John Thomas hefyd yn rhan o Broject Europeana Libraries John Thomas' photographs also form part of the Europeana Libraries Project
Owner: LlGC ~ NLW
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CO 1069-718-6
Description: Description: San Antonio Garden. Location: Malta Date: 1931 Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/718 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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Howard Street, Greenwood, Miss.
Description: Collection: Cooper Postcard Collection Call number: PI/1992.0001 System ID: 89906. Link to the catalog Howard Street, Greenwood, Miss. Please see our profile page for information on ordering. Scanned as tiff in 2009/02/04 by MDAH. Credit: Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Owner: Mississippi Department of Archives and History
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18 footer vessel on Sydney Harbour
Description: This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s William Hall collection. The Hall collection combines photographs from both William J Hall and his father William Frederick Hall. The images provide 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 00010565
Owner: Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
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CO 1069-269-32
Description: Description: View extending from King St. W. to York St. N. Location: Toronto, Canada Date: 1856 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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Ponton et barques sur le Rhin, Saint-Goar (Rhénanie-Palatinat)
Description: Fonds Trutat - Photographie ancienne Cote : TRU C 2889 Localisation : Fonds ancien (S 30) Original non communicable Titre : Ponton et barques sur le Rhin, Saint-Goar (Rhénanie-Palatinat) Auteur : Trutat, Eugène Rôle de l’auteur : Photographe Lieu de création : Saint-Goar (Allemagne) Date de création : 20e siècle, 1e quart Mesures : : 9 x 12 cm Mot(s)-clé(s) : -- Rivière -- Ponton -- Bac -- Barque -- Traversée -- Rive -- Ville -- Maison -- Colline -- Saint-Goar (Allemagne) -- Rhénanie-Palatinat, Land de (Allemagne) -- Allemagne -- Rhin (France ; fleuve) -- Vallée du Haut-Rhin (Allemagne) -- 20e siècle, 1e quart Médium : Photographies -- Négatifs sur plaque de verre -- Noir et blanc -- Paysages Voir : TRU C 2888 Rives du Rhin à Saint-Goar, bac pour traverser le TRU C 2903 Ponton et barques sur le Rhin, Saint-Goar numerique.bibliotheque.toulouse.fr/cgi-bin/library?c=phot... Bibliothèque de Toulouse. Domaine public
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[Adults of Tabernacle Chapel (CM), Aberdyfi]
Description: Teitl Cymraeg/Welsh title:Oedolion Capel Tabernacle (MC), Aberdyfi Ffotograffydd/Photographer: John Thomas (1838-1905) Dyddiad/Date: [ca. 1885] Cyfrwng/Medium: Negydd gwydr / Glass negative Maint/Dimensions: 16.5 x 21.5 cm. Cyfeiriad/Reference:jth00164 Rhif cofnod / Record no.: 3361115 Rhagor o wybodaeth am gasgliad John Thomas yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru More information about the John Thomas Collection at the National Library of Wales
Owner: LlGC ~ NLW
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Ryan
Description: Creator: H. Allison & Co. Photographers Date: 25th June 1947 Original Format: Glass Plate Negative, 9.5 X 7.5 inches Description: Ryan family - Wedding Portrait PRONI Ref: D2886/W/Wedding/883 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...
Owner: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
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Giuseppe Angelini, conductor to the Melba-Williamson Opera Company, Sydney, 25 October 1911 / photograph by Melba Studio
Description: Note: In 1911 Melba and J.C. Williamson's spared no expense to bring a first class opera company to Australia. Angelini was highly ranked and had conducted at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. This photograph has been inscribed to the theatre manager George L. Goodman. The Library would no longer write on or stamp an original item like this. Format: Photograph Find more detailed information about this photographic collection: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=874563 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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The Australasian (combined Australian and New Zealand) Olympic Team at Stockholm's Roddforening [Rowing Association], 1912 / photographer unknown
Description: Format: Photograph Notes: Find more detailed information about this photographic collection: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=826011 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
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Rhayader carnival
Description: Teitl Cymraeg/Welsh title: Carnifal Rhaeadr Gwy Ffotograffydd/Photographer: Geoff Charles (1909-2002) Dyddiad/Date: August 19, 1939 Cyfrwng/Medium: Negydd ffilm / Film negative Cyfeiriad/Reference: (gcc00579) Rhif cofnod / Record no.: 3472078 Rhagor o wybodaeth am gasgliad Geoff Charles yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru Ceir mwy o ffotograffau o Gymru a'r Gororau adeg yr Ail Ryfel Byd ar wefan geoffcharles.llgc.org.uk More information about the Geoff Charles Collection at the National Library of Wales More photographs of Wales and the English border during the Second World War can be found at geoffcharles.llgc.org.uk
Owner: LlGC ~ NLW
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Print
Description: Photographer: Unknown, Non-Indian Subject: George Gustav Heye (GGH), Non-Indian, 1874-1957        Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI), 1916-1989 Date Created: 1917 Catalog Number: P11585 Format: Albumen print Dimensions: 3.25 x 4 in. Collection History: Presumably commissioned by George Heye to document the early work of the Museum of the American Indian. Description: George Gustav Heye posed in front of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation, 155th and Broadway, NYC Place: Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation, 155th Street and Broadway; New York City, Manhattan; New York County; New York; USA Site Name: Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation, 155th Street and Broadway Island Name: Manhattan Island Culture/People: Non-Indian See more items in: Photographic Collections Persistent URL:http://www.americanindian.si.edu/searchcollections/item.aspx?irn=314182 Repository:National Museum of the American Indian View more collections from the Smithsonian Institution.
Owner: Smithsonian Institution
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Willow Grove - Residence of Bernard DeWitt Town of Monroe, O...
Description: Digital ID: 1652222. Willow Grove - Residence of Bernard DeWitt Town of Monroe, Orange County, N.Y.. Beers, F. W. (Frederick W.) -- Publisher. 1875 Source: Atlases of the United States / New York / County atlas of Orange, New York / from actual surveys by and under the direction of F.W. Beers. Repository: The New York Public Library. The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division. See more information about this image and others at NYPL Digital Gallery. Persistent URL: digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/id?1652222 Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions; may be subject to third party rights (for more information, click here)
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Man kayaking with dog on Flagler Avenue by the Salvation Army store: Key West, Florida
Description: Local call number: DM2664   Title: [Man kayaking with dog on Flagler Avenue by the Salvation Army store: Key West, Florida]   Personal Author: McDonald, Dale M.   Date: Photographed on October 24, 2005.   Physical descrip: 1 digital image: col.   Series Title: (Dale M. McDonald Collection)   General note: The flood waters were the result of Hurricane Wilma.   Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. [email protected]   Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/99930  
Owner: State Library and Archives of Florida
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New Galt Hospital
Description: 1909 18.5 cm x 14.2 cm 1 Black and white postcard. The New Galt Hospital. High Level Bridge in right background. Albertan - local. To obtain high quality and larger reproductions of this image please visit the Galt Museum & Archives website: www.galtmuseum.com/archives.htm and include thIs number in your request: P19760208103
Owner: Galt Museum & Archives on The Commons
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Railway Station - Aberdeen
Description: Aberdeen Railway Station Dated: c. 31/12/1958 Digital ID: 17420_a014_a014000781 Rights: No known copyright restrictions 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: State Archives NSW
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Working at Maitland railway station
Description: Maitland Railway Station Dated: by 31/12/1909 Digital ID: 17420_a014_a014000779 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: State Archives NSW
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Description: For a change we have an image from the Stereo Pairs Collection today with a rocky road surrounded by rocky fields and rocky walls in various states of repair. There is no indication where this might be though it does look to be "down the West" to me. What do you think? For a while we thought perhaps that we had stumped the unstumpable. But, yet again, we found the community to be stump-proof. derangedlemur and others highlighted that the proximate images in the series (STP_0772, STP_0771, etc) all seemed to be in the Wicklow area (Glendalough, Laragh, etc). And, B-59 noted that the apparent reverse view (STP_0769) showed a body of water. Ultimately, andymullane identified it as Lough Dan House - with corroboration from [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gerrydunne]. Incredible work all - and particular thanks to andymullane! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0770 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 little bit misty out there!
Description: Appropriately on Halloween a misty scene, this time in west Kerry, to remind us that summer is well and truly gone and winter is coming with darkness and cold. When this image was taken Halloween was a time for reverence and remberance while the young people celebrated with the fruits of the harvest. A far cry then from the decorated houses, witches costumes and "Trick or Treat" demands at the door. Perhaps somebody in Library Towers is just getting old and cranky? Based on research in particular from [https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] it seems likely that we can refine the 5-decade catalogue range to perhaps a decade of so around 1910. Specifically, the guys suggest that the white Celtic cross (by the church portico) is inscribed with a date in 1904. Meaning (unless the inscription post-dated the cross itself) we are almost certainly after then. And that, perhaps, the telegraph poles suggest a date after 1907 (before which Ballyferriter Post Office wasn't connected to the telegraph).... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after 1904 (grave cross). Perhaps after 1907 (telegraph poles). NLI Ref: L_CAB_09325 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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Valencia - Valentia?  A storm in a tea-cup?
Description: Perhaps the spot with the most exotic name in Ireland Valencia/Valentia (which ever way you choose to spell it). It looks delightful in the sun, and suitably Mediteranean with the steamer berthed close by! The presence of the steamer will probably help with the dating of this shot(?) Wishing all our Irish friends a happy Bank Holiday weekend and a good weekend to those outside Ireland. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Definitely after 1895 (ship). Possibly after 1907 (distant buildings). NLI Ref: L_CAB_03881 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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Cloghleigh Castle, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork
Description: Back to North Cork today to near Fermoy. These fortified households are dotted all around the island and calling them castles appears to be a bit of an over-inflation. This one looks very big in comparison with others I know, I wonder what makes this one so interesting? And, we learned, what makes this one interesting is its bloody past. The original builders of this tower house were the Norman De Caunton family. Later known as the Condons, they sided with the Earl of Desmond in the 1580s during the Desmond Rebellion. On the losing side, they were forced to surrender their estates in 1588. They regained the castle for a period - only to see it taken over by the Fleetwood family in 1622. During the particularly bloody Eleven Years War (aka the Confederate Wars in Ireland), the Condons retook the castle again - decimating the surrendering Fleetwoods. The Condon return was short lived however as, in 1643, English forces retook the castle and its Condon occupants were "put to the sword". Many of *these* English soliders however were killed in the subsequent Battle of Cloghleagh. The castle may have been in the possession of the War Department when this image was captured.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_0896 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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Square & Main street, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork
Description: If I remember correctly we have been to Mitchelstown before but not with this particular view and not with the Eason collection? Up in the heights of north Cork, Mitchelstown is a small town of wide streets and this fine square. The military firing range of Kilworth is nearby. Given that location and subject was firmly established, much of the discussion on this image was on the date. The general consensus is that we can likely refine the 40 year catalogue range (c.1900-1939) to the years around WWI (perhaps c.1915-1920). Specifically, this image must date from after 1906 (statue built), probably dates from at least the mid-1910s (businesses/posters/motor-car), and possibly dates from before 1920 (bank building work)..... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Certainly >1906. Perhaps <1920. And probably c.1915 (give or take a few years) NLI Ref: EAS_0954 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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Rathmines Road Upper, Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: Todays offering from the vaults beneath Library Towers is much more identifiable than last Friday's offering. Rathmines Road Upper back in the day with tramlines, horse cart deliveries and cobbled road surface. Heaven! While, unlike Friday's headscratcher, location and subject were largely known here, the date was not. Based on the businesses, tramlines and (partial) posters visible, the general consensus is that this image dates from around 1910-1911. Comparing the modern streetview, which captures similar businesses and business names (a laundry, Kennedy's, pub, etc) you'd perhaps be forgiven for thinking it was less than 100+ years ago.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Possibly c.1910 NLI Ref: EAS_1937 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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Let's have a bit of fun.... in Navan
Description: For most recent photographs, with the exception of the DeValera image, we knew where if not the when or the who but today I believe we have a conundrum of sorts. The catalogue title on this says "View of Houses, Dublin City, Co. Dublin"! Now this is clearly an institution somewhere, perhaps not even in Dublin, and not a group of houses in the form of separate residences. What is it, where is it and when was this image likely to have been captured? While it took part of the weekend (proving that "sleeping on it" is sometimes useful), the persistence of a number of editors have confirmed that this is St. Joseph's Mercy Convent in Navan. Almost certainly photographed after 1910. derangedlemur and Niall McAuley in particular were instrumental in finding and confirming the location, with Frank_C providing extra information on the foreground stream. The latter has since been culverted - and is seemingly part of Leighsbrook Lane in Navan... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. After 1910. NLI Ref: EAS_1734 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Square, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone
Description: I am weary of Dublin/Cork photographs, and so today I made an executive decision to go up to the "Wee North" today :) This fine Royal plate showing the Square (not the Diamond mind you) in Coalisland. It may bring a breath of fresh air to those tired of city life! EXPLORE KLAXON - BAWAAAAAAH - Our photograph of De Valera in Grand Parade yesterday was our 100th Explore entry. This is a remarkable number and is entirely due to the community who do all the work on this stream. Congratualtions one and all! Coming back to the "Wee North", among other contributions and contributors, Bernard Healy's census investigations suggest that this image is possibly after the 1901 census. But perhaps before the 1911 census. The lower bound is suggested because the Fullen family (of the "F.V. Fullen" signage we see) may have been living elsewhere nearby during the 1901 census. The upper bound is suggested because (while the Fullens were almost certainly "here" by 1911) some of the other businesses pictured were gone or had moved by then.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly c.1901-1911 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09044 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Schools, Artane, Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: A fascinating view of the Artane Schools with an early iteration of the iconic band on display. The Musical Director appears to be front and centre and many of the typical band instruments are on display but I don't think those cellos and that double bass will be a success in Croke Park any day soon? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Before 1908 (clock/pediment) NLI Ref: L_ROY_01116 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Protecting his friend or standing over the vanquished?
Description: The calm after the storm gives us time to visit the National Museum - our sister institution across the yard. The title of this shot is "Museum, Dublin" and of course it is likely in the museum in Dublin. A fine sculpture apparently depicting a scene from a battle, it should perhaps be easy enough to identify? We, in the shelters of Library Towers, hope that all our Irish and UK supporters came through the delights of ex-Hurricane Ophelia unscathed yesterday! Our contributors, including O Mac, B-59, Beachcomber, Niall McAuley, and Bernard Healy, gave us a wealth of information on this statue and its subject. The statue, of bronze-painted plaster, was completed sculptor Charles Bell Birch in Dublin around 1880. The captured here in Dublin's National Museum, it is now housed in the National Army Museum in London. The subject of the statue is Lieutenant Walter Hamilton of Inistioge, County Kilkenny. Hamilton, who won a VC for his actions during the Second Anglo-Afghan War, was killed during a siege of the British Residency in Kabul. The manner of his exploits, "conspicuous gallantry" and death were such that (perhaps unsurprisingly) they were captured more than once in print. And, obviously, in this dramatic statue.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_05429 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Street, Midleton, Co. Cork
Description: To end the week, on Friday this time, I thought a visit to Ireland's secessionist County of Cork would be appropriate! This lovely Eason shot of a street in Midleton is a far cry from the statues, banks and hackneys of yesterday's College Green shot. It may however have some bonuses nonetheless! The main 'bonus', prompted by initial investigations by [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] and others, is that the car pictured is probably the Ford motor car of John Moore. John Moore, who lived on this street (Broderick Street) in Midleton, was one of only three registered car owners in the town proper. At least in the 1920s and 1930s. It seems more than plausible therefore that it is his car that is pictured. If so, it is likely that this was captured after 1916.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Possibly after 1916. NLI Ref: EAS_0949 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Dublin Castle and the State Apartments from the lawn
Description: This fine view of the rear of Dublin Castle and the facade of the State Apartments by Robert French keeps us in Dublin city for yet another day! Very little has changed in this scene in the intervening 100+ years. The main learning today - for myself anyway - was that the lawn pictured was the original site of the "Black Pool" or "Dubh Linn" - from which the city gets its name. As Béarla ar ndóigh. That is, according to the article and illustration which [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] links us to. As per the contemporary views which BultacoFan and Beachcomber provide, while changed significantly in the centuries before this image, it has not changed much since.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_00375 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Fair Day, Bantry, Co. Cork
Description: To end the week we have a Lawrence Cabinet sized image of a Fair Day in Bantry, Co. Cork!. I can see creels and carts, horses and donkeys, men and women, bowlers and flatcaps but it will take some searching to find a child or a dog? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps c.1890s-1900s NLI Ref: L_CAB_08888 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Feltrim Hill, Swords, Co. Dublin
Description: Feltrim Hill in Swords looking down on Charles J. Haughey's old home and the Swords, Malahide and Howth in the distance. This was a prominent landmark in its time and was built on a rare (for Ireland) outcrop of coral based limestone. Almost simultaneously several contributors identified the structure pictured as Feltrim Windmill. It was - we learned - built in the 17th century from Dutch bricks by Dutch workers. Originally used as a woolen mill, it became a corn mill, and was apparently used for a time as a semaphore tower. It stood until 1973 - when it was mysteriously/surreptitiously/criminally(?) demolished one Saturday night. It's demise apparently the source of discussion on the floor of the Dáil.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_07917 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Glen of Imaal, Co. Wicklow
Description: The Glen of Imaal - Gleann Uí Mháill - the Bare Glen but not the Glen itself but rather Leitrim Castle in the Glen. If you are not confused by now then I hope that there will be clarity by the evening? As the Irish Defence Forces artillery range is located there it is not a place much frequented by visitors but its rugged beauty is well worth viewing. Almost simultaneously this morning, Rory_Sherlock and Niall McAuley proposed/confirmed that this is (or more properly was) Leitrim Barracks close to the Military Road in County Wicklow. While appearing in maps from the 19th and very early 20th centuries, the building was severaly damaged by fire in 1914. And now no longer stands... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Certainly before 1914. NLI Ref: L_ROY_09068 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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View of a Dublin Street (Dorset Street), Drumcondra, Co. Dublin
Description: A visit to the Eason collection for Tuesday with a great and busy view of Dorset Street in Dublin's city centre. While it does not have the clarity and detail of yesterdays Lawrence Royal plate it has lots going on and plenty of names to aid an exciting search! Following an initial "gut feel" from Beachcomber, and some slightly more evidence-based sleuthing by Bernard Healy (assisted by Niall McAuley), it seems likely that this image was taken around 1913 - give or take a few years. Probably in the run-up to Easter. This is based on the cards on offer at no.24 Dorest Street, but mainly on the (perhaps then newly opened) Tylers bootstore at no.29. Just goes to show that there is room in our detective ranks for both the gut instinct of the gumshoe, and the hardslog of the criminalist :) Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Likely c.1913. Around Easter NLI Ref: EAS_1682 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: Confusion reigns, the Quays in Derry have changed direction, instead of running along the river Foyle it appears that they now run out into Lough Erne? Or perhaps the cataloguer is in error on this shot or even Mr. French was on the sauce when he marked them up? Whatever the cause I am sure that this is a beautiful scene, well taken and most suitable to end the week. Have a great weekend one and all! And so, confusion no longer reigns, with confirmation that this is not Derry, but Derrylin in County Fermanagh. Specifically, Knockniny Hotel on Upper Lough Erne. Located on Knockninny Quay, this hotel still stands - and evidently up for sale until very recently. There was even an association with a previous image capturing the tourism history of Lough Erne, with Niall McAuley reminding us that this hotel was opened by John Grey Vesey Porter in 1873. Possibly taking a decade or so off the earliest date in the catalogue range... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range 1865-1914. Likely after 1873 (hotel opened) NLI Ref: L_CAB_05571 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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R.I.C. Depot, Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: Situated just inside the North Circular Road gates to the Phoenix Park these lovely, old, red bricked buildings always seemed separate from the old RIC Depot. Was Mr. French correct in his assertion that it was part of the Depot? It is certainly not the image that is shown these days for Garda Headquarters. The suggestion (proposed by Bernard Healy and endorsed by Niall McAuley and swordscookie) is that these were the 'Married Quarters' for RIC members and families based at the main Depot. Though only very slightly modified over the years since, the modern StreetView doesn't include the armed sentries which [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] tells us patrolled the site in the decades around this photo.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05563 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Harbour & Parade, Portstewart, Co. Derry
Description: We are staying north of the border today, in Portstewart to be precise. Having had a good look at the photo I am struck by the three hard working (is that the correct word?) men on the middle pier, they seem to be very relaxed and laid back. I am expecting a very precise date range for this photo. Among the commetary, insights and dating suggestions for this image is confirmation (from the StreetView provided by B-59) that the buildings in the middle of this image have been replaced or otherwise unrecognisable. Thankfully the buildings on the left of Harbour Place and the right of the Promenade remain. One of the other main takeaways from today is how excited we all are for tomorrow's launch of the Photo Detectives exhibition One more sleep indeed :) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05579 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Description: Good morning everyone, the excitement is palpable, the activity is corybantic, preparations are nearing an end, only two more sleeps until the opening of our Flicker exhibition "Photo Detectives" Keep tuned for further news and updates. Getting back to the days task, we have a very nice photo from the dead center of Belfast for your perusal, all contributions and comments welcome. Other than puns and poetry (and confirmation that the fountain is now more flower-bed than water-feature), the main learning today was that this fountain was built by the Sun Foundry around 1880 - helping condense the likely date range quite a bit.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly shortly after c.1880 (fountain built) NLI Ref: L_CAB_05567 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Royal Infirmary, Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: For Friday we find ourselves visiting an old friend. I worked with a man once who constantly mixed up his metaphors and he would say of this that it was a case of "veja du"! The Royal Infirmary on Infirmary Road with a wonderful collection of glassed greenhouses in the foreground, and several infirm infirmarians on the grass bank resting in the sunshine. These Royal plates really do provide the most amazing images! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05557 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Crosthwaite Park, Kingstown, Co. Dublin
Description: A shot of a suburban scene in an exclusive area of Kingstown, as it was then known, in County Dublin. The beauty of the seascape, the proximity to the city centre and the easy access to the first railway in Ireland all make this area still very desirable. What was it about Crosthwaite Park though that attracted Robert French to take such shots? Niall McAuley tells us that this part of Dún Laoghaire was developed in the 1860s and 1870s, so it is possible that they were relatively new when this photo was taken. Sharon.corbet and Dún Laoghaire Micheál offer some extra information on the namesake developer, John Crosthwaite (1794-1884) who was a local - with Dún Laoghaire Micheál going so far as to source an article on the reading of his will. The houses surrounding the park were seemingly home to a number of influential names over the years, so it may be its grandeur, relative newness, or the prestige address that prompted this shot.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05555 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Dunluce Castle, Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim
Description: We are somewhat regular visitors to Antrim's Causeway Coast, but had not visited Dunluce Castle before. As BeachcomberAustralia points-out, we've ridden the Giant's Causeway Tramway before - the "third rail" of which we see here. It is this third rail that helps date the image in fact, as beachcomberaustralia tells us that it was replaced with overhead wires in 1899. A move that is perhaps unsurprising given the danger it posed - electrocuting at least one unfortunate visitor.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Though likely before c.1899 (tramway rail replaced) NLI Ref: L_CAB_05555 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Victoria Castle East Gate, Killiney, Co. Dublin
Description: Had I not seen the caption on this image I would have thought that I was looking at a castle in Spain or some far land! A beautiful scene that is nearly on the doorstep of Library Towers! Killiney has changed a wee bit since this shot was taken by Mr. French... Sharon.corbet confirms that the castle has also changed a bit since - at least in name. Now called Manderley Castle and owned by musician Enya, Victoria Castle was built in the 1840s by QC and MP Robert Warren. O Mac suggests that it was captured before before the early 1880s (when Killiney railway station was built and would've been visible in the middle distance, as it is in the modern StreetView). Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps before c.1882 (railway) NLI Ref: L_CAB_00434 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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National Museum, Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: Library Towers stands on one side, the National Museum stands on the other and the adage "Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet" applies! A very old view of the Museum which will never be seen again. Something we also won't see again is the "fire escape station" we see in the centre. Our intrepid Flickroonies confirm that this public safety equipment wasn't just "left lying around" like so much street furniture. Often manned, it was quickly brought to bear when needed. Certainly quicker than if transported from a distance - without the assistance of the 13 tonne engines the Dublin Fire Brigade has today. Thankfully (as far as we know), it was never needed to deal with threats to the National Museum's collonaded facade (or indeed its collections).... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possible after c.1901 (streetlamp) NLI Ref: L_ROY_07311 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 Grand Stand Hotel, Curragh Camp
Description: The deep treasure chest that is the Lawrence Collection is the gift that keeps on giving. Today we are treated to a lovely cabinet sized plate of the Grand Stand Hotel at the Curragh Racecourse in County Kildare. The whole racing industry has changed radically since this shot was taken by Mr. French, but then the whole world has changed... ... And this area has changed. To the extent that I've added this image to our "no longer standing" album. While BeachcomberAustralia highlights that at least some of the building on the left survives (under the Curragh grandstand), and the hotel on the right survived until the last decade (til the streetview car passed-by in 2009 ), we've since learned that the hotel is now entirely demolished. Leaving this view quite changed from French's time! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02322 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Ice House, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Description: Today we will leave politics aside for a while as we visit Ballina in Co. Mayo and a fabulous house on the banks of the beautiful Moy! I spent a lot of time there as a child but I must admit that this house does not register in my memories of the place. Am glad however to say that, while my memory may be a little worse-for-wear, the building pictured still stands - confirmed by today's contributors to have been repurposed as a hotel. With thanks to B-59, BeachcomberAustralia, and Niall McAuley (and the entry in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage) we know that the building dates to (at least) the 1830s, and was further developed in the late 1850s. Originally a store and hub of the river's main salmon fishery, one imagines any ice found here now is used less for keeping fish from spoiling, and more for keeping drinks from warming... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_07426 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: A timeless water and landscape scene from the Eason Collection today. We know where it is but what does it look like today I wonder? I must admit that my visits to Donegal have been few and far between, I must rectify that! It transpires that we did not in fact know where it was. This is Lough Beagh not Lough Neagh as per our Catalogue. Thanks to BeachcomberAustralia, sam2cents and O Mac for their comments. Lough Beagh does look very good on the ORTHO 2005 Photograph from our friends at Ordinance Survey Ireland (where would we be without them). Ortho rectified photographs are far more than just images taken from a satellite in space. Captured digitally orthophotography is corrected to allow for slopes and other distortions so that it corresponds exactly to large scale mapping, providing high levels of accuracy Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_1045 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Doctor Atkins, District Asylum
Description: A stream of irreverent thoughts came into my head when I saw the title to this shot from Poole! Is he perhaps an inmate or the attendant? Does he make "Dr. Atkins Patented Nerve Powders for Lunatic conditions"? No doubt the esteemed Dr. was a healer who laboured to bring solace to those with mental illness but who was he and what asylum did he work at? And we have answers to all our questions. The consensus is that this is Dr Ringrose Atkins, the Resident Medical Superintendent of Waterford District Asylum (an institution we have visited before). Dr Atkins was from a Cork family (which apparently included several generations of medical professionals), and he was appointed to the position in Waterford in 1878. Evidently he was also president of the YMCA and involved in the temperance movement. He died in his late 40s from complications arising from appendicitis. Given that the 1898 edition of the Journal of Psychiatry records his death as occuring that February, it seems we'll need to tweak the catalogue date range for this image..... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Though possibly c.1890s. NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0678b 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: Țara moartă / Dead nation film page on Locarno 70 film festival catalog
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Blackwater River, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford
Description: A fine stretch of river at Cappoquin with sidecar, driver and observer. I think that the beauty of the Blackwater is oftentimes overlooked. Perhaps as it is not as storied as rivers such as the Lee, the Liffey and the Shannon. But its tree lined banks and deep pools make it a place of peace and great beauty! There's general agreement that the image was taken around here, and that the house in the background is Dromona House... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_01004 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Sir Walter Raleigh, cottage at Youghal
Description: From the academic Sir John P. Mahaffy to his more famous knightly colleague Sir Walter Raleigh and a cottage in County Cork! My definition of a cottage and Raleigh's definition would be many miles (or rooms and windows) apart it seems. I thought that the only remaining reminder of Raleigh was Tournafulla in Limerick where his troops decimated the population after the Desmond rebellion...? Based on today's insights, it seems possible that this image was taken while the house (known as Myrtle Grove) was owned by the Blake family; some members of whom could perhaps be captured in the windows..... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3634 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: A Gothic masterpiece to end July and welcome August! This looks very institutional today but may have been the height of architectural fashion in its day? Where is it and who built it? Derangedlemur quickly answered the first question - it's Magee College (Ulster University) in Derry . The answer to the second question is that it's likely within a decade or so of the college's opening - in 1865.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. Possibly after c.1865. NLI Ref: STP_1944 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Posers in the sunny South East
Description: If you feel a sense of 'déja vu' or even if you feel you have seen this all before then you are correct. It is Wexford but taken from the other bank of the Slaney and showing the town and its skyline in the distance. The two in the foreground add some interest and are posing very nicely to enable Mr. French to 'frame' the scene. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_06450 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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No dogs will dine here by God!
Description: The Royal Hospital Kilmainham dining hall in all its splendour with the panoply of war (in case anyone might forget its residents former calling)! A building that seemed destined to be made derelict, but has been resurrected and restored to become a priceless addition to the Dublin art scene! Guliolopez provides some extra detail on the 17th-century 'great hall', which used for dining and recreation by the ex-soldiers who were cared-for in the RHK. As per the "then and now" comparison image that Niall McAuley provides, it's still used for events, receptions and dining - though clearly without all the weaponry and armour adorning the walls. I wonder where it all went.....? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_04022 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: I just love putting up these images from the Stereo Pairs Collection! There is something other worldly about them, a really distinctive view into the past and in stereo to boot! This image with its long and convoluted catalogue description has really caught my fancy with the mix of aspects, the bridge, the stone walls, the ruins, the apparently 'in use' church buildings and the more modern structures in the background. Who will be first to identify them and give us a location - The Lemur, Sharon, Niall, That guy from the land down under? Lets go.... And indeed it was Niall (quickly corroborated by Stuart) who gave us the location - as the church and abbey at Cong, County Meath. Confirming that very little around here remains unknown for too long... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1928 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Camp, Birr, Co. Offaly
Description: And faithfully following French's journey in the Faithful County we have a military camp with serried lines of "bell tents" inside/outside a military base. This was either when the army were on a war footing or when manoeuvres were underway. Is it at the extreme end of the Lawrence range or earlier, perhaps during the Boer War? Various contributors (including swordscookie and beachcomberaustralia) confirm that this is Crinkill Barracks in Birr. Niall McAuley suggests that it may have been captured from "upon high" nearby. Flickr user Stephen Callaghan captured some similar photos of the barracks very recently, and has since confirmed that this was the main gate, and likely captured from atop the barrack block. Stephen tells us that the camp-area was known as the "Fourteen Acres", and "was used for parades, training and sports".... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly before c.1908 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09952 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 Ponte Vecchio, Birr, Co. Offaly
Description: Today we are staying in the Faithful County with a fine photo of the Old Bridge at Birr. I have been to Birr a few times, and I do not remember seeing a bridge like this - I wonder if it is still there? Sharon.corbet tells us that the bridge (dating to the 17th century) is still there - though the houses on the bridge were removed as recently as the late 20th century. There seems to be a green amenity area there now - and one would possibly be forgiven for not realising it's on a bridge.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly after 1901. NLI Ref: L_ROY_09953 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Kinnetty Village, Birr, Co. Offaly
Description: The Lawrence Collection and the work of Mr. French really is a joy to behold! Each day seems to offer a view of a new place, a new element of an Ireland long gone and a charming insight into a country before the advent of modernisation, social upheaval and war. This beautiful, charming Royal Plate image of Kinnetty (?) looks as though "peace comes dropping slow" there each day and rests until midnight. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly c.1890-1900. NLI Ref: L_ROY_09962 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 St. Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford
Description: 'A soft day thank God', with the wet roads giving proof of a recent rainfall. Edgeworthstown is a charming wee town with a good sized main street set in an emerald green countryside. The growth of traffic rendered it a bottleneck, but thankfully now it has been by-passed! Perhaps it has even changed its name? The consensus (half jokingly, half seriously) is that this image dates from a typical Irish summer, and could possibly be as much as a decade later than the suggested catalogue range (putting it perhaps in the 1910s or later). If so there's a suggestion that the young lady in the doorway of Monahan's shop could be the Margaret listed in the 1911 census)..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Possibly later. NLI Ref: L_ROY_09977 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Laurence's Gate, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Description: Laurence by Lawrence? Not quite (as Mr. French was the photographer), but this is a view that we can still replicate. Apart from the intrusion of the ubiquitous car that is. Drogheda is a town with a long and varied history, and it is only right that we should feature the remaining gate tower on its eastern side! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865 - 1914 (probably later in range given businesses visible) NLI Ref: L_ROY_09995 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 Dead Nation
Description: The Dead Nation, #costicaacsinte film by Radu Jude at Locarno Film Festival colectiacosticaacsinte.eu/misc/the-dead-nation/
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Bridge St. Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Description: A fine royal plate from the ubiquitous Mr. French to end the week, and a visit to the Wesht, to Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo (God help us). A nice view down a long, straight street apparently leading to a bridge, with a few people about to add interest. But is there a dog? Or two? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Possibly slight after c.1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09999 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: This wonderful church interior, the stained glass, the pews, the... Oh! I must have been on the sauce last night without knowing it! This is clearly a beautiful mansion somewhere but where and is it still there? Niall McAuley quickly identified this (clearly mislabelled) gothic manor as Shelton Abbey, County Wicklow. Previously the estate of the Earl of Wicklow, it definitely still stands, and has apparently been operated by the prison service as an 'open prison' since the 1970s. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: c.1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3838 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Courtown Harbour, Co. Wexford
Description: Staying down in 'yellowbelly country' once again, but this time the tourist attraction that is Courtown rather than the thriving port of Wexford. This is a beautiful image with great clarity showing the natural and man made attractions of Courtown. The beautiful beach backed by the golden sand dunes, the lovely harbour and the sun shining down. What more could you ask? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09929 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 Quay, Wexford, Co. Wexford
Description: Leaving the politics of the early 20th century behind we begin this week with an image by Robert French of the Quays in Wexford. Masts, handcarts, ropes, idlers, cargo, sailing ships, paddle steamers - the place was alive and must have had a buzz about it. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Between c.1865-1914. Possibly before c.1895. NLI Ref: L_CAB_06446 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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South Main Street and Clock Gate from North Youghal, Queenstown, Co. Cork
Description: I can almost hear the protests as I type! Youghal and Cobh/Queenstown are two distinct towns in County Cork and North Youghal is not a part of the latter! Labelling aside, this lovely Eason image of South (or is it North?) Main Street in Youghal has so much going on that it makes a fitting image to end the week. Hats, bonnets, chemises aka shimmys, little street urchins and nary a motoring car at all at all. Wonderful! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Likely c.1900-1910 NLI Ref: EAS_0963 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: This somehow familiar (yet so far unidentified) castle on the shore of the sea or an estuary is todays fare. I know I've seen it before, and have an idea where it might be, but I would be guessing. Whereas it is reasonable to expect that the experts out there can give a definitive location! Who will be first? The answer to the second question (who will be first) is derangedlemur. The answer to the first question (where is this) is Blackrock Castle in Cork Harbour. The original 16th century fort on this site was redeveloped as a castle in the 17th century, but was damaged by fire and rebuilt in the 18th century. The castle was nearly entirely destroyed (again by fire) and substantially redeveloped in the early 19th century. It was repurposed as an astronomical observatory and museum in more recent years. (The larger towers close to the water are part of the original foundation/structure).... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0297 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 North, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry
Description: Where better to go on a Friday than the Kingdom of Kerry, Cahirciveen to be precise. We are right on the Wild Atlantic Way and I bet all of the people we see in this photo would be fascinated by the whole concept of it! As today's commentators have noted, the same view today is almost identical - except for the cars of course - with most the buildings surviving. The StreetView car didn't pass on a market day however - as French may have done at the turn of the century (as hinted by the bustle in the town).... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Though likely c.1902-1910 (owing to church and library) NLI Ref: L_CAB_08433 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lady Louise's Bridge, Lismore, Co. Waterford
Description: Today we have a very pleasant landscape from Waterford. I know Lismore is famous for the Munster Blackwater, but this river seems far too small to be it? All details on Lady Louise will also be very welcome. With thanks especially to Jan Hilbrand Brink, Bernard Healy and beachcomberaustralia we've learned that Lady Louisa Caroline Cavendish (1835-1907) was the eldest daughter of the 7th Duke of Devonshire, whose family had acquired Lismore Castle in the 18th century. Lady Louisa apparently took over the household at a young age, and was responsible for laying out a number of walks around the demesne - clearly including the one that crossed this footbridge. O Mac and Niall McAuley have pinpointed it to within a mile or so of Lismore Castle - although now only the stone or concrete abutments remain... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_09222 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Trinity College, Botany Bay, Dublin City
Description: I have never heard of "Botany Bay" in the context of Trinity College. Of course the real Botany Bay holds an important position in Irish history - more for transportation of convicts rather than anything to do with its botanic beauty. I wonder how and when this square obtained its name? .... "Asked and answered" as they say. Beachcomberaustralia sourced an amazing "letter to the editor" entry from an 1875 edition of the Australian Town and Country Journal. Which offers an entertaining answer to the question. The story goes that this area of the college was prone to flooding (and worse). And students would throw undesirable visitors into the quagmire. As a type of punishment - which "some wag" likened to transporting undesirables to Botany Bay in what were then the penal colonies.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely before c.1899 NLI Ref: L_ROY_02508 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Bryansford House, Newcastle, Co. Down
Description: For a dull and wet Thursday morning in Dublin we head up to the "Wee North" today to gather some sunshine in Newcastle! Bryansford House looks like a significant pile with a certain symmetry to its frontage suggesting - almost- a semi-detached building? We learned that this house was the main estate house at Tollymore Park demense - now an NI state forest park of the same name. Originally built for James Hamilton, Earl Clanbrassil in the 1730s, it was the family seat for several generations of the Earls of Roden, who developed the estate lands. The house itself fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1952. The estate, its forest, follies, barns and bridges (some of which we have visited before) thankfully survive.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after c.1880 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02393 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Renmore Barracks, Galway City - once home to the Connaught Rangers.
Description: The home station of the Connaught Rangers Regiment of the British Army is today's image from the Lawrence Collection. Once a proud and distinguished regiment with many battle honours, it became famous in the Irish context when members of the regiment mutinied in response to the 1916 uprising and the subsequent execution of the leaders. While the StreetView driver wasn't brave enough to approach the guard gate, the view from the road outside still matches-up. The NIAH entries provided by Niall McAuley (on the magazine and church) suggest c.1880 as the lower-bound for the image date range. And maybe even an upper-bound not long after (as everything does look spanking new).... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after c.1880 NLI Ref: L_ROY_00778 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 folks that live on the hill - in Renny, Co. Cork
Description: I'm not sure where "Renny" is, but it seems an ideal situation for a farmstead that might fear attack from the natives. Water in plentiful supply, trees and grass aplenty and a high stance for lookout and defence. If all comes to all they could throw themselves off the cliff rather than surrender? I would love to see the view from the top windows... And, the consensus is that I won't see the view - not from those windows anyway. As, based on today's inputs, we have added this to our "no longer standing" album. While perhaps not 100% cut and dried (and not helped by apparently conflicting labels in the catalogue) the pervailing wisdom is that this is/was the house or castle at Renny, on the River Blackwater in County Cork. Apparently once associated with the family of Edmund Spenser, it was demolished by the Earl of Listowel before c.1900. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely before c.1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_00040 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Slums, Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: You would have to class this as an atypical Lawrence shot, we see very little interest in the camera or the photographer. I notice that the photo is labeled Brown Street, a street which is not immediately familiar to me. I suspect that we will find that not many of the buildings we see have survived over the last 100 years, or have they? As per the 2014 Streetview, and the incredible insights from today's contributors, only the leftmost building seems to remain. According to the NIAH entry it was once a 'Female Penitent Asylum'. While 'slum' seems a tad harsh to modern ears, this part of Dublin mixed industrial with residential - in a way that zoning laws might preclude today. For example, within 2 streets of this image were multiple tanneries, a piggery, glue works, maltings, and a fertilizer works. And, per the comments below, a 'house of ill-fame' :) .... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. NLI Ref: L_ROY_07881 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lady's Island, Co. Wexford
Description: Believe it or not this photo was selected because it was felt that it would sit well in our "Focus on our Photographers" album. I will leave it up to you to discover the reason for its inclusion. As a bonus we have a lovely photo of Lady's Island. As quickly spotted by beachcomberaustralia, Niall McAuley and others, this image of the village and church of Lady's Island (at least partially through the gate arch of Lady's Island Castle) includes pieces of photographic kit in the right foreground. If the spare lens didn't give it away, as Niall points-out, we've seen this box a few times before. On this occasion it has followed French to the site of a(nother) holy well on Lady's Island Lake... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: 1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_CAB_06447 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lucan steam train
Description: This photograph reminds me of a painting by Jack B. Yeats titled "In the Tram" I have also seen it described as "In the Lucan Tram" and "The Merry Wives of Lucan" The painting is owned by our near neighbours the National Gallery of Ireland. Here is a link to their catalogue: ‘The tram was full and she had to sit on the little stool at the end of the car, facing all the people, with her toes barely touching the floor.’ Clay, p.115* Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Between ca. 1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_CAB_04955 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Viscount FitzGibbon who fell at the
Description: We may have visited this scene before if not this photograph. A fine glass plate from the Eason Collection of Viscount Fitzgibbon which stood opposite Shannon Rowing Club on Sarsfields Bridge over the river Shannon! I am curious to know what that stack/chimney is to the left rere of the statue?... Though we've seen this statue before (from other angles), this vantage gives us a better view of the plaque. It reads: "To commemorate the bravery of / Viscount Fitzgibbon / 8th Royal Irish Hussars / & of his gallant companions in arms / natives of the county & city of limerick / who glouriously fell in the Crimean War". As per the various contributions, Fitzgibbon was reported 'missing presumed dead' during the Charge of the Light Brigade, seemingly inspiring Rudyard Kipling’s short story ‘The Man Who Was’. The statue was blown-up by the IRA in 1930, and a monument to the events of 1916 later placed on the plinth. The cannon are still apparently outside the Harbour Master's office... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Though before June 1930. NLI Ref: EAS_2785 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: Another stereo pair image in single format for better viewing! This fine building defended by two unworkable cannon on high plinths looks very impressive and imposing whereever it may be. A nice way to end the week! Rory Sherlock quickly identified this as Tralee Courthouse, and we learned that the cannon were dedicated to local men who took part in decidedly non-local battles. There's a firm suggestion that this image dates to after 1871, when the commemorative plaques were changed..... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. Possibly c.1871-1880s NLI Ref: STP_1846 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Marconi Calling
Description: Marconi Station Clifden, Connemara I received a lovely gift of a biography on Marconi at Christmas. The book by Marc Raboy is subtitled "The man who networked the world". What an interesting man he was, I was surprised to learn about his Irish roots and connections. He was as famous in his time as any of today's technology leaders. Today's inputs confirmed just how historically important this relatively remote patch of bog-land was. From the Alcock and Brown transatlantic flight of 1919, to the Marconi station which opened in 1907. The video offered by beachcomberaustralia (something of a distant Marconi rellie), and the map offered by DannyM8 give us sense of the immense scale of the buildings and telegraph pole structures in the rearground of this shot. Something which is hard to fathom given the rural nature of Bill Bartlett's contemporary image from almost the same spot..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely c.1907-1914 (based on station's inauguration date of Oct 1907). NLI Ref: L_ROY_05350 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Crest. - La Tour, côté Sud-Est
Description: CA 1910
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Valence - Vue panoramique sur la Basse-Ville et le Rhône
Description: CA 1906-1908
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Another day, another 'institution', Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow.
Description: A fairly typical manor house in rural Ireland is described as being "another Institution" in these archives! Given the way these things went when families were unable to pay for the upkeep of these houses and the countryside had become less welcoming the chances are that what was once a family home was snapped up by a religious order for - an Institution! But where is it and what was it used for? Sharon.corbet quickly answered the first (where?) part of our question, identifying this as Fortgranite House, County Wicklow. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] followed-up with an answer to the second (what?) part of our question. And advised that this probably wasn't an 'institution' when photographed, but the home of the Dennis family, who seem to have had an extensive military tradition in the family... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between ca. 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3849 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Croagh Patrick, Westport, Co. Mayo and a whole lot more.
Description: Down the Wesht today to Co.Mayo, God help us, with a distant view of Irelands Holy Mountain and a whole lot more! This lovely Royal sized glass plate has some excellent detail on the coastal location, with mixed rolling stock on a railway siding to add to the interest. We may not have a dog, but we do have a horse in this landscape - otherwise largely empty of signs of life. While today's contributors have identified several of the buildings visible between Westport Harbour and Croagh Patrick (including the bridge to Rossbeg and some of the larger houses on the landform), they all date to the early 19th century. And so are not much help in dating the image. The general consensus though is that the Midland Great Western Railway rolling-stock in the foreground probably dates to the latter-half of the date range. Perhaps more likely to be c.1900 than mid-19th century.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely latter half of this range. NLI Ref: L_ROY_00149 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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But where's the Recess?
Description: This beautiful landscape of Lough Inagh in Connemara in cabinet size by Lawrence is todays image! I always wondered about the name 'Recess' and where it came from. Perhaps today we might learn more? While we didn't learn anything about the origin of 'Recess' (a town about 7km from this spot), we did learn that this spot is just as picturesque today. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] links us to a 2011 image taken from exactly the same spot :) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: _CAB_04295 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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GNR [i.e. Great Northern Railway] Station, Belfast
Description: For such an important city on the island this station looks somewhat modest and unassuming, not quite what one might expect for so fine a city as Belfast. There is certainly plenty of activity there however, with comings and goings (though I have yet to spot a dog!) A virtual left-over Easter Egg to the one who can identify an Easter Bunny chaser! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Perhaps c.1905 (electric tram lines) NLI Ref: L_ROY_03861 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Stereo view of tennis court with a doubles match taking place, large house in the background
Description: Apologies for the delay in posting this morning! This image had me fooled, as if I needed it, as I took it to be from the "Stereo Pairs" collection. It is, as you can see, from the Clonbrock Collection and possibly taken by the uncle in the bowler hat we had on here some time ago. Is it FitzWilliam? With thanks to O Mac (corrberated by sharon.corbet, Niall McAuley and guliolopez) it is confirmed that this scene was captured at Ailesbury Road in Dublin. At the time of this image (likely within a decade or so of the turn of the 20th century), it was home to the Meldon family. Who lived at No.31 during the 1911 census. Some of the Meldon family were, as we see here, keen tennis players. And indeed Louis Albert Meldon went on contest the Davis Cup for Ireland more than once. While Ailesbury Road is still very much one of the country's most desirable addresses (the capital's "embassy row" and 2nd most expensive Monopoly square, where every square yard is worth a fortune), evidence of these tennis courts seems to remain.... Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1930. Perhaps close to middle of that range. NLI Ref: CLON1856 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 fine set of fetlocks: Commissioned by Mr. T. Widger
Description: The full title on this is "Meet at Gracedieu(?) - commissioned by Mr. T. Widger". Maybe Mr. Widger rode to the hunt, and perhaps wanted an image of both he and his steed recorded for posterity(?) It certainly is a fine shot of the pair, and there appears to be a "Big House" in the background. There is an area in Waterford called Gracedieu but was that named after a house or vice versa? It does sound familiar.... The consensus is that this is a member of the Widger family from Waterford. Pretty much all of whom (of working-age) were recorded in the 1911 census as horse-dealers or trainers. The suggestion is that Poole captured this image at Grace Dieu estate, a short distance south of Waterford, and which we have visited before. Based on similar images in the catalogue, and the fashions visible, it seems likely this dates to the first decade or so of the 20th century.... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Likely c.1900s-1910s NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0269 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Make sure to take my best side?
Description: The Duchess of St. Albans and her guests pose in the garden for Mr. Poole. And it seems a number of the party are careful to show their best sides to the camera! I suspect that the dress and hairstyles will make this a relatively easy shot to date. But how about naming the participants? Have a great weekend everybody! While we don't have names (yet) for the other guests, the lady of the house and commissioner of the image (presumed to be the seated lady with the larger hat) was Grace Bernal-Osborne, Duchess of Saint Albans (c.1846-1926). There's a suggestion that her husband, the 10th Duke of Saint Albans, is not pictured. WIth consensus that the image was likely captured at Newtown Anner House, outside Clonmel, County Tipperary. Probably in around the 1900s. But certainly not after the 1920s. Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Definitely before c.1926. Likely c.1900s. NLI Ref: POOLEWP 2215 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Sunshine, shadows, leafy trees and a fountain in Blessington, Co. Wicklow.
Description: In what appears to be a lovely sunny afternoon in Blessington, when the photographer captures a beautiful image of the Market Hall and Monument/Fountain. This is a beautiful area - some of which has been changed completely when a nearby valley was flooded to provide water and power to the nearby Dublin region! Apart from the "missing belfry" that [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] noted, some of the discussion today was on how recognisable the same scene is today. Also noted was that the local names of the monument and fountain seem to vary - with most sources refering to it as the "Downshire Monument", at at least some as the "Boyle Monument". Whatever the proper title, it seems likely this view of the monument and market house was captured in the first-half (rather than latter-half) of the 1900s-1930s range.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3860 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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[1858] Barrington St., Karclas Klothiers
Description: An image of the interior of Karclas Klothiers. Demolished to make way for Scotia Square. Date: [1965 or 1966?] Photographer: Building Inspector, Works Department Format: b&w negative, 6 x 6 cm; and b&w contact print, 6 x 6 cm Retrieval Code: Halifax Works Department photograph, 102-39-1-516
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1884 Barrington St., H. H. Marshall's Ltd. Warehouse
Description: An image of H. H. Marshall's Ltd. warehouse. Demolished to make way for Scotia Square. Date: [1965 or 1966?] Photographer: Building Inspector, Works Department Format: b&w negative, 6 x 6 cm; and b&w contact print, 6 x 6 cm Retrieval Code: Halifax Works Department photograph, 102-39-1-514.1
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1888 Barrington St., Hotel Central
Description: An image of the interior of a room at the Hotel Central. Demolished to make way for Scotia Square. Date: [1965 or 1966?] Photographer: Building Inspector, Works Department Format: b&w negative, 6 x 6 cm; and b&w contact print, 6 x 6 cm Retrieval Code: Halifax Works Department photograph, 102-39-1-517.3
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