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High Street, Portadown
Description: Up to the "wee North" today with a fine Lawrence shot of High Street in Portadown. A fine broad street, big well-built premises, gas lamps, and horse apples in abundance - all might mean this was late 1800s...? ....Or perhaps not the late 1800s after-all. Thanks to today's contributions (and the high-res megazoom version) the community's eagle-eyes spotted an apparently dated shop-window display suggesting a date of 1906. Niall McAuley's census and street-directory investigations would seem to corroberate this - as Hoy's boot-sellers (far left) seem to have left Portadown sometime between 1901 and 1910. Perhaps the "cheap boots sale" we see advertised was actually a closing/relocation sale? Courtney (the "Italian Warehouseman"?) seems to have been around for a few years after this image. And is it no wonder he did a busy trade, given that (as advertised) he always had "pickles in stock"! :) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly c.1906 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09282 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Emigrants leaving. Scotts Quay, Queenstown
Description: The "American Wake" is just a memory as the emigrants take to the tenders so that they may be transported to the liner that will carry them to the brave new world of opportunity. What mixture of excitement, sadness, anticipation and hope must have filled this scene as it was photographer by Robert French? We, today, can only imagine the sense of finality and loss that scenes such as this represented back when this was taken! There's lots of information offered on the pier and tenders captured here - and more than a little refinement on the 20-year range suggested by the catalogue entry. On the pier, today's contributors point-out that it is still standing (just about) and was the departure point for White Star Line passengers. We see three passenger/luggage/mail tenders at the wharf. Though at least one is flying the flag of the the White Star Line, these steam tenders belonged to the port. The tenders are confirmed as "Ireland" (launched 1891), "Flying Fish" (launched 1886), and one other. This helps narrow the range to the 1890s (or possibly first few years of the 1900s). The "Ireland" seemingly tendered passengers of the Titanic, and the "Flying Fish" was involved in rescuing survivors of the Luisitania disaster - making the colloquial name of the wharf, "Heartbreak Pier", all the more poignant.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Though after 1891. And possibly close-to or after 1900. NLI Ref: L_CAB_05258 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Town or village with church tower visible in the distance... is Enniskerry, Co Wicklow
Description: A rare visit to the Clonbrock collection with a beautiful sylvan scene of a town or village and in the background a spire and a pointy (Technical term) mountain. The fencing along the paddock makes me wonder if this is in Ireland... And (despite our thoughts on the somewhat "un-Irish" looking fencing), it was established fairly quickly by derangedlemur, sharon.corbet and B-59 that this Ireland. And the hills of County Wicklow specifically. The clock tower in the square of Enniskerry village has been highlighted by Dún Laoghaire Micheál, and the church spire of St Patrick's church also stands out. As the village has not changed much, and largely owes it's layout to developments in the first-half of the 19th century, we haven't been able to refine the date range significantly. (At least, not yet......) Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: 1860-1930 NLI Ref: CLON1886 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Elementary School – Yavneh – Kovno-Slobodka
Description: Founded in Vilna in 1902, Mizrahi was an Orthodox Zionist movement whose slogan was “The Land of Israel for the People of Israel according to the Torah of Israel” – contrary to many Zionist movements’ secular focus, Mizrahi rooted its ideology in religious interpretation. In its early years Mizrahi experienced significant growth with more than two hundred branches of the organization springing up across regions of Eastern Europe – representing some 11,000 members. The size and influence of Mizrahi ebbed and flowed throughout the early 1900s as the organization struggled with political repression and as it competed with other Zionist organizations for influence. While the youth movement affiliated with the organization – Tse’ire Mizrahi – was active in promoting immigration to Palestine, the larger organization’s activities were focused around Judaic and Hebrew education as well as holding prayer services. Mizrahi was active in setting up educational institutions across many regions in Eastern Europe, these schools were known as the “Yavneh” school network. Home to a vibrant – as well as religiously and politically diverse – Jewish community, Kovno had a variety of different schools run by a range of different organizations; and as this book stamp makes clear this included an elementary school from the Yavneh network located in Slobodka, a community on the Eastern side of the Neris River. Slobodka was the main site of the Kovno ghetto. This book stamp is from a book looted by the Nazis and sorted by Colonel Seymour Pomrenze, one of “the Monuments Men,” at the Offenbach Archival Depot. There are two scrapbooks of archival markings from the books sorted at the Offenbach Depot in the Seymour Pomrenze Collection held by the American Jewish Historical Society (Call number P-933) There is a finding aid for the collection here The digitized scrapbooks are available here and here. For more information on this project check the Center’s blog: 16thstreet.tumblr.com/tagged/Offenbach-Depot Dr. Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center is working on a similar project for the German book stamps based on NARA microfilm of the volumes the American Jewish Historical Society currently holds. See viewshare.org/views/mfraas/offenbach-bookplates/ The Center for Jewish History would like to acknowledge the following: The American Jewish Historical Society, who graciously allowed the use of their archival materials and digital content; Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center, for his data and technical assistance in this project; David Rosenberg, Reference Services Research Coordinator, and Melanie Meyers, Senior Reference Services Librarian for Special Collections, for managing and creating the digital map; and Reference Services Librarian Ilya Slavutskiy for his work on translating and mapping. For copyright information, click here
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Waiting for the coming?
Description: While the image is entitled "Examination Hall, Mount Melleray", what is really interesting is the stance of the monks and other men along the avenue. They seem to be waiting on an arrival - but of what or whom?? Based on input from RorySherlock and Niall McAuley, we are happy to map this to the location of the (now demolished) exam hall of the Mount Melleray abbey and seminary. Niall McAuley and sharon.corbet also help us refine the date range - narrowing the 5 decade catalogue range to perhaps 2 decades or so around the 1870s/80s. On the subject, we're still unsure as to what's happening. However, as today's commentators point-out, there is more than a few similar examples in the collection. Perhaps indicating that this seemingly odd arrangement of subjects wasn't a "one off". And maybe therefore what's captured here is a routine monastic observance of some kind..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Though likely in the first half of this range (perhaps 1870s/1880s). See comments. NLI Ref: L_CAB_01439 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Town Hall, Kingstown
Description: An unusual shot from Robert French in that the POV of the subject matter is so limited and obstructed by other buildings. How much has changed in the intervening period and when was this likely to have been taken? Though the titular subject of the image is the town hall in Kingstown, now Dún Laoghaire. much of today's discussion was on the Pavilion Gardens Kingstown in the foreground. This waterfront attraction (with its concert hall, roof top garden, smoking/reading/tea rooms, flower beds, waterfall, bandstand, and bowling green) was opened in 1903. Which pushes the upper date in our catalogue range back a little. It seems likely, based on today's discussion, that this image was captured a few years after the official opening - perhaps c.1905.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Though possibly c.1905 NLI Ref: L_ROY_01700 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Gap of Dunloe, Mrs. Moriarty's, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Description: This fine shot of a cottage in the Gap of Dunloe for a frosty Tuesday morning. Riding up the Gap from here on a day like today would take away any cobwebs away and concentrate the mind. Robert French really could capture the atmosphere of a place and a time! As [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] and [https:[email protected]] suggest, this particular Moriarty cottage seems to have been around here. The guys point to the strong similarity in the rock-formations to the rear - and we have no reason to doubt it. It seems there were perhaps several Moriarty households in the area - and indeed we've met more than one Moriarty on our previous visits to the area. This Mrs Moriarty clearly served a burgeoning tourst trade - in a tradition which seemingly continues today... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_06972 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: Copil între statui, Parcul Ialomița, Slobozia. 24 iunie 1972 Fotograf C. Acsinte Slobozia Din arhiva personală Carmen Botoșaru
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Dáil Chamber silent and empty
Description: Until the advent of television, sights such as this were relatively rare, the inside of the national parliament was considered almost sacrosanct. Now the activity there is streamed live, relevant clips appear daily on the news channels and people are familiar with the appearance and décor. As [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] notes, the main parliament chamber at Leinster House was originally a lecture theatre leased from the Royal Dublin Society. It was bought outright for Dáil use, and redesigned in the mid-1920s (likely putting this image after that date)... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Likely after mid-1920s NLI Ref: EAS_1755 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Swiss Cottage?
Description: A funny looking house all cobbled together making what somebody thought was a Swiss Cottage? This fine, carefully posed photograph from Mr. Poole has a family showing off their finery and their toys! Their dress would indicate that the shot was taken earlier in the date range rather than later? Where is/was it and who were the lucky family? As usual, the answers weren't long coming. The "where" was confirmed as Swiss Cottage, Newtown Road, Waterford, and the "who" as the Fanning family. The "when" is less certain, but - despite the catalogue range - possibly a few years earlier than the 1901 census.... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. But likely around or before 1901. NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0118 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mick McQuaid's Cabin, Connemara, Co. Galway
Description: Two poems immediately spring to mind when I look at this image but neither of them refers to Connemara. This beautiful scene may have cheered "Mick McQuaid" on a daily basis or perhaps due to the harshness of life in such a remote and poor area he did not even see it? I hope that he was able to sit with his pipe, smoking "Mick McQuaid" tobacco, contemplating the scene with a sense of peace and appreciation? And so we have learned from beachcomberaustralia and B-59 that the "Mick McQuaid" in question was fictional. Making this scene, as Niall McAuley suggests, something of a 19th century equivalent to the (nearby) "Quiet Man cottage". Mick McQuaid was a character developed by Captain William Lynam for a popular weekly serial - that was carried by newspapers for some decades from the 1860s. Seemingly, as per the summary which beachcomberaustralia shares in the comments, those who could not read would travel some distance to hear the latest installment. And such was the popularity of the character that, as well as inspiring tobacco branding, when Lynam died in 1894, the paper continued the serial - reaching new generations.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Though possibly after 1895. NLI Ref: L_ROY_06806 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Close-up of doorway of large, cruciform, modern romanesque church (is Sligo Cathedral)
Description: A double image of a double door in a church somewhere in Ireland. Given the extreme age of the stereo pairs collection some of the images, such as this one, are remarkably clear and 'new' looking! Early collaboration from [https:[email protected]] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] identified this as Sligo Cathedral. As the cathedral opened in 1874, it seems likely this image dates to the mid- or late-1870s at the earliest. As well as helping identify the subjects of the "high relief" work in the tympanum today's other eagle-eyed contributors point out that this image is actually mirrored from reality.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. Though definitely after 1874. NLI Ref: STP_2407 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mansion near Navan, Co Meath - is Boyne View House
Description: A mansion (that was perhaps converted into a convent?) near Navan in the lush plains of County Meath. It looks like a white house - on the day when the new occupant of "The White House" may be decided. Good luck to our friends in the USA and may you get a President who will be a source of unity and goodwill! In a near dictionary definition of "great minds think alike", guliolopez and sharon.corbet simultaneously identified (and Niall McAuley coorberated) that what we are looking at here is Boyne View House off Convent Road to the south of Navan. Built apparently around the 1820s, our interpid investigators have confirmed that the portico we see here was remodeled in recent decades - and the distinctive upper sunroom/orangery removed. We are delighted to hear however that the building itself still stands and seemingly retains much of its original form. The team further confirm that the Watkins family were in residence here for at least the first 2 or 3 decades of the 20th century, and may have been the householders when this Eason image was captured.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: c.1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3233 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Spa Baths, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
Description: Happy smelly Monday as todays shot takes us to the beauty of West Clare, and the town of Lisdoonvarna - with its occasional reek of sulphur from the waters. This beautiful shot from the lens of Mr. French shows the bath houses in pristine condition, with many people there relaxing and enjoying themselves. (And congratulations to the Ireland team for their first ever victory against the mighty New Zealand All Blacks. Magnificent!) Lots of brilliant insights on this image in the comments. Including a reminder that we've followed the Victorian fashion and "taken the waters" at Lisdoonvarna's other wells before today. This Lawrence Collection image captures just how popular a tourist activity it was - with dozens of seemingly middle-class visitors at their leisure. Presumably rented towels are drying outside the bath house, and musical entertainment is evident outside the pump house - confirming that the crowds came to Lisdoonvarna long before the music and matchmaking festivals.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Though likely after c.1890 based on the date of the main pump-house building. NLI Ref: L_ROY_08778 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Kilmanahan Castle, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Description: Yet another fine image of an Irish castle from the Lawrence Collection. When you see these shots of beautiful buildings you begin to realise the loss the country suffered during the course of the early part of the 20th century. This one has, not only the building, but also a resident and their mode of transport outside the front door! WIll we still be playing Elton John's 'I'm Still Standing' at the end of the day? Thankfully, based on today's inputs, we are happy to confirm that (though perhaps not in song form) that this castle is largely still standing. Though at least parts of it are in ruin - possibly with damage caused in the decades following this image. As our intrepid Flickroonies tell us, this castle lies on the eastern bank of the River Suir - right on the border between Co Waterford and Co Tipperary. The castle was seemingly associated with the Earls of Donoughmore, and DannyM8 offers some census returns for those in the building in 1901 and 1911 (perhaps even covering the lady pictured at the doorway...) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date:between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05241 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mitchelstown Castle, Co. Cork
Description: To begin the week one day late here is a magnificent building in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. (As regards our last image, the dog's name was "Stop" - because every time he tried to run and play, his owner shouted "Stop!!") On today's (dog free) image, sharon.corbet highlighted that it should be added to our "No Longer Standing" album. It now has been - because this 19th century castle was burned down during the Irish Civil War. Myrtle26, DannyM8, beachcomber, and guliolopez help establish some extra context for events in and around the castle prior to its destruction. And O Mac confirms that the castle's very stones were reused in the building of the abbey at Mount Mellary.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_01072 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Wagging tail and wagging tongues at the post office (Portrush, Co Antrim)
Description: This lovely shot by Robert French shows the Post Office in Portrush with a seemingly posed group - complete with a DOG! Anybody who can come up with the name of the dog will be guaranteed an Irish virtual sticky bun - not as exotic as the Australian version but very tasty nonetheless. With thanks to the usually insightful contributions, it seems that we can narrow the 50-year catalogue range to perhaps a decade or two in the late 19th century (certainly the fashions point more to 1870s/1880s than the early 20th century). Niall McAuley and O Mac have also helped us map this image to the site of the "old" post office on Main Street Portrush. (The "new(er)" post office was built c.1908 and is now a library...) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: c.1865-1914 (though likely c.1870s/1880s) NLI Ref: L_CAB_03710 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Spire of Lloyd, Kells, Co. Meath
Description: Another contribution from the Eason Collection to end off the week. I have seen this spire / tower many times while driving but I have never had the opportunity to visit it. Is it a pure folly or was it intended for some more practical use? With thanks in particular to contributions from B-59 and beachcomber we have learned that the tower doesn't have a specific practical use - other than perhaps as a viewing tower. Though built to resemble a lighthouse (and seemingly the "only inland lighthouse in Ireland"), the dedication inscription on the tower suggests that it was intended as a family memorial when commissioned by the then Marquess Headfort/Earl Bective. The NIAH entry tells us that it was designed and completed by architect Henry Aaron Baker c.1791..... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between ca. 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3214 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 is labelled as the "Durrow Viaduct, Stradbally, Co.Laois", and a very fine shot it is. One wonders if it is now disused or perhaps abandoned for some years? It may surprise that this is from the Eason Collection! With thanks to today's contributors (including B-59 and Rory_Sherlock) there is a consensus suggestion that our catalogue label is incorrect, and that perhaps this is actually Ballyvoyle Viaduct in County Waterford. The smaller arch (and cottage) on the lefthand-side does seem a good fit with this Waterford Museum image from c.1900. If it is the Ballyvoyle Viaduct, we (now) know that it was blown-up during the Civil War in August 1922, and replaced with a new structure in 1923. According to this synopsis from the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway website the line didn't reopen fully until 1924.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between ca. 1900-1939 (likely before 1922) NLI Ref: EAS_2756 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lansare de carte
Description: Lansare de carte Colecția Costică Acsinte, Foto Splendid volumul al II-lea „Doamne și domnițe“. Joi, 20 octombrie 2016, ora 19:00 la Voilà Bistrot, str. General Constantin Budișteanu nr. 18, București. www.facebook.com/events/1619227848106461/
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Church (Ruins), Waterville, Co. Kerry
Description: Labelled as "St. Fininan's Church (Ruins), Waterville, Co. Kerry", we have an interesting photo from the Eason Collection to start off the week. We are in the Kingdom, and as a Dub I am happy to visit Kerry at any time, but I am always happier to visit when "Sam Maguire" is residing in the Capital. (The Dub Mary!) Based on input from Mosskayree, and corroberation from B-59, we have added this photo to our "Possible Cagalogue Correction" tag. It seems that this is actually very likely Derrynane Abbey, on the appropriately named Abbey Island, near the town of Caherdaniel in County Kerry. Mossy and beachcomberaustralia offer some additional detail on the history and folklore surrounding the abbey in the comments - including its connection to the O'Connell family of Derrynane..... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between ca. 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_2386 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: We are off to the leafy suburbs of South Dublin today courtesy of the Eason collection. I am fully expecting that we can identify the location, the names of the 3 men, the make and model of the fancy motor car and finally the date on which this photo was taken! With usual aplomb (we're barely surprised any more), today's contributors established that this is almost certainly Grange Golf Club in Rathfarnham, most likely captured in the mid-1930s (probably after the new club house opened in 1935), and the car pictured possibly a mid-1930s Morris Motors automobile.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Between ca. 1900-1939 (possibly mid-1930s) NLI Ref: EAS_1906 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Grotesque and Ghastly Gothic or Soaring Spiky Spires?
Description: This stereo pairs image of a church with lots and lots of spiked abutments and spires on a Y shaped avenue was selected to finish the week. For me its appearance is both unwelcoming and forbidding - having a dark and austere aspect. The location and subject was very quickly identified by sharon.corbet as Down Cathedral. The cathedral is formally known as the "Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity". As [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] explains, and per the Wikipedia article, at least some of the structure dates to the 13th and 14th centuries, with the "gothic revival" flourishes added in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1940 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 Lodge, Spa, Ballynahinch : commissioned by Terence G.Johnson, Esq
Description: To start the week is an unusual image from the Poole Collection. Labelled as "The Lodge, Spa, Ballynahinch, Co. Down : commissioned by Terence G.Johnson, Esq", this is unusual in that it is far from his normal range around south Munster and Leinster. This one is labelled as north of the border, apparently in the 1930s when the two parts of the island were going their separate ways.... ....When today's contributors couldn't seemingly find evidence of this house in Spa, County Down, sharon.corbet was (somehow through skill/graft/ESP or a mixture of all) able to confirm why: this isn't County Down at all. Rather, Sharon has confirmed that Poole didn't get this commission from more than 200 miles away in County Down, but from under 30 miles away: in Spa, County Tipperary. Closer to the usual Poole catchment area, and making way more sense, Sharon suggests that the Spa and Ballynahinch area of County Down was mistaken for "Raheen House, Spa, Ballynahinch, Co Tipperary" - where the family of Terence G(reer) Johnston lived... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: c.30 October 1930 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3768 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 distinguished gentleman in robes and chain of office sitting on a throne (of sorts)
Description: This fine Poole portrait portraying probably the Lord Mayor of a city to end this week. The robes and chain are very ornate and he is seated on a very finely carved chair - but who is he and what was the office he held? Today's contributors, including [https:[email protected]], [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] and [https:[email protected]] spotted the coat or arms, motto and regalia as those of Waterford - so clearly this is a Waterford mayor. Given that the catalogue date of the image was 1927, it was originally thought that maybe this was John J. Wyley - who was mayor that year. However, various clues didn't support that suggestion (not least the age of the man, the name of the person who comissioned the photo, and a "copy" label in the catalogue entry). There is therefore much stronger evidence that the mayor pictured is Henry Grainger, who was mayor in 1898. It seems likely a family member (probably a daughter) commissioned a copy from the Poole studio during the 1920s.... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: c.3 September 1927 (likely date earlier photo was copied. Original may date to c.1898) NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3458 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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An
Description: The description on this image states that this is an "Outside Car" and goes on at length to describe the gates and pillars! But are they still there? Where are/were they? They certainly are very ornate and ostentatious. With thanks especially today to derangedlemur, we know that these imposing gates and gatelodge are at the start of the driveway to Muckross House in Killarney, County Kerry. The ironwork (attributed to Richard Perrott of Cork) and pillars and gatelodge (seemingly attributed to William Atkins also of Cork) date to 1860. They were probably built before the arrival of Queen Victoria at Muckross in 1861. And, as [https:[email protected]] suggests in his own enigmatic way, likely intended to impress her madge. The community points-out that you can get an "Outside car" from the same spot today - just outside the gates. Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Between 1860 - 1883 NLI Ref: STP_0637 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Cockhill, County Donegal
Description: Yet another beautiful Lawrence photograph of rural Ireland at its best! Cockhill near Buncrana in County Donegal looks like a good place to take a few shots - but there may not be a lot happening around there. The river appears to be tidal at that point, yet the watermill on the left is right down on the foreshore(?) Today's contributors point-out that, at ~2km from the sea, the river likely wasn't tidal at this point, so the seemingly low water level may have just been time of year or a recent dry spell :) It's also pointed-out that the millrace feeding the waterwheel is split from the main flow of the River Crana just a few hundred metres up river (off camera to the left). While we don't know what quite the wheel and mill building were "for", the building that now occupies the site is home to the "Old Mill Hair Salon" :) Also discussed today was the prominent church. St Mary's RC church was built in the 1840s, and replaced an earlier structure which was just to the right of shot (in the churchyard behind the white school building)... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between c.1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_01268 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Village of Leenane, County Galway
Description: This picture of an idyllic scene, a tiny village from across a body of water with hills in the background, gives a romantic view of Ireland at the turn of the 20th century. It puts a gloss over the hardship and poverty of rural Ireland at that time. With that cheerful note, we can look forward to the end of September and the start of October at the weekend! With subject and location already established here, some of today's investigations focused on dates. The general consensus is that (based on the family businesses pictured) the image may have been taken close to the 1901 or 1911 censuses. Perhaps even c.1906/1907 when we know the French/Lawrence were in the area seemingly overlapping with a visiting tourist bus. Whether or not we can refine it to the turn of the century, it seems likely to have been taken in the later decades of the 50-year catalogue range... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: c.1865-1914 (though possibly c.1900 per notes) NLI Ref: L_CAB_00346 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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All eyes on the charabanc!
Description: For Friday we have a stereo-pairs image of a seafront with houses above a shingle beach, boats pulled up to the hard stand and a most peculiar charabanc with a large group of people on board! While there are people standing around none pay attention to the photographer as all eyes are on the horse drawn transport! What is surrounded by iron railings so close to the sea? This image was quickly identified as the waterfront (Havelock Place) in Warrenpoint, County Down. While there was no immediate confirmation on what the gated area may have been on the pier-front, we thought it could have simply been fencing around a building which is just out of shot.... .... And indeed [https:[email protected]] confirmed since that it was the frontage of "Harbour House" which seems to have stood until at least the first decades of the 20th century. Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_2140 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Irish Jaunting car
Description: The once ubiquitous Irish Jaunting car, or as it was also called, the "side car". Up to the 1950s they were the taxi of choice in most places. Often with little comfort, as one hung-on precariously sideways to the direction of travel. It was a great way of seeing what was on your side of the car but not what was on the opposite side. This fine Lawrence shot shows the Phoenix Monument (which was moved some decades after this shot but is now back where it belongs).... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date:between c.1865-1914 (though likely before 1903 given lamps visible) NLI Ref: L_CAB_07638 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Hopefully everything is
Description: Here two small ships lie on the mud where the tide has gone out and to prevent the cargo and fittings from moving and tipping the vessel over it was necessary to have them "Ship Shape and Bristol Fashion"! The tide at Bristol rises and falls up to 14 metres and so a vessel that did not have its fittings and cargo tied down was in danger of tipping over and being swamped by the incoming tide! This is a long way from Bristol but where? Based on sterling investigations by derangedlemur (and independent corroboration by sharon.corbet and KiloSierraDelta) it is confirmed that this is Quoile Quay close to Downpatrick in Northern Ireland. This part of the Quoile River was clearly navigable and the storehouses on the quay indicate a reasonable amount of traffic and trade. While some other aspects of this scene have changed, the frontage of the storehouses seem to remain - incorporated into a modern residential development... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Between 1860 and 1883 NLI Ref: STP_2224 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mountain Stage, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry
Description: One of those amazing Lawrence images of poverty, destitution and sheer misery that makes one cringe. Cringe for the people who had to live in such terrible conditions. Some of the worst we had seen were in Donegal but this is in the Kingdom of Kerry, and shows that hard times affected people all over the country. With input from today's contributors we have broadly mapped this image to near Drom in County Kerry. The consensus is that this French image was likely captured in the 1880s. Possibly even c.1887 when, as beachcomber points-out, there were some particularly notorious evictions of families from the Wynn Estate.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860 - 1914. Though certainly before 1900. And likely c.1880s. NLI Ref: L_CAB_08441 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Paardenpolo
Description: Beelden uit de tentoonstelling Archief Sportief!, in het Liberaal Archief van 16 september 2016 t/m 13 januari 2017. Meer informatie: www.liberaalarchief.be Images from the exhibition Archief Sportief! in the Liberaal Archief in Ghent, September 16, 2016 through January 13, 2017
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Knocka Castle, Templemore, Co. Tipperary
Description: Back to County Tipperary once more - but to the North Riding this time. Knocka Castle in ruins near Templemore looks to have been once a great house with a Norman tower nearby for refuge (perhaps in case the Whiteboys or Moonlighters come calling). Templemore, which we now associate with law and order was a place of much violent action during the "Troubles" including the burning down of castles - but this ruins seems to date from well before that! Based on today's contributions, we learned a bit more about the two structures captured here by French. In the foreground, according to the 19th century OSI maps. is Knockagh House. And in the background is Knockagh Castle. We learned that (per sharon.corbet) the older Norman-era(?) tower house in the background still stands. But that the house in the foreground, which had seemingly been in ruin for at least a century prior, was (per Carol Maddock) fully demolished in the early- or mid-20th century. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_08292 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Zwemmen, waterpolo en voetbal
Description: Beelden uit de tentoonstelling Archief Sportief!, in het Liberaal Archief van 16 september 2016 t/m 13 januari 2017. Meer informatie: www.liberaalarchief.be Images from the exhibition Archief Sportief! in the Liberaal Archief in Ghent, September 16, 2016 through January 13, 2017
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Auto race, Leopoldville, 1958
Description: Paul Frère in zijn Ferrari tijdens de race van 7 september 1958. (Foto H. Goldstein) Beelden uit de tentoonstelling Archief Sportief!, in het Liberaal Archief van 16 september 2016 t/m 13 januari 2017. Meer informatie: www.liberaalarchief.be Images from the exhibition Archief Sportief! in the Liberaal Archief in Ghent, September 16, 2016 through January 13, 2017
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Balpijp schieten, 1883
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Biljarten
Description: Beelden uit de tentoonstelling Archief Sportief!, in het Liberaal Archief van 16 september 2016 t/m 13 januari 2017. Meer informatie: www.liberaalarchief.be Images from the exhibition Archief Sportief! in the Liberaal Archief in Ghent, September 16, 2016 through January 13, 2017
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Wielerclub het Blauwe Wiel, Antwerpen | Cyclist club
Description: Beelden uit de tentoonstelling Archief Sportief!, in het Liberaal Archief van 16 september 2016 t/m 13 januari 2017. Meer informatie: www.liberaalarchief.be Images from the exhibition Archief Sportief! in the Liberaal Archief in Ghent, September 16, 2016 through January 13, 2017
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Voetbal, 1936
Description: Beelden uit de tentoonstelling Archief Sportief!, in het Liberaal Archief van 16 september 2016 t/m 13 januari 2017. Meer informatie: www.liberaalarchief.be Images from the exhibition Archief Sportief! in the Liberaal Archief in Ghent, September 16, 2016 through January 13, 2017
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Voetbal team Liberale Kring van Rabot en Brugsepoort, Gent, 1924
Description: Beelden uit de tentoonstelling Archief Sportief!, in het Liberaal Archief van 16 september 2016 t/m 13 januari 2017. Meer informatie: www.liberaalarchief.be Images from the exhibition Archief Sportief! in the Liberaal Archief in Ghent, September 16, 2016 through January 13, 2017
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Paardenrace, 1902
Description: Beelden uit de tentoonstelling Archief Sportief!, in het Liberaal Archief van 16 september 2016 t/m 13 januari 2017. Meer informatie: www.liberaalarchief.be Images from the exhibition Archief Sportief! in the Liberaal Archief in Ghent, September 16, 2016 through January 13, 2017
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Turnen, 1951
Description: Beelden uit de tentoonstelling Archief Sportief!, in het Liberaal Archief van 16 september 2016 t/m 13 januari 2017. Meer informatie: www.liberaalarchief.be Images from the exhibition Archief Sportief! in the Liberaal Archief in Ghent, September 16, 2016 through January 13, 2017
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On the bridge below the mountain!
Description: While this scene is idyllic, the water looks perfect for fishing and that mountain in the background looks ideal for walking, it is the timing that makes this for me. Either Mr. French timed it perfectly to catch the mail coach just as it crossed the bridge or he persuaded the driver to stop long enough for him to get into position. Either way this is an instant favourite for me! Kudos today for the speed with which [https:[email protected]] identified and helped us map this to Brickeen Bridge in the Muckross Demesne in County Kerry.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_02721 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Athboy, Co. Meath
Description: We begin the week with a scene from the town of Athboy in the north of Royal Meath. Here it is dominated by its COI church tower, with the other end of the town marked by a castle built by Hugh deLacy. A market is in full swing - waking the town from its slumbers! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 (though likely after c.1890) NLI Ref: L_CAB_08693 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Clonyn Castle, Delvin, Co. Westmeath
Description: Charming Clonyn Castle brings our week to a close. As the location for the 'famous' novel "The Valley of the Squinting Windows' there are lots of windows to squint through in this fine pile. Is it still there and if so in what condition? Thanks to our typically helpful contributors, we know that Clonyn Castle is indeed standing, and in fact remains a private home. We also learned of it's temporary use, after WWII, as a home for recuperating children who had survived the holocaust... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_03198 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Blackadder Hotel, Ballynahinch, Co. Galway
Description: Blackadder Hotel? Who would have thought that Blackadder would have gone forth from West Galway and from such a beautiful setting. This is up there with the most scenic Lawrence photographs we have seen. With thanks today to sharon.corbet, B-59, beachcomber, and guliolopez we have been able to map this image to the Angler's Return Hotel near Toombeola, County Galway. We also learned that Walter Blackadder (innkeeper and head of the Ballynahinch trout and salmon fishery) was well known in fishing and game circles in that part of the world for some years. The consensus is that this image is unlikely to be before 1895 (when Blackadder possibly took-over as both local innkeeper and gamekeeper).... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: c.1865-1914 (though possibly after 1895) NLI Ref: L_CAB_06995 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, Brian Boro's Harp, Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: The Harp that once through Tara's halls... Well it may have been heard in Kincora? Here we see the Trinity College (or Brian Boru) harp as it was following (what the Wikipedia article describes as) a "bad restoration" of the 1830s. A bad restoration or not, it was in the form we see here that the harp became the model for the coat of arms of Ireland, the Guinness logo, the coins of Ireland, etc. It was subject to a more complete (and better received) restoration in the 1960s. As contributors to the discussion below point-out, while legend implies that the harp once belonged to the 11th century High King Brian Boru, more concrete evidence dates it to the 15th century. Following restoration in the 1960s, the harp was dramatically stolen from and returned to Trinity College, Dublin. The ancient harp continues to be displayed in the long room of the library at Trinity. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_04794 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Navigation bridge (iron) on curved lock, dock on canal entrance, another bridge, towns old mill, hills, in background
Description: On a dull and dreary morning in Ireland a bright and sun filled stereo pairs image of a canal/dock. The young man leaning over the railing looking at the water is doing what young men have done across the ages - watching the world go by! Given the washed out detail we thought this might prove to be difficult to locate? However, our contributors were able to adjust the contrast slightly, bringing more of the detail easier to make out, and helping confirm the location as the bridge over the Tralee Ship Canal. We can also see Blennerville's distinctive windmill in the background. (The latter coincidentally appearing in some VT during this evening's Rose of Tralee festival coverage :) ) Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1778 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Industrial Schools, Letterfrack, Co. Galway
Description: Nestling under a twin of the Sugar Loaf Mountain is the Industrial School of Letterfrack. Set in the far wilds of Connemara it was known a feared place for its young occupants as much by reason of its dramatic location! Today's contributions (thankfully/unusually downbeat) highlighted how the pictured St Joseph's Industrial School, while initially set up with likely positive intentions, was so heavily referenced in the reports of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse that St Joseph of Letterfrack was labelled as "the cruel saint" by some. As per the comments below, based on the layout of the buildings pictured, it is expected that the 5 decade catalogue range (c.1860s-1910s) can be refined to perhaps a decade or so (c.1900-1910s).... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range of c.1865-1914. Likely c.1900-1910s. NLI Ref: L_ROY_05374 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Frescati House, Blackrock
Description: Once one of the great houses of Dublin and today a shopping mall, the demolition of this building was viewed by quite a few as a "monumental act of vandalism". B-59 draws our attention to the Frescati House Wikipedia article which covers its history and association with the FitzGerald family and United Irishmen. Perhaps most interesting however (made relevant in recent times with events affecting other 18th century manor homes) are the sections of the Wikipedia article dealing with the 15 year fight to save Frescati from demolition. Ultimately unsuccessfully..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between 1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05948 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Buckingham Palace, London (with French sub-titles)
Description: A rare visit to the Stereo Pairs collection takes us out foreign, to Bucks House no less and the "Picture Gallery". The titles as inserted on the slide are in French which may raise questions as to its provenance and source(?) [https:[email protected]] that the image was a work by the studios of Ferrier, Soulier & Levy (Wikipedia) who did glass stereographs (note similar image with comparable French sub-text). It's suggested that the image was taken close to the middle of the 1860-1880s range - but certainly some time before redevelopment of the room and its ceiling in the early 20th century.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0422 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Statue of Sir B.L. Guinness, St. Patricks Cathedral, Dublin
Description: A statue of a man in tights should get us off to a good start today? I have seen this statue of Sir B L Guinness many times but never paid much heed to. It will be nice to research him and see what his claim to fame may have been. While acknowledging that there is much more to him, oaktree_brian_1976 offers a summary of "the beer dude" :) As per the detail provided by B-59, BultacoFan, beachcomber, and Niall McAuley we learn that Benjamin Guinness (1798–1868) was a brewer and philanthropist, and that he contributed to the restoration (reconstruction?) of the cathedral where this status stands. The sculptor was John Hogan (1800–1858), whose works we have come across quite a few times before.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: ca.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_01308 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Miss Joan Musgrave, elder, on horse, hair stripe in coat
Description: Miss Musgrave on her horse from the Poole collection. The well manicured lawn and gravel drive denote a "Big" house and privilege. Any bets on the name of the horse? Our researchers traced this lady and discovered that she changed from Miss Musgrave to Mrs Joan Jameson (1892–1953). (The Jameson's of course of the noted whiskey distillers of Dublin.) She was an accomplished artist and exhibited many times in Dublin and London. Thank you all for your contributions and help! Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range 1901-1954. Likely in the middle of this range (given label (subject married in 1920) and age (possibly late teens or 20s here). NLI Ref: POOLEWP 2278 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 Apprentice Boys Memorial aka
Description: Today we move from the far south of Waterford to the far north of Derry and a memorial to the Apprentice Boys there. A surprisingly modest memorial to such an historically important group. This shot from Derry/Londonderry didn't arouse a lot of interest today, but it appears that the memorial is not so much to the Apprentice Boys themselves as it is to the unknown people interred in a mass grave near St. Columbs Cathedral following the siege. Swordscookie found an account of where the bones of those interred were being taken to be dumped into land reclamation at the river and local people objected. The remains were then taken back to the cathedral and interred in the "Heroes Mound" The correct title for this image might rightly be "The Heroes Mound Memorial"? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_02877 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 somewhat long catalogue label for this image is "Bridge of three arches over river in foreground, street with terraces of chequered front houses in middle ground". While I must admit this seems desperately familiar (and fighting a feeling of déjà vu that we have visited this bridge before), today's "location unknown" image comes from the Stereo Pair collection. Are we losing it? Have we been here before? Where is "here"...? With thanks to Mike Grimes, B-59, beachcomber, and O Mac, the location was quickly confirmed as Bann Bridge in Portadown. Captured possibly on a busy market day. The bridge was extensively rebuilt 50 or so years after this 1870s(?) image - many of the distinctive terraced houses on the right do not survive. Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: 1860-1883 (though likely after 1867/68) NLI Ref: STP_2202 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. 347. Sjölapper i Lyngseidet / No. 347 Coast Sami at Lyngseidet
Description: Dato / Date: published ca. 1900-1904 Sted / Place: Norge, Troms, Lyngen, Lyngseidet Fotograf / Photographer: Axel Lindahl (1841-1906) Utgiver / Publisher: N. K. Digital kopi av original / Digital copy of original: sv/hv postkort, lystrykk Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway Lenke / Link: www.nb.no Bildesignatur / Image Number: blds_08336
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Sjøfinner ved Ulfsfjord / Coast Sami at Ulfsfjord
Description: Dato / Date: published ca. 1900-1904 Sted / Place: Troms Kunstner / Artist: Wilhelm Peters (1851-1935) Utgiver / Publisher: N. J. (Christiania) Digital kopi av original / Digital copy of original: trykt postkort, farge Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway Lenke / Link: www.nb.no Bildesignatur / Image Number: blds_08347
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Online-Survey-Flickr
Description: Exhibition Evaluation Project - Survey / An Tionscadal Meastóireachta Taispeántas – Suirbhé We're reviewing our exhibition programme here at the National Library of Ireland, and we need your help. A main aim of this project is to find out if we’re meeting the needs of our exhibition visitors; to find out what’s working well or not so well; and to find out if we could or should do things differently. Whether you've ever (or never) visited our exhibitions, have your say now about what you expect and would like to see or do on a visit to a National Library of Ireland exhibition. Have your say now Táimidne i Leabharlann Náisiúnta na hÉireann ag athbhreithniú ár gcláir thaispeántas agus teastaíonn do chabhair uainn. Príomhaidhm de chuid an tionscadail seo is ea a fháil amach an bhfuilimid ag freastal ar riachtanais na gcuairteoirí ar ár gcuid taispeántas; a fháil amach cé na nithe a bhfuil ag éirí leo agus cé na nithe nach bhfuil ag éirí leo agus a fháil amach an bhféadfaimis nithe a dhéanamh ar bhealach eile nó ar cheart dúinn nithe a dhéanamh ar bhealach eile. Is cuma cé acu a d’fhreastail tú ar ár gcuid taispeántas nó nár fhreastail tú ar cheann ar bith díobh riamh, cuir do chuid tuairimí in iúl faoi na nithe a mbíonn tú ag súil leo agus ba mhaith leat a fheiceáil nó a dhéanamh agus tú ar cuairt ar thaispeántas de chuid Leabharlann Náisiúnta na hÉireann. Cuir do chuid tuairimí in iúl anois
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The photographers den?
Description: We are in Waterford again today the home city of Mr A.H. Poole. I wonder if this is the studio where all of our fantastic Poole portraits were taken or is it just an outlet for the products we can see in the window? Today's discussion focused on what may have prompted Poole to capture this shot of his premises on the Quay in Waterford, immediately adjacent to the historic Reginald's Tower. Possibly it had recently been renovated - an "after" shot to compare to the "before" also in the catalogue. In any event, while we've focused in the past on Poole's photographic studio at 34 The MalI, we hadn't really paid much attention to his shop/outlet - which lay just around the corner at 134 the Quay. As our contributors point-out, some of the Poole images we've shared over the years were taken from the upper windows of both these premises... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: c.1901-1954. But likely first decade or so of 20th C (1910+/-) NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0363 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Something Fishy
Description: An unusual Poole photo for you today. Our catalogue states that this is the Duke of Devonshire fishing, I presume he is fishing on the Munster Blackwater, unless of course you know something different.... While perhaps still none-the-wiser on the embellishments to today's image, today's contributors (and especially [https:[email protected]], [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley], [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] & [https:[email protected]]) have confirmed that this image was likely taken between 1901 and 1908. When Spencer Cavendish was 8th Duke of Devonshire. The consensus is that the image was taken on the Munster Blackwater - if not close to the family's seat at Lismore, then perhaps slightly downstream.... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: c.1901 -1954. Though likely c.1901-1908 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 1397 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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I love her cathedral and city
Description: Today we pay a visit to the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland. We are in Scotch Street, Armagh, County Armagh. The lazy dog, the waiting donkey, the man on the ladder and lots more to be seen here. As with yesterday's Belfast image it was the street directories and the businesses listed that helped refine the date range for today's image. Included are the Ulster Gazette (newspaper/printers), Robert Irwin (tailor), Charles Clarke (boots/shoes), and J Cochran (cycles). Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865 - 1914. Though likely after 1895 and possibly before 1903/1905. NLI Ref: L_CAB_03632 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Taheta, 1950. Page 69.
Description: Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Mount Edgecumbe Boarding School. 1947-1983 Series: Yearbooks, 1947 - 1983 Production Date: 1950 Scope and Content Note: This yearbook contains photographs of Taheta school staff and students, a senior class history, a "Senior Class Will", a "Senior Prophecy", photographs of student doing various activities, descriptions and group photographs of student clubs and student athletes, and a section reserved for autographs. Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted Contact(s): National Archives at Seattle (RW-SE) 6125 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115-7999 Phone: 206-336-5115 Fax: 206-336-5112 Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 26434622 Local Identifier: SEAL-198 Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26434622
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Taheta, 1949. Page 58.
Description: Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Mount Edgecumbe Boarding School. 1947-1983 Series: Yearbooks, 1947 - 1983 Production Date: 1949 Scope and Content Note: This yearbook contains photographs of Taheta school staff and students, a senior class history, a "Senior Class Will", a "Senior Prophecy", photographs of student doing various activities, descriptions and group photographs of student clubs and student athletes, and a section reserved for autographs. Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted Contact(s): National Archives at Seattle (RW-SE) 6125 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115-7999 Phone: 206-336-5115 Fax: 206-336-5112 Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 26434621 Local Identifier: SEAL-198 Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26434621
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Taheta 1947-1948. Page 33.
Description: Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Mount Edgecumbe Boarding School. 1947-1983 Series: Yearbooks, 1947 - 1983 Production Date: 1947-1948 Scope and Content Note: This yearbook contains photographs of Taheta school staff and students, a senior class history, a "Senior Class Will", a "Senior Prophecy", photographs of student doing various activities, descriptions and group photographs of student clubs and student athletes, and a section reserved for autographs. Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted Contact(s): National Archives at Seattle (RW-SE) 6125 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115-7999 Phone: 206-336-5115 Fax: 206-336-5112 Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 26434620 Local Identifier: SEAL-198 Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/26434620
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West Beach, Queenstown, Co. Cork
Description: While we have been to Queenstown/Cobh before this fine Lawrence shot of the West Beach has lots of interest. Those skifs and the people around add interest to the scene with occasional ghosts to liven things up! With the help of the businesses (and their advertising), our intrepid contributors have refined the near 50 year range of the catalogue dates to perhaps 5 to 10 years in the early 20th century. The Emerson's Bromo Selzter advert on front of O'Sullivan's chemists was likely put in place around the same time (if a lot less longstanding) as the 1911 Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower in the company's home state of Maryland.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date:between ca. 1865-1914 (but likely early 20th Century) NLI Ref: L_ROY_08816 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Prince Albert's statue, Leinster Lawn
Description: Prince Albert and four others, this could make for an interesting Friday. I wonder where it is now? I am intrigued by the orientation of this Lawrence photo, we do not get a portrait presentation very often. (Edit - I have had a look and there are some but it is a very low percentage) With thanks to all the amazing contributions today, including inputs from Niall McAuley, B-59, sharon.corbet, beachcomberaustralia and Houses of the Oireachtas it is confirmed that this statue is still on Leinster Lawn, close to the entrance to the Natural History Museum in Dublin. The Prince Albert statue, together with the companion allegorical sculptures representing Art, Science, Industry and Agriculture, is by John Henry Foley (1818-1874) and seemingly one of the last of its type in a municipal public setting in the capital.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: 1865-1914 (likely not before 1870s however) NLI Ref: L_CAB_01225 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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12:07 in Dalkey
Description: Main Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin The lad with the basket on the left, looks very like the lad with the basket in the photograph from Gorey :) The leafy suburb of Dalkey beckons and requires your attention. Your comments as always will be as welcome as the lovely weather we are experiencing at the moment. With thanks to today's contributors, including some interesting insight from [https:[email protected]] on the tram pictured, we feel confident in refining the date range on this to the first decade of the 20th century (knocking the 5 decade span down to just a 5 year span)..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely c. 1905-1911 NLI Ref: L_CAB_03980 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, Gorey, Co. Wexford
Description: We travel someway south of Newry to the town of Gorey today. I love this photograph especially the finials atop the telegraph poles and the fancy bed in the right foreground. Combined with the bed, we have broomsticks outside T Byrne's on the left - making for our first filmic reference: "Bedknobs and Broomsticks". And continuing the movie theme there seems to be a "Man on Ledge" standing entirely outside an upper-floor window of #78 Main Street. With thanks to the Wexford Echo newspaper poster (also outside Byrne's) and investigations by [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] it seems plausible that we're in the middle of the provided catalogue range - possibly the 1920s... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Between 1900-1939 (possibly 1920s) NLI Ref: EAS_3728 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Hill Street, Hounds
Description: It is a while since we had two consecutive Eason photos, today we are in Hill Street, Newry, County Down. Such a lot going on and some nice motors to be identified. Today's contributions focused on two key business premises on Hill Street - specifically the Shelbourne Bakery which had been in business a quarter century even by the time of this shot, and the Ulster Bank opposite. Investigations on the motor vehicles pictured helped narrow the almost 40 year range to perhaps a decade or so after 1928/29.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: c. 1900-1939 (though likely c.1930 or later) NLI Ref: EAS_1452 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, Midleton, Co. Cork
Description: A new week and we start off with a photo from the lovely town of Midleton. I think something looks staged in this one, what do you think? With thanks in particular today to the contributions of Niall McAuley, derangedlemur, Carol Maddock, and guliolopez it is confirmed that the motor car pictured (IF789) was registered from c.1914 to John Joseph Walshe, who was bank manager of the Munster & Leinster Bank branch which dominates the right of the image. The 1911 census lists the Walshe household as including JJ Walshe, his wife Cicily (Nano) Walshe, and servants John Lynch and Janie Goggin. As they seem to be well aware of the shot being taken, it seems plausible that there may have been an association with the photographer (supporting our theory that this isn't quite a candid shot). And seems equally likely that at least some of those listed in this census are pictured at the open door of the bank, and almost certainly in the car itself (where intriguingly we note that the man in chauffeur garb is sitting in the back seat!) Thanks also to beachcomberaustralia for info on the likely car model and on the corner of "Goose's Acre" in the immediate foreground.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Likely >1914 based on car reg (but perhaps not too much later) NLI Ref: EAS_0945 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Earl Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Description: Another fine Lawrence street shot taken by the inimitable Mr. French to start our week! Here we have not only a goodly, straight and clean street but the denizens thereof watching the artist as he takes their image for posterity. Looking at the lady with the donkey and cart dressed in a shawl and bowler hat it strikes me how closely that dress resembles the dress of the women in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador in the high Andes. Can anybody see the man with one leg? Thanks to all of today's contributors - including to [https:[email protected]] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] who draw our attention to the street names. Including that the main street we see ("Earl Street") was renamed (to "Pearse Street") in the decades that followed this image, while one of the side-streets has an Irish language street sign (later standardised to "Boithrín Tobar an Sconna")... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between 1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_08093 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Jokkmokk Old Church, Lappland, Sweden
Description: People outside Jokkmokk old church in Lapland, built in 1753. To the right is the bell tower. Lithograph, from the later part of the 19th century. Artist unknown. Människor utanför Jokkmokks gamla kyrka, byggd 1753. Till höger klockstapeln. Litografi, från andra hälften av 1800-talet. Okänd konstnär. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Jokkmokk Province (landskap): Lappland Municipality (kommun): Jokkmokk County (län): Norrbotten Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2014 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000532176 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Prehistoric grave fields and a rune stone, Skatelöv, Småland, Sweden
Description: Ancient area in Skatelöv with prehistoric grave fields and to the left a rune stone (Sm 7). Two churches on each side of the image. Tinted drawing from the early 19th century. Fornlämningsområde i Skatelöv med gravfält och till vänster en runsten (Sm 7). Två kyrkor på vardera sida av bilden. Laverad teckning från tidigt 1800-tal. Collection: The Liljegren Collection / the Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Skatelöv Province (landskap): Småland Municipality (kommun): Alvesta County (län): Kronoberg Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2015 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000537432 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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St. Nicolai medieval church ruin at new moon, Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Saint Nicolai medieval church ruin in Visby town on the island of Gotland. View from the north at new moon. Oil painting by A.T. Gellerstedt. Latter part of the 19th century. The Hanseatic town of Visby is today a UNESCO World Heritage. Sankt Nicolai medeltida kyrkoruin i Visby. Vy från norr vid nymåne. Oljemålning av A.T. Gellerstedt. Senare delen av 1800-talet. Hansestaden Visby är idag ett världsarv på UNESCO:s världsarvslista. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Visby Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2014 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000531316 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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The Square, Fermoy, Co. Cork
Description: Another angle on the Square, Fermoy with our backs to the River Blackwater. We have seen this square before but usually looking out across the bridge. It is surprising to see how dominated the town is by the convent and church buildings on the heights. With thanks to today's contributors, though we've visited the square before, we learned a little more about the history of the Loreto Convent in the background, and the businesses on Queen's Square in the foreground. Appreciation is due in particular to [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] for his investigations that allow us to narrow the 50 year catalogue range (1860s-1910s) to a decade or so (1880s-1890s)... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range ca.1865-1914. Refined to ca.1884-1893 per comments below. NLI Ref: L_CAB_04039 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Old Drum Monument (MSA)
Description: Collection Name: Commerce and Industrial Development Photograph Collection Photographer/Studio: Massie, Gerald R. Description: Old Drum marker with children and dog in foreground Coverage: United States - Missouri - Johnson - Warrensburg Date: Not dated Rights: Copyright is in the public domain. Credit: Courtesy of Missouri State Archives Image Number: CIDP_06_446 Institution: Missouri State Archives
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Deer (MSA)
Description: Collection Name: Department of Conservation Photograph Collection Photographer/Studio: Rathert, Jim Description: Deer standing between leafy trees at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Coverage: United States - Missouri - Holt - Forest City Date: October 1987 Rights: Copyright is in the public domain. Credit: Courtesy of Missouri State Archives Image Number: MDC_032_3011 Institution: Missouri State Archives
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Post Office, Carnlough, Co. Antrim
Description: A familiar bridge but a different focus. We have seen this bridge before from the other side. But today, the focus is on the Post Office at Carnlough in Co. Antrim. The scene really has a charm all its own! With thanks to today's contributors, there's a suggestion that this image may date from the latter half of the catalogue range - possibly early 20th rather than late 19th century. If so, those pictured at the Post Office door may be members of the McSparron family, who were running it at the time of the 1901 and later 1911 census.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_06575 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 know, I know. Someone in Library Towers was on the sauce last evening but it wasn't me :) Clearly this image is of the cathedral on the Rock of Cashel. How its label was transmogrified to become "Crawford's Burn Bridge and Waterfall" is a mystery. Then again the devil's race against Fionn MacCumhaill did begin up near the Burn and ended near Cashel(?) Thanks to Rory_Sherlock and sharon.corbet for highlighting the vault repairs that were clearly undertaken in the 100+ years between our Lawrence shot, and this photosphere view from 2014. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date:between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_00272 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mr. Gerald Flood, Castleboro, Clonroche, Co. Wexford
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Flood with their family make a fine portrait to end the week, Here you may notice that of the four children two bear a strong resemblance to the father and two to the mother! And a handsome family they are too. With thanks to O Mac and sharon.corbet there is strong evidence that this image dates from the 1930s, and that - as Sharon notes - those pictured are (left to right):  Nora, Tim, Ita (standing), Nelly (sitting), Martin, Gerald [Flood] Both boys pictured went on to play inter-county hurling, with the younger Flood winning 3 All-Irelands in the 1950s and 60s.... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: between ca. 1901 and 1954 (likely 1930s) NLI Ref: POOLEWP 4297 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Bird's Eye View, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Description: Before the days of helicopters and drones a church steeple or high hill provided a "birds eye view" as in this shot. Lurgan appears a well developed town with industry and institutions aplenty back when this shot was taken. Thanks to today's contributions we know that the photographer captured this from a high vantage point on Lurgan's Shankill Parish Church (COI), looking north - along the aptly named North Street - towards St Peter's Church (Cath). We have yet to refine the date significantly, but it's obviously before the removal of the gas holders off Ulster Street.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between ca. 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3978 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Jönköping Castle and Fortifications, Småland, Sweden
Description: Jönköping castle and fortifications, from the early 17th century. Watercolour by Olof Hermelin, from c. 1870. Jönköpings slott och fästningsverk, från början av 1600-talet. Akvarell av Olof Hermelin, från cirka 1870. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Jönköping Province (landskap): Småland Municipality (kommun): Jönköping County (län): Jönköping Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2015 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000535195 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Angel. Depiction of medieval stained glass window in Hejde Church, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Angel with a thurible. Depiction of medieval stained glass window in the chancel of Hejde church. Watercolour by Gustava Meukow, from August 1892. Ängel med rökelsekar. Avbildning av medeltida glasmålning i koret i Hejde kyrka. Akvarell av Gustava Meukow, från augusti 1892. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Hejde Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2013 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000526708 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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14th century stone house, Stora Hästnäs, Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Stone house with stepped gables from the 14th century, at Stora Hästnäs north of Visby town on the island of Gotland. Watercoloured drawing by A.T. Gellerstedt, from the 15th of June, 1873. Stenhus med trappgavlar från 1300-talet vid Stora Hästnäs norr om Visby. Akvarellerad teckning av A.T. Gellerstedt, från 15 juni 1873. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Visby Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2014 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000531338 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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St. Lars medieval church ruin, Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Interior of Saint Lars medieval church ruin in Visby. Pencil drawing by Per Arvid Säve, from 1850. The Hanseatic town of Visby is today a UNESCO World Heritage. Interiör av Sankt Lars medeltida kyrkoruin i Visby. Blyertsteckning av Per Arvid Säve, från 1850. Hansestaden Visby är idag ett världsarv på UNESCO:s världsarvslista. Collection: The P.A. Säve Collection, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Visby Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2011 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000327486 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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The Square, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow
Description: A fine shot today from the Eason Collection with old forms of transport occupying a broad square but with perhaps a crowd(?) in the distance. The catalogue date range puts this in the first quarter of the 20th century, and the information that Niall McAuley provides for the visible Michael Dwyer memorial corroborates that. Thanks to beachcomberaustralia for sharing some extra detail on Michael Dwyer himself. We're not sure what has drawn the small crowd in the background by Chapel Hill, but the collection of carts suggests a mart on the east-side of Market Square... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Between 1900 - 1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3856 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, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Description: The Square in Cahir is the subject of today's image with lots of life and activity therein. There is no sign of motor transport and lots of people; but frighteningly in between the two 'jaunting' cars in the centre is a boot walking all on its lonesome! As [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] points-out, that we can see the Post Office in the centre middleground (with it's distinctive pitched gable frontage), we know that this images dates to the first decade or so of the 20th century. (c.1902-1912ish). Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range 1865-1914. But likely c.1902-1912 NLI Ref: L_CAB_08628 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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Viața socială
Description: Full content of the book Foto splendid vol. 1, Viața socială
Owner: Costică Acsinte Archive
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A Belfast scene!
Description: The full title/description for this shot was too long and confusing for use on a Monday morning so I summarised it slightly :) A Belfast scene with lots to view and plenty of life going on. It immediately brought to mind James Craigs poem about Belfast: "Red brick in the suburbs, white horse on the wall, Eyetalian marbles in the City Hall: O stranger from England, why stand so aghast? May the Lord in His mercy be kind to Belfast." While we had a notion of location, today's contributors have helped refine the 25 year date range to perhaps a decade or so between the mid-1870s and the upper catalogue range of the mid-1880s. One of the more interesting features here (described in the catalogue entry as "iron feature, possibly a fountain") is the Jaffe Memorial Fountain. Seemingly built by Belfast's only Jewish mayor, Otto Jaffe, the "memorial" in question was to Jaffe's own father - who funded Belfast’s first synagogue. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/vab2009] points out that, after 70 years in Belfast's botanic gardens, the fountain has since been moved back to this original location... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: ca. 1860-1883 (though likely later than mid-1870s per comments) NLI Ref: STP_2495 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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Maleva embleem, Pürksi 1986 / Secondary School Students' Building Brigade emblem, Pürksi 1986
Description: Viitekood / Reference code: ERAF.9590.1.1079
Owner: National Archives of Estonia
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Union of Food Workers Lozovsky Club
Description: The Lozovsky referred to in this stamp is most likely Solomon Lozovsky, a prominent Bolshevik and, during the times he was expelled from the Bolshevik Party (in 1914 and 1918), a Mezhraionets (a Russian Social Democratic Party faction straddling the ideological territory between the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks). He was a long-time revolutionary and a high official in various capacities in the Soviet Union. His Soviet political credentials were serious – at various times Presidium member of the All-Union Central Council of Soviet Trade Unions, Supreme Soviet member, Deputy People's Commissar for foreign affairs (answering to Molotov), and head of the Soviet Information Bureau (Sovinformburo). He was also the chair of the department of International Relations at the Higher Party School and General Secretary of the Red International Labour Union (Profintern). A Union club being named in Solomon Lozovsky’s honor is in line with his extensive involvement with labor unions throughout much of his career. This stamp is a testament to the existence of libraries in Union social institutions in the Soviet Union. He was born in Ukraine to Jewish parents and was a member of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee. He was murdered together with thirteen other members of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in 1952 during Stalin’s anti-Semitic campaigns of the late 1940s and early 1950s. This event came to be known as the Night of the Murdered Poets, as five of the thirteen victims were Yiddish writers. This book stamp is from a book looted by the Nazis and sorted by Colonel Seymour Pomrenze, one of “the Monuments Men,” at the Offenbach Archival Depot. There are two scrapbooks of archival markings from the books sorted at the Offenbach Depot in the Seymour Pomrenze Collection held by the American Jewish Historical Society (Call number P-933) There is a finding aid for the collection here The digitized scrapbooks are available here and here. For more information on this project check the Center’s blog: 16thstreet.tumblr.com/tagged/Offenbach-Depot Dr. Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center is working on a similar project for the German book stamps based on NARA microfilm of the volumes the American Jewish Historical Society currently holds. See viewshare.org/views/mfraas/offenbach-bookplates/ The Center for Jewish History would like to acknowledge the following: The American Jewish Historical Society, who graciously allowed the use of their archival materials and digital content; Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center, for his data and technical assistance in this project; David Rosenberg, Senior Manager for Communications, and Melanie Meyers, Senior Reference Services Librarian for Special Collections, for managing and creating the digital map; as well as Reference Services Librarians Zachary Loeb and Ilya Slavutskiy for their work on translating and mapping. For copyright information, click here
Owner: Center for Jewish History, NYC
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Pioneering Scouts Youth Organization Hashomer Hatzair in Lithuania
Description: Founded in 1913, as a merger between Tse’ire Agudat Tsiyon and Ha-Shomer, the organization Hashomer Hatzair was a Zionist-socialist youth movement that trained young people to immigrate to kibbutz in Palestine. The organization was founded in Galicia but expanded throughout Europe in the 1920s – by the late 1920s the organization had over ten thousand members, a number which had more than doubled by the start of WWII. The mixture of Zionism and socialism at the core of Hashomer Hatzair and its focus upon encouraging immigration set the organization apart from other youth organizations of the time that were either less expressly political or less focused (or hostile to) the cause of Zionism – while members of the organization who had already immigrated pushed the organization further and further to the left. With the onset of WWII many members of the organization attempted to get to Palestine, while others fled from the Nazis, even as others fell victim to their onslaught. Many members of Hashomer Hatzair became prominent leaders in the anti-Nazi resistant movements such as Haykah Grossman, Mordekhai Anielewicz, and Abba Kovner. This bookstamp belonged to a branch of Hashomer Hatzair active in Kovno – attesting to the fact that many of the branches of the organization had libraries. Hashomer Hatzair is still an active organization today. This book stamp is from a book looted by the Nazis and sorted by Colonel Seymour Pomrenze, one of “the Monuments Men,” at the Offenbach Archival Depot. There are two scrapbooks of archival markings from the books sorted at the Offenbach Depot in the Seymour Pomrenze Collection held by the American Jewish Historical Society (Call number P-933) There is a finding aid for the collection here The digitized scrapbooks are available here and here. For more information on this project check the Center’s blog: 16thstreet.tumblr.com/tagged/Offenbach-Depot Dr. Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center is working on a similar project for the German book stamps based on NARA microfilm of the volumes the American Jewish Historical Society currently holds. See viewshare.org/views/mfraas/offenbach-bookplates/ The Center for Jewish History would like to acknowledge the following: The American Jewish Historical Society, who graciously allowed the use of their archival materials and digital content; Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center, for his data and technical assistance in this project; David Rosenberg, Senior Manager for Communications, and Melanie Meyers, Senior Reference Services Librarian for Special Collections, for managing and creating the digital map; as well as Reference Services Librarians Zachary Loeb and Ilya Slavutskiy for their work on translating and mapping. For copyright information, click here
Owner: Center for Jewish History, NYC
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Curraghmore, Portlaw, Co. Waterford
Description: We may have moved to the Lawrence Collection today but we remain firmly in Poole territory of Waterford. This magnificent pile may not have survived the "Troubles" but if it has it would make a most interesting place to visit. This proved to be a red herring as though the catalogue entry was labelled "Annaghmore", this proved to be "Curraghmore House" - the home of the Marquis of Waterford, and a place we have visited here many times in the past. Thank you one and all for your help in clearing up the confusion! What is particularly pleasing about this is that the old pile did indeed survive the "Troubles" intact! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_04065 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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Het digitaliseren van de collecties / Digitizing the collections
Description: Liberaal Archief Kramersplein 23 9000 Gent www.liberaalarchief.be
Owner: Liberaal Archief
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House of Ethics Rabbi Yisrael Salanter
Description: House of Ethics. The Foundation, Our Master, Our Teacher, and Our Rebbe (admur) Rabbi Yisrael Salanter. Kovno Born in Lithuania in 1810, Rabbi Yisra’el ben Ze’ev Volf Salanter (also known as Lipkin) was a prominent Rabbi and is the founder of the first Musar society. As a young man Salanter was sent to study Torah with Rabbi Tsevi Hirsh Broyda, during his studies Salanter came into contact with Yosef Zundel through whom Salanter became interested in questions regarding moralistic and ethical teachings. For Salanter it was not enough for Jews to observe the commandments and be committed to the study of Torah, they also needed to devote themselves to ethical improvement. This led Salanter to found a “Musar house” in Vilna where ethical texts were studied and where Salanter delivered lectures. Throughout his life Salanter moved around establishing “Musar houses” in many cities in Eastern and Western Europe. The teachings of the Musar movement were somewhat controversial in Salanter’s lifetime and the standards for moral improvement were highly demanding of adherents. Though Rabbi Salanter died in 1883, the Musar movement outlived him, with the movement expanding in the nineteenth century as Salanter’s disciples became involved in yeshivas. This bookstamp came from the Musar House (the “house of ethics”) in Kovno. This book stamp is from a book looted by the Nazis and sorted by Colonel Seymour Pomrenze, one of “the Monuments Men,” at the Offenbach Archival Depot. There are two scrapbooks of archival markings from the books sorted at the Offenbach Depot in the Seymour Pomrenze Collection held by the American Jewish Historical Society (Call number P-933) There is a finding aid for the collection here The digitized scrapbooks are available here and here. For more information on this project check the Center’s blog: 16thstreet.tumblr.com/tagged/Offenbach-Depot Dr. Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center is working on a similar project for the German book stamps based on NARA microfilm of the volumes the American Jewish Historical Society currently holds. See viewshare.org/views/mfraas/offenbach-bookplates/ The Center for Jewish History would like to acknowledge the following: The American Jewish Historical Society, who graciously allowed the use of their archival materials and digital content; Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center, for his data and technical assistance in this project; David Rosenberg, Senior Manager for Communications, and Melanie Meyers, Senior Reference Services Librarian for Special Collections, for managing and creating the digital map; as well as Reference Services Librarian Zachary Loeb and Reference Services Assistant Ilya Slavutskiy for their work on translating and mapping. For copyright information, click here
Owner: Center for Jewish History, NYC
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