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Drawing (allegedly), unidentified building (definitely).
Description: Back on terra firma today, but we don't know where this building, described in our catalogue as "Drawing, unidentified building" was (or maybe still is). In Ireland or 'out foreign'? While everyone agrees that this is definitely not in Ireland, and very likely somewhere on the continent (France, Germany, or bordering countries), the precise location seems to evade us. Which is surprising in itself :) Have we finally stumped the unstumpable? Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910. NLI Ref: M51/12 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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1900

A bit early for Bloomsday?
Description: Bloomsday 16 June 1954, has been illustrated before by the Wiltshire Collection, but this shot was taken indoors with two named personalities. The significance of Con Leventhal and Michael Scott escapes me. But I am sure the many Joyce scholars out there can enlighten me... The general consensus is that this image captures Abraham "Con" Levanthal (academic and literary critic), Michael John Scott (architect and one-time Abbey actor) and Patricia Scott (TCD grad and wife of Scott). All of whom would have been very familiar with Joyce's works and the art world in Dublin in general.... Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire Collection: Wiltshire Photographic Collection Date: 16 June 1954 NLI Ref: WIL pk14[8] 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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1954

Old Mill running lime.
Description: Initially we had a problem connecting with the NLI Catalogue but that has been sorted now. This old Mason image of an old mill with, presumably, a lime kiln running line beside it for todays offering. So today we have no real date, place or idea if it still stands:-) Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910 NLI Ref: M56/31 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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1900

Gen. Harry Lee (LOC)
Description: Bain News Service,, publisher. Gen. Harry Lee [between ca. 1920 and ca. 1925] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/274_bain.html Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517 General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.32952 Call Number: LC-B2- 5533-6
Owner: The Library of Congress
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1920

King George VI visits Dundalk
Description: O'Dea has created such a wonderful record of the transition from steam to diesel and the closure of stations. This magnificent shot of a visit by a beautiful locomotive must have been a mouth watering occasion for him and all railway enthusiasts? And, indeed, whether foaming at the mouth our otherwise, our own railway enthusiasts have identified this "2-6-0" loco as No 99 (class W) "King George VI”, of the Northern Counties (NCC) railway company. According to this Wikipedia article, there were 15 of these locos in use in Ireland. Most with colorful names :) Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: 24 September 1960 NLI Ref.: ODEA 22/50 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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1960

Description: This is a very unusual image and clearly one that was used to identify police and military figures for future reference. A line of people stand in honour of a funeral or some form of remembrance. And while the photographer, perhaps unintentionally, captures their image it is later used to identify them. Who might have been privy to such information and why might it have been used? Photographers: Various Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection Date: 1921 NLI Ref: NPA PHOP1 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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1921

Belfast: 'Evolution of Lighting: Ireland'. Gas Works, mechanical stoker and drawer
Description: Advances in science and technology to start this week with public lighting evolving in Belfast. After the eons during which lighting was by candle or taper moving over to gas lighting must have seemed to be a revolutionary advance? Whether an incremental or exponential advance, this mechanical stoker device must have allowed a LOT more coke and coal to be fed and maintained in these numerous furnaces. While it must've put at least a few chaps out of work, one imagines their lungs (and backs) were better off at least...... Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910 NLI Ref: M8/8 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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1900

Tray of artificial eyes, 5 April 1938 / photographed by Ivan Ives
Description: Artificial eye series, 5 April 1938, photographed by Ivan, PIX Magazine, State Library of New South Wales, ON 388/Box 031/Item 072, archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110590221
Owner: State Library of New South Wales collection
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1938

F-Adar: Bleriot Spad No. 46
Description: Today we are happy to share a special treat for our aviation specialists. We know little about this photograph, so it would be great to get details of the aeroplane and some good dating and location facts. Over to you..... Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910. Almost certainly later. Likely c.1921 NLI Ref: M24/60/12 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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1921

Lanier Hotel (LOC)
Description: Bain News Service,, publisher. Lanier Hotel [between ca. 1920 and ca. 1925] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/274_bain.html Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517 General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.32649 Call Number: LC-B2- 5491-4
Owner: The Library of Congress
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1920

70,000,000 Views
Description: 70 Million is such a big number! The sticky buns are flying around here like snuff at a wake. We are all so pleased here at Library Towers that we have reached 70M views on our Flickr stream. We could not have reached this fantastic number without all of you who come on here day after day to view and comment on the photos from our National Library of Ireland collections. It is a great and ongoing pleasure to share with you these excellent photographs from excellent photographers. We thank each and every one of you for your continued support.
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Views: 6810
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1961

We all want a white wedding
Description: A wedding group taken by Mr. Poole for Mrs. O'Connor which shows his great skills and careful arrangement of the subjects. As near a symmetrical arrangement as he could manage with the placement of the personnel makes a very pleasing group and a fine photograph. The prevailing wisdom is that this image captures the marriage of Thomas O'Connor and Evelyn Erlwin on 16 October 1912. While the group may not have been in Grannagh at the time, there seems to be a connection to the village (also known as Granny) which sits close to the county boundary between Waterford and Kilkenny. (ed. As the O'Connor/Erlwin wedding was at least partly celebrated in nearby Kilmacow, Niall McAuley suggests that this image may have been captured there)..... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: c.17 October 1912 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 2408 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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1912

Byron (LOC)
Description: Bain News Service,, publisher. Byron [between ca. 1920 and ca. 1925] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/274_bain.html Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517 General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.32609 Call Number: LC-B2- 5486-20
Owner: The Library of Congress
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1920

Byron (family and pets) (LOC)
Description: Bain News Service,, publisher. Byron (family and pets) [between ca. 1920 and ca. 1925] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/274_bain.html Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517 General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.32610 Call Number: LC-B2- 5486-20A
Owner: The Library of Congress
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1920

Marvin Mazel, Eliz. Lennox, W.A. Brophy, Marie Tiffany (LOC)
Description: Bain News Service,, publisher. Marvin Mazel, Eliz. Lennox, W.A. Brophy, Marie Tiffany [between ca. 1920 and ca. 1925] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/274_bain.html Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517 General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.32586 Call Number: LC-B2- 5485-9
Owner: The Library of Congress
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1920

Portrait of a lady
Description: The blessing of the Clonbrock Collection is that it gives us insights into a very privileged aspect of Irish society at a time of change. The wealth, the opulence, the comfort were contrary to the everyday experience of the majority of the population, yet these were people who took an active part in Irish life within their own milieu. Today's image of a room crowded with fine furniture and featuring the portrait of a beautiful young woman can wing us back to that era that is now, sadly, gone! Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: c.1900 NLI Ref: CLON1166 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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1900

First Envoy to the Irish Republic in London : Art Ó Bríain 1919-1924, with members of the staff.
Description: We have had the pleasure of meeting Art Ó'Brían before but in top hat and tails! Here he is in less formal attire with the staff who supported him in his role. It would be really interesting to find out who those people were and perhaps what became of them? With thanks to our contributors, and in particular our own Carol Maddock, it seems that this image is described in that recent tome the 'Atlas of the Irish Revolution'. It describes this as an image of Art Ó Briain's embassy staff, specifically:  "(front, L to R): Liam Moore, Fintan Murphy, Ó Briain, C.B. Dutton; (back, L to R): Seán Molloy, Maeve O'Brien, Paddy Codyre. In March 1919 Ó Briain was officially appointed Dáil Éireann envoy to Great Britain. His bureau located off the Strand (City of Westminster) employed a small 'embassy' staff [..] Significant international relations were developed. Between 1919 and 1920 Ó Briain met with and advised Saad Zaghloul, the Egyptian revolutionary and statesman, in the latter's negotiations with the British government. He also became a close associate of the Indian nationalist and communist Shapurji Saklatvala. Ó Briain also collaborated with Scottish National League leaders William Gillies and Ruaraidh Erskine of Marr...." Photographers: Various Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1919-1924. Perhaps c.1919-1920 NLI Ref: NPA POLF215 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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1920

Selfie?
Description: A strange one today from the Mason Collection. It is obviously a type of "selfie" of our Mr Mason. I wonder what the headline "Zoo's" New Arrival refers to? Our catalogue date is ca. 1890-1910 which is obviously wrong! As with our other recent Mason photo (in which the text didn't match the photo), it seems that we may have the same thing here. Perhaps Mr. Mason just liked the "joke" of his image being associated with another headline :) While the headline above deals with an unrelated (though interesting) story from July 1933, the caption below (and Carol Maddock) confirm that this image was taken during a lecture on "Archaeology in Ireland", at a meeting of the Dublin Rotary Club, in the Metropole Restaurant (O'Connell Street) on 3 July 1933. Apparently he covered the growth in finds of bronze age artefacts with the draining of bogs and cutting of turf which was becoming more industrialised at the time (the Turf Development Board, precursor to Bord na Móna, was formed in the same year)... Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 3 July 1933 NLI Ref: M20/29/10 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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1933

Poor Mabel!
Description: We start the week with this bonkers, but rather glorious ad for Bronco Toilet Paper, from a time when advertising copywriters were more robust in their approach! B-59 has found a version of this ad "in situ" in a 1935 issue of Radio Stars magazine This would seem to suggest the 1930s as a plausible date/range for this cloacopapyrological image.... Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910. Clothes and style would suggest much later. Probably early/mid-1930s NLI Ref: M24/61/8 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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1935

[Building in Chinatown, New York City, draped with flags for an eleven day celebration commemorating the founding of the new Chinese Merchants' Association] (LOC)
Description: Underwood & Underwood. [Building in Chinatown, New York City, draped with flags for an eleven day celebration commemorating the founding of the new Chinese Merchants' Association] 1920. 1 photographic print. Notes: Photo from Underwood & Underwood, N.Y. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. Subjects: Celebrations--New York (State)--New York--1920. Chinese Americans--Structures--New York (State)--New York--1920. Flags--American--1920. Chinatown (New York, N.Y.)--1920. Format: Photographic prints--1920. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For information see "Underwood & Underwood," www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/468_unde.html Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c12149 Call Number: NYWTS - SUBJ/GEOG--New York City--Chinatown
Owner: The Library of Congress
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1920

N.Y. Band Instr. Co. (LOC)
Description: Bain News Service,, publisher. N.Y. Band Instr. Co. [between ca. 1920 and ca. 1925] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/274_bain.html Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517 General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.32449 Call Number: LC-B2- 5474-11
Owner: The Library of Congress
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1920

Nicholas Mullins, Sean Hartley, Died for Ireland Coolbawn, Kilkenny, 18th June 1921
Description: It always surprises me when I see photos of people who died for Ireland and I have no knowledge of their names or of the circumstances surrounding their deaths. Then with the magic of Flickr within a couple of hours we will know everything there is to know about Messrs Mullins and Hartley. Looking for a free morning or afternoon outing in Dublin? Our exhibition – From Ballots to Bullets, Ireland 1918-1919 – is open every day at our Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin. Have a look at our one minute teaser video Photographers: Various Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection Date: Circa 1921 NLI Ref: NPA POLF212 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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1921

[N.Y. Band Instrument Co. Inc.] (street scene) (LOC)
Description: Bain News Service,, publisher. [N.Y. Band Instrument Co. Inc.] (street scene) [between ca. 1920 and ca. 1925] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/274_bain.html Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517 General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.32395 Call Number: LC-B2- 5464-10
Owner: The Library of Congress
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1920

Alice Delano Weekes [dancing] (LOC)
Description: Bain News Service,, publisher. Alice Delano Weekes [dancing] [between ca. 1920 and ca. 1925] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/274_bain.html Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517 General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.32367 Call Number: LC-B2- 5461-3
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1920