The memorial and the Pig Buyers.

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The Stereo Pairs Collection provides us with this fine memorial set against terraces of houses and one large house. It seems familiar somehow but yet I cannot recall where or when I saw it? William John Shaw was respected by the pig buyers it seems but who was he?

Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton

Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence

Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection

Date: between ca. 1870-1883

NLI Ref: STP_1615

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    sharon.corbet

    • 03/Dec/2019 09:10:07

    He's the Shaw from Shaw's Ham. Here's an article about the Limerick Bacon factories which features him. It mentions: "Apparently W.J. Shaw, the then manager of the Limerick works, was a man of many parts - vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce, a Liberal, President of the Protestant Home Rule Association, a writer and debater on political subjects and actively interested in sport and athletics."

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    DannyM8

    • 03/Dec/2019 09:22:24

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I wonder is it the same family who owned the general stores called Shaws "almost nationwide"?

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    sharon.corbet

    • 03/Dec/2019 09:25:13

    I think this might be it, in the churchyard of St. Mary's Cathedral: Streetview.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/Dec/2019 09:38:06

    If he died in December 1869, this stereo pair has to be 1870+ , knocking 10 years off the date range. To be Shaw, to be Shaw!

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 03/Dec/2019 09:40:43

    Untitled-1_2.psd

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    sharon.corbet

    • 03/Dec/2019 09:42:42

    The urn is poking over the wall in this Lawrence photo.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 03/Dec/2019 09:48:33

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Wow , eagled eyed Sharon!

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    suckindeesel

    • 03/Dec/2019 09:50:41

    Looks like his monument, good find. In a disgraceful state, half hidden behind a skip or container. Mirrors the state of Limerick's own bacon industry, which is all long lost to foreign competition. Sad

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 03/Dec/2019 09:52:08

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Date range updated

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 03/Dec/2019 09:52:43

    Untitled-1_3.psd

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    sharon.corbet

    • 03/Dec/2019 09:55:07

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] It does get a mention on the last page of this older guide to St. Mary's Cathedral. I'll have a look at the latest leaflet this evening to see if it is still in it.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 03/Dec/2019 10:00:12

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] good find!

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    sharon.corbet

    • 03/Dec/2019 10:05:49

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I don't' think so, but you never know.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 03/Dec/2019 10:51:09

    I wonder what the pigs thought of the memorial - were they disgruntled?

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    suckindeesel

    • 03/Dec/2019 10:51:13

    Looks like the urn is missing in streetview. Note how wall was lowered to afford view of memorial to passersby outside.

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    O Mac

    • 03/Dec/2019 22:24:08

    .... I don't know much about pigs.

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    silverio10

    • 03/Dec/2019 23:19:31

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 04/Dec/2019 09:00:07

    Very nice work

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    John Spooner

    • 04/Dec/2019 17:28:27

    In the black marble* trapezium above the inscription can be seen the the image of a tree trunk with bare branches. They are not marks on the marble because there is a right-left shift between the 2 images. When viewed through a 3-D viewer, the tree is interpreted by my brain as being either (a) behind the memorial and down the street (which would need the monument to be transparent or hollow) or (b) (when common sense kicks in) the reflection of a tree behind the camera. *I assume it's shiny black marble because of the reflection.