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Starting this week with a flourish of scintillating confections, exuberant creations, magnificent millinery, and beautiful ladies at a wedding in Donegal. Our long time expert on matters millinery, La Belle Province, would be able to give us chapter and verse on these? Mr. Bardy of Lifford in Donegal ordered the photograph, but did Mr. Poole travel there, or did the Bardys take the long trip down to Waterford?

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Collection, Waterford

Date: ca. Wednesday, 7 August 1901

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 1184a

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 09/Nov/2020 08:47:34

    7 August 1901 was a Wednesday . . .

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    sharon.corbet

    • 09/Nov/2020 08:53:18

    A Thomas Brady from Lifford married Matilda Stevenson in Waterford on 7th August 1901 according to the marriage records.

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    O Mac

    • 09/Nov/2020 09:00:36

    Thomas Brady was a National School Teacher from Wexford a boarder in Lifford in 1901. www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Donegal/Clonlei...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 09/Nov/2020 09:01:04

    Ah, it's the Brady Bunch ! There is something odd with this one - same day, different set, frocks, hats etc - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000591320

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    sharon.corbet

    • 09/Nov/2020 09:08:20

    Here they are in Dublin in 1911.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 09/Nov/2020 09:13:14

    I think that this may be Matilda in 1901, acting as a governess in Harcourt St.

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    Foxglove

    • 09/Nov/2020 09:46:21

    etiquette and social distancing; knees may touch but no other signs of affection 👫

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    O Mac

    • 09/Nov/2020 10:19:03

    We could probably date these Poole studio photographs from the state of the carpet.

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    Foxglove

    • 09/Nov/2020 10:27:18

    to o mac, a similar thought crossed my mind

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Nov/2020 10:36:27

    The witnesses were a Henry O'Donnell and Mary Jane Brady, presumably the grooms sister and one of the two ladies standing. I think the lady to our left looks like a sister of the bride.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Nov/2020 10:39:04

    The brides father, William Samuel Stevenson, was in the RIC, so may have moved around a bit.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Nov/2020 10:41:16

    Here is the birth record for Matilda in Gowran, Kilkenny, 1881. Here is sister Isabella, 1875 in Kilkenny city.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Nov/2020 10:53:21

    This may be Isabella in 1901, a domestic servant to a CoI clergyman in Kilkenny. I don't see her in 1911 by that name.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Nov/2020 10:58:16

    Matilda also had an older brother, William, born 1873 in the city.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Nov/2020 11:22:14

    Here is a Mary Jane Brady in the 1901 census, at home with father Thomas (a gardener as in the marriage record above) and mother, also Mary Jane. Still there unmarried with widowed father Thomas in 1911.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Nov/2020 12:09:55

    I think Thomas also had a sister Margaret, born 1879. This could be Margeret marrying Patrick Connolly in August 1900.

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    La Belle Province

    • 09/Nov/2020 13:36:46

    Oh Carol, thank you so much for thinking of me, and these crowning confections are, I suspect, based on slightly tired deserrts. We see the Leaning Tower of Pastry, and the Flopped Flan. In other words, these chapeaux take the cake. Seriously, though, what a lovely and very stylish picture.

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    Carol Maddock

    • 09/Nov/2020 16:00:07

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/la_belle_province Aren't they great? Though it strikes me as ironic that the happiest looking woman is in the simple straw number.

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    La Belle Province

    • 10/Nov/2020 16:11:58

    She has a very sweet, kind face and I bet that having a simple hat is a reflection of her contentment.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Nov/2020 17:05:26

    Has to be Isabella Stevenson at left?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Nov/2020 17:07:51

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Agreed.

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    nannyjean35

    • 13/Nov/2020 17:45:33

    lovely

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    jamica1

    • 14/Nov/2020 14:56:54

    I like "hattorific"

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Nov/2020 11:01:49

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamica1 It was coined a long time ago by these two https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/la_belle_province Mad Hatters!! Mary

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    Carol Maddock

    • 19/Nov/2020 09:21:37

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland How very dare you! ;)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/Nov/2020 09:38:48

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I must say it is rather tardy of you to be replying to a comment four days after it was made! We have moved on so much we have forgotten the context of the original comment. Did it upset you? Mary

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    Carol Maddock

    • 19/Nov/2020 10:26:40

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Not in the slightest. Please forgive my tardiness. One of those very big hats slipped down over my eyes, and I missed your comment. Apologies. It will not happen again...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/Nov/2020 10:31:44

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] :-)