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An interesting image from the Lawrence Collection for today with Coole House, Millstreet in Co. Cork and some of the family there. The lady on the right looks downright uncomfortable in her pose while the lady at the rear looks like a reluctant participant. The littlest person on board must provoke some interest as having a person of colour in North Cork back in the early 20th century must have been unusual, to say the least.

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_10333

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    O Mac

    • 08/Sep/2021 07:52:23

    "Sarah (Perry) Malcolm is standing by a window in the centre of the old black and white photograph of Coole House. Lying to the right is Sarah’s sister, Mary (‘Minnie’) Louisa (Perry) McCulla, to the left is Harry Perry, who has been mistaken for the gardener in some comments on the photograph; above him on the knee of a maidservant is Sarah’s child, Ernest Ray Malcolm; and another, unidentified woman is in the background. Sarah Perry had emigrated to America, where she married, and then moved to Vancouver in Canada. She had returned in Millstreet when the photograph was taken. Ernest Sarah is by the window, and her. Ernest Malcolm later returned in 1990 and visited Millstreet Museum." Patrick Comerford www.patrickcomerford.com/2017/08/the-restoration-of-coole...

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    Guerilla Photography (Ireland)

    • 08/Sep/2021 07:53:51

    Funnily enough I met a little girl just like her last evening while shooting the sunset. Great image, does seem to be choreographed very well.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Sep/2021 08:17:38

    The house has lost its middle chimney, so is now even Cooler . . . Streetview - goo.gl/maps/svK4pfHSXmALPVhB6

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Sep/2021 08:17:44

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Sounding the People Identified Claxon here at Library Towers!!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Sep/2021 08:24:55

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia ;-)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Sep/2021 08:27:08

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] When I looked at the photo I presumed the youngest child was a girl, your notes say it is Ernest Ray Malcolm, I suppose we have seen this type of dress on young boys around this time.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Sep/2021 08:30:05

    Coole House census records 1901 &1911

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Sep/2021 09:07:01

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Very funny delete!!

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    Guerilla Photography (Ireland)

    • 08/Sep/2021 09:10:13

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland 😄 I always come back to look at these photos as the comments are often just as interesting as the images.

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    DannyM8

    • 08/Sep/2021 09:11:58

    Ernest Ray Malcolm birth record 21st April 1908. Father is Richard Samuel Malcomm of Yonkers New York, mother is Sarah Malcolm nee Penny.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Sep/2021 09:20:31

    NIAH lets us down.

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    DannyM8

    • 08/Sep/2021 09:27:44

    1911 Census record for Sarah Malcolm and young Ernest Ray along with two sisters both 6 years old (twins?) Marie and Winnifred, both born in America, Residents of a house 3 in Sunview Terrace (Cork No. 5 Urban, Cork) Interesting that their 5 year old brother Richard Cecil is in Coole house at the time of the census.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Sep/2021 09:35:02

    Labelled Coolemore on the 25"

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Sep/2021 09:59:31

    Ernest Ray born April 1908, so we are after that date. He is standing up, so likely at least a year old.

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    Foxglove

    • 08/Sep/2021 11:10:55

    "boys in dresses" until recently infant boys did not wear trousers until they were older, IE fully toilet trained, then they were "breeched". in Flann o' Brian's beal bocht there are lots of references to "when I was still in skirts" ..

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Sep/2021 13:13:55

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That Comerford history page is interesting - it doesn't look as if he noticed the family connection from housekeeper Mary McCarthy who inherited the house to the Perry family.

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    suckindeesel

    • 08/Sep/2021 13:48:58

    Any birth records for the other children?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Sep/2021 13:51:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley The first inheritance is strange to the housekeeper, I think I saw that the Perrys were niece and nephew in the 1911 census. Which brings me to another point that as Mary McCarthy was alive in 1911 is it a surprise she is not in the photo if it is circa 1910?

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    sharon.corbet

    • 08/Sep/2021 14:14:15

    I think this is Minnie Perry's marriage to John McCulla in 1917. In which case these are the elder Perrys in 1901 and 1911.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 08/Sep/2021 14:50:42

    Here is Samuel and Elizabeth Perry's marriage in 1875, where she is given as Elizabeth Bingham, matching the maiden name given for Mary McCarthy.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Sep/2021 16:37:00

    Previously in Unexpected People of Colour: Beside the seaside