The dirty smoke emanating from the stacks of the paddle steamer are in sharp contrast to the environmentally friendly sailing ships nearby. Whatever is going on there appears to be a large crowd of onlookers/passengers on the pier. Where is it and what was going on?
Photographer: Thomas H. Mason
Collection: Mason Photographic Collection
Date: 1890 - 1910
NLI Ref: M49/8
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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