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For today we have a view of a very familiar scene, O'Connell Bridge from the south side looking up O'Connell Street towards the Pillar. The activity captured here is just fascinating with the electric trams, the trucks, vans, cars and lots and lots of pedestrians. The sign in the foreground which shows that ladies must walk on the road is taking things a little bit too far!

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Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: between 1900-1939 22nd January 1932 to early February 1932

NLI Ref: EAS_1741

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 17/Feb/2022 08:47:49

    15:22 ?

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 17/Feb/2022 08:53:18

    1931 ? Local newspaper confirmation required - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_of_Paris Edit - a couple of short clips ... www.youtube.com/watch?v=23IQsG8g8Gs www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLMxSRT4u88

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 17/Feb/2022 08:57:52

    Admiring the steam lorry and trailer. Anyone know the make ?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 17/Feb/2022 09:07:24

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia The Phantom of Paris is advertised as showing in the Savoy Cinema between 22nd and 28th January 1932, I thought the Savoy was in Upper O'Connell Street, we see the advert for "The Phantom of Paris" in Lower O'Connell Street ??

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 17/Feb/2022 09:13:08

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland the long shadows at 15:22 and coats on a sunny day seem January-ish. I think it is the exact same point of view as this couple of years earlier photo - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/51415705319/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Feb/2022 09:26:17

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland That is the Grand Central Cinema, now a bank.

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    Irish251

    • 17/Feb/2022 09:30:09

    The Texaco sign on the corner of Middle Abbey Street has replaced a "Galtex" one in the late 1920s image.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Feb/2022 10:01:24

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] There are also tramtracks in todays where the cars were parking in the middle of the bridge in 1928.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 17/Feb/2022 10:26:59

    It might be that the reason to move the William Smith O'Brien statue (and lamp post) was to make room for the new tram tracks.

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    suckindeesel

    • 17/Feb/2022 11:01:17

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ https://flic.kr/p/2n45rRp The Grand Central cinema, 1921 - 1946

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Feb/2022 11:39:15

    IMDB site lists 22 January 1932 as release date of that fillum in Ireland.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Feb/2022 12:00:09

    The sun is low for 15:22, suggests winter. Folks are wearing their overcoats, too.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 17/Feb/2022 12:19:08

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I am changing the date to 22nd January 1932 to early February 1932.

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    O Mac

    • 17/Feb/2022 12:22:57

    The tram tracks were realigned to accommodate the Eucharistic Congress alter that was erected on the bridge later in 1932.

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 17/Feb/2022 13:37:50

    Lovely photo.

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    suckindeesel

    • 17/Feb/2022 13:48:00

    Tram # 2 withdrawn 1940 Tram # 48 withdrawn 1939 Tram # 72 made it into CIE ownership in 1945

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Feb/2022 14:49:08

    Just right of the O'Connell statue, there is a tram with an odd profile - is this a horse tram converted to electric like this photo of #80?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Feb/2022 14:51:44

    We have discussed the Dublin Bread Company before in the context of their pre-1916 monster restaurant where the Grand Central is in this one (also because mentioned in Ulysses for Damned Bad Cakes!), but they evidently survived the destruction in 1916, as I see a DBC Vienna Bread van here (noted).

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    suckindeesel

    • 17/Feb/2022 16:50:44

    The last tram to Dalkey (not our one) ended in a riot www.irishtimes.com/news/hilarious-youths-and-wild-young-m... [https://flic.kr/p/2n49kNA]

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Feb/2022 16:53:42

    The lorry looks as though it might be a Super-Sentinel Steam Waggon like this one: collections.museumsvictoria.com.au/items/407359 Built from 1923. Flickr is sometimes etc.: Sentinel Steam waggon No. 7591

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    Inverarra

    • 17/Feb/2022 17:05:50

    Well done to those who dated this and thanks for posting.

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    suckindeesel

    • 17/Feb/2022 18:35:23

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Could be, however can’t quite resolve its number, looks like 348 but that’s not a valid number

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 17/Feb/2022 21:20:34

    A steam lorry expert will know better, but I am thinking it is a 1918 Atkinson - from the curved shape of the front, the tray on the roof, and the just-visible chain drive. Via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/adrianz-toyz/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/adrianz-toyz/19353833053/] Able to carry huge giants - youtu.be/3957KH4Txds !! From wiki - "... In the early 1920s, in an attempt to circumvent the weight regulations of the period and allow a higher capacity, several companies had experimented with the idea of an articulated trailer. With the brake and tyre technology of the era, such designs were often found to be difficult to control, with a propensity for jackknifing. ..." See - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_wagon Next question - what is the company name on the lorry?!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Feb/2022 21:26:08

    the British Mass mumble castlemumble

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Feb/2022 21:30:25

    British Mass Cement?

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    suckindeesel

    • 17/Feb/2022 21:52:05

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ The ‘300’ series numbered trams were mainly open top bogie design, dating from 1900 (308 was destroyed during 1916) Some were rebuilt during the 1920s. I can make out ‘3’ as the first number but not the rest.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 18/Feb/2022 09:00:25

    beautifully captured!

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 18/Feb/2022 15:30:08

    The "Batchelors Walk" sign - many in that unique style still seen in North Inner City - green background with bilingual white text and bastioned border - dates from 1928 earliest. Here it is in a similar clearer photo (Sce: EAS_1740) 1928 Batchelors-Walk-1928

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    Aidrean S

    • 02/Mar/2022 11:51:39

    How lovely it is to see that The O'Connell Street was a busy road back then as it is today, it is the pride of the Irish, I love the clothes people wore before, the lovely tramway system, and the cool signs around the streets too.

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    Irish251

    • 04/Mar/2022 21:07:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I think Batchelors are the baked beans people. The road name is spelled differently.