Two girls in silk kimonos, both Beautiful, one a gazelle.

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Where: Connaught, County Sligo, Ireland

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When: Unknown

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It is doubtful any two sisters have had as much impact on Irish history and literature as Constance and Eva Gore-Booth. That the ladies were very beautiful is beyond doubt but they were much more than that. Which of the Gore-Booth ladies is this?

Photographers: Various

Collection: Irish Personalities Photographic Collection

Date: Before 1926?

NLI Ref: NPA PERS18

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    七福神

    • 03/Mar/2022 10:08:14

    SPECIAL AWARD ★★★★★ 5 stars for your photo... Seen in:..Flickr Hall of Fame Flickr Hall of Fame (Post 1 – Award 1)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Mar/2022 10:10:14

    Mother Georgina and brother Joselyn A R at home in Lissadell House in the 1901 census

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Mar/2022 10:14:38

    Brother Josslyn similarly in the 1911 census

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Mar/2022 10:24:12

    From the catalogue entry: Head and shoulders, directed and facing right portrait of Lady Caroline Susan or Georgina May? Gore Booth, wearing a floral hat and an emroidered dress.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Mar/2022 10:41:05

    That massive hat with flowers looks about 1910 to me.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Mar/2022 10:45:23

    The title Lady Gore Booth would not apply to Constance or Eva, it would be their mother Georgina (56 in 1901, surely too old) or Josslyn's wife Mary Sybil née L'Estrange Malone. Mary S was 26 in 1911, and was Lady Gore Booth from 12 June 1907 when she married Josslyn. She lived until 1968.

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    Third_Son

    • 03/Mar/2022 11:21:41

    Stunning

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Mar/2022 12:51:50

    I have tried a few image and reverse image searches - I don't see any pictures online of Mary S Gore Booth or any copies of this photo.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Mar/2022 15:18:05

    The catalogue is suggesting this might be Lady Caroline Susan Gore Booth née Goold, our Josslyn's grandmother, who died in 1855, but I don't believe that for a second.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Mar/2022 15:23:21

    Here is Caroline Susan in the style of the time, maybe 70, 80 years earlier.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 03/Mar/2022 22:52:47

    looks like Constance, based on the wikipedia photo, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Gore-Booth

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 03/Mar/2022 22:53:17

    this is well before 1926, she she was old and wrinkley.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 04/Mar/2022 05:44:55

    Eva wore a hat very like that on Whit Monday (25th May?) 1896, sketched by her sister Constance. "Wearing trousers, a sly allusion to her lesbianism". lissadellhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Sketch-of-E... From - lissadellhouse.com/eva-gore-booth/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Mar/2022 12:30:00

    Today's Lady Gore Booth has pierced ears. To my eyes at least, the pictures of Eva and Constance Gore Booth, even much older, do not.

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 05/Mar/2022 02:08:09

    It surely would be great to know who the photographer was, because it is a great portrait.

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 05/Mar/2022 02:22:21

    I would refer you to this website and a photo there- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Gore-Booth upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Eva_Selina_La... upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons /4/46/Countess_Markiewicz.jpg en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_Markievicz lissadellhouse.com/eva-gore-booth/ (Eva is on the left, as you view the photo, Contance is on the right) In your photo this woman has double eyelids. Thus, I believe this is Constance Gore-Booth (Countess Markiewicz), based on the shape of her face and double eyelids. She looks to be 24 years of age, in this photo. 1892

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    Aidrean S

    • 14/Mar/2022 10:58:26

    She was born Constance Georgine Gore-Booth at Buckingham Gate in London, the elder daughter of the Arctic explorer and adventurer Sir Henry Gore-Booth, 5th Baronet, an Anglo-Irish landlord who administered an 100 km2 (39 sq mi) estate, and Lady Georgina née Hill. During the famine of 1879–80, Sir Henry provided free food for the tenants on his estate at Lissadell House in the north of County Sligo in the north-west of Ireland. Their father’s example inspired in Gore-Booth and her younger sister, Eva Gore-Booth, a deep concern for the poor. The sisters were childhood friends of the poet W. B. Yeats, who frequently visited the family home Lissadell House, and were influenced by his artistic and political ideas. Yeats wrote a poem, In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markiewicz, in which he described the sisters as “two girls in silk kimonos, both beautiful, one a gazelle”. Eva later became involved in the labour movement and women’s suffrage in England, although initially the future countess did not share her sister’s ideals. Taken from the website Irishvolunteers.org