Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Amazing shot and story!!!!!!
There is a Royal plate, seconds before or after, with extra children
Mr Eason was there ('Butler' shop) - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000557964
The ITA in 1944 (blurred) - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000575217
Mr Lawlor in 1990 - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000354809
EDIT- Mr Wynne was there ca. 1880, but no Cross! - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000227680
Likely same day as this, due to consecutive Royal nos., and puddles ? - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/26972149122/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Seems likely, so 1900 ish.
Flickr is sometimes amazing!
Earlier via https://www.flickr.com/photos/davisonphotoireland/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/davisonphotoireland/46286100821/
And later via https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishbeo/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishbeo/16559105241/
James Joseph Begley, licensed grocer, was 61 in 1901.
Michael Nolan, draper, was 46.
I was wondering if the three people in the centre of the pictures were travellers. And I am wondering if that is Delany's donkey that is looking like it is the wrong way round in the cart ... perhaps that is what is mean by ass-ways? Or is that a mane not a tail? Tuam's in the West of Ireland so its going to be wet.
Tuam..... the fastest town in Ireland.
I initially thought that the ‘hut’ in the square was the Market House, but not so
Any ideas and when did it disappear?
A few observations just to back up the dating -
In Begley's window there's a poster advertising "vivography". As we discovered with the other Tuam photo that was a kind of cinema entertainment of c.1900.
Likewise, there is a sign for "Lifebuoy Soap" under Begley's window. Wikipedia tells me that brand came into existence in 1895, so that is a very hard earliest date.
I can't make out the brand of whisk(e)y advertised in Begley's.
There is a box of some kind outside Nolan's marked Glasgow 1987. I'm going to assume that is some kind of TARDIS. (Obviously the 1987 is not a date, but what is that box???)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ God bless your eyesight! Can just about make out ‘Lifebuoy’, responsible for introducing us to that unmentionable topic ‘B.O.’
Can also make out ‘Bovril’, but that’s earlier.
Can’t resolve the liquor bottle though.
Is this the place?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ the very one
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy Now that you point it out, I believe that above the word Vivograph is DR ORMONDE, exactly as in L_ROY_06759 linked above.
In another window, I see Goodbody's Greenville Plug & Roll Tobaccos, which are new to me. The 25" shows the Greenville Tobacco and Snuff Manufactory where the White Swan Business Centre (Streetview) is now, off the SCR in D8. The original Greenville House there was replaced by the synagogue in 1925.