Today we go to Cork City in Munster to a wonderful Imperial Plate from the lens of the redoubtable Mr. French looking down from on High at the activity on King Street. This is a delight to the eye with all of the traffic, the fashions, the people and that lovely straight line leading the eye on to the distance.
A visit to Cork is appropriate as last night history was made there, the Munster team played South Africa A in the new Pairc Uí Chaoimh and won. C'mon Munster
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Circa 1865 - 1914
NLI Ref: L_IMP_0711
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
The height of those telephone poles! We visited the Hotel Metropole previously, but it's difficult to operate Flickr on a phone. I need a twelve year old to show me how ...
Deja vu! www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8280822924/0
And dating info - www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/28161524017/
National Library of Ireland on The Commons
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Ooh! Spot the differences.
Ha ha! Which was first? Where is the man on the pole?
Tram #27 was part of the 1900 order from Brush
I see the the 1897 Palace Theatre on the left, now called Everyman Palace Theatre. Laurel and Hardy and Chaplin played there. The two RIC officers are wearing different bonnets, did this happen around 1900?
Oretani Wildlife (Mike Grimes)
A bit of the history of MacCurtain Street. corkarms.ie/history/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Both pill box hat and the tall helmet were before 1900, around which time they change to a peaked forage cap. But I don't think they all changed on a particular day so not a hard cut-off date.
The electric trams only started in December 1898.
There is a long sequence of IMPs from Cork here, most not dateable. L_IMP_0722 includes posters for Barry's tea (of course) but also Cork International Exhibiiton and a MAY SUNDAY excursion or the Cork and Macroom Direct Railway. Makes ~May 1902 likely for that one.
Victoria Buildings on left, with canopy 1898 www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/20512...
I’ll stick with 1900-1901 based on tram number and RIC headgear
Buenas fotos antiguas .
Google Earth Link earth.app.goo.gl/98CDf6 #googleearth
In higher res on Wikipedia. Miss Flanagans Dress Mantle shop (under the home & foreign fruit 48 sign on left) had moved to 93 Patrick Street by October 1900. So December 31 1898 to October 1900. It (Miss Flanagans sign) also dates the other one with the man up the telegraph pole. upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/Home_%26_Fore...