Whether it is true or not, there is a story that Major John McBride was going somewhere on Easter Monday in 1916 and, meeting some of those about to revolt, he joined-in. This, soon after, led to his execution as one of the leaders! He, along with his wife, daughter and son, left an enormous mark on Ireland and on Irish society.
The Rising section of McBride's Wikipedia article
, which BeachcomberAustralia
highlights, seems to corroberate the apparent happenstance of his involvement in the rebellion. This image, commemorative of that involvement, was published in postcard and poster form. As guliolopez
tells us, these reproductions were printed by Powell Press of Parliament Street, Dublin. When the original image was taken (and who took it) is unconfirmed, but most other versions seem to give a range of c.1900-1916....
Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1920. Likely after c.1900. Definitely before 1916 (death)
NLI Ref: NPA POLF106
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