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Staff inside the Free Public Library (old State Library of New South Wales), c. 1885
Description: Staff inside the Free Public Library (old State Library of New South Wales), Bent and Macquarie Streets, Sydney, c. 1885, PXE 1077 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/16AQ20Vn More on the origins of the library can be found at www.sl.nsw.gov.au/stories/origins-state-library-new-south...
Owner: State Library of NSW
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Going to the Loo                                    Bridge
Description: A strange photograph from Mr. French not least for the big cracks in the plate. with the broad white stripe running up and down the mountain behind the bridge. A railway line with the gate across the line, a seemingly dry area beneath the bridge and very little else bar rocks, fences, and a curve in the line. What can we find out about it? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 Soon after c.1893 (rail line opened) NLI Ref: L_ROY_04361 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Quiet time on Shaftesbury Square
Description: We stay in the wee north to start this week and to Shaftesbury Square in the heart of Belfast but as none of us has ever seen it. People are up and about but not too many, some appear to be children but no dogs........yet! I would have said Sunday morning but the loaded wagon at the horse trough would indicate otherwise as Sunday in Belfast tended to be full lock down in those days. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1887 to 1890 NLI Ref: L_ROY_00314 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Old then and older now in Ballymena
Description: To end the week we visit the wonderful county of Antrim on Ireland's north east and a churchyard in the town of Ballymena. On the plate Lawrence describes it as an "Old Grave Yard" in Ballymena and 100+ years later it is now older again but what does it look like now and where is it in the town? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 18961897 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_07149 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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House, car, fence, gate but no Mrs. Bower?
Description: A lovely image from the Poole Collection for this morning that looks like it could have come from many of the other collections more that theirs? A fine ivy covered house with a soft top car parked outside possibly going up for sale? Where and when and who was Mrs. Bower? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Between 1901 - 1954 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3209 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Whose lights are fled, whose garlands dead!
Description: This is described as a monastic building in the catalogue but looks more like a fortified residence to this untrained eye. The STP is by far my favourite collection and this fine example with the three wasters chatting on the graves is a particularly fine example. The title is from Thomas Moore's song "Oft in the stilly night" as there is always a sadness to those places that were once hives of activity and now provide rest only for the dead and the crows! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1707 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Ticky tacky on the Yellow Brick Road
Description: From the history and charm of yesterday's Eason image of Clondalkin to the more mundane image as today's offering from the Poole family. Houses on the Yellow Road appears to be a new development about to be occupied and the builder wanted a record of the works. Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: May 22nd 1928 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3512 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Clondalkin with tassels on top!
Description: A visit to the Eason Collection today and a trip out the road to Clondalkin in a time long gone. The round tower dwarfs the chimney stack behind it while children are out and about with their guardians. The boy nearest the camera appears to be wearing a sailor suit and a bowler hat while the ladies clothing is a sombre black. To this eye it seems much earlier than the 1900 of the date range set out below? Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: Eas 1661 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Afternoon Tea at the Gresham anyone?
Description: Apart from the parking outside and the street furniture not much has changed at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin's O'Connell Street! A neat line of cars along the kerb with small trees in the centre of the roadway are probably going to help date this image more than anything else? Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O'Connor Collection Date: a long time ago? NLI Ref: OCO 228 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Greatest, the Most Spectacular, the Biggest, simply Titanic!
Description: The turbine shop in the Harland and Wolff ship building facility is described in the catalogue as the "Worlds Biggest" and from this angle is impressive. If the shipyards were still in full swing it would be such a boon to the people of the north of Ireland. But time marches on. Photographer: Thomas H. Mason / R. Welch Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 1890 - 1910 Most likely June 1912. NLI Ref: M25/J/2 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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11,27 but is that
Description: Market Square, Ardee in County Louth with an imposing statue, a gated building and some impressive gentlemen standing still for the photographer. The variety of headgear is almost as interesting as the buildings but the shot suffers from the lack of canine interest! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 Most likely 1904 to 1911 NLI Ref: L_CAB_09238 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Cart tracks, horse apples and TWO dogs = heaven!
Description: Gowran Castle in Kilkenny is our feature to end this week. After the excitement of yesterday's bike race in Dublin we can see that the Cats are a more relaxed people with nary a rush on them at all at all! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_03125 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Zero carbon emissions
Description: A fascinating insight into the world of bicycle racing back in the late 1800's complete with tickets attached to the plate! In the early years of cycling such races were commonplace and attracted crowds and prize money. The obvious differences between then and now are the clothing being worn and the handlebars but the technology has changed enormously. It appears to be out forring but given the details of the Dillon's travels that we have uncovered it should be simple enough to establish where it was? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: 26th March 1894 NLI Ref: CLON1780 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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When Lough Melvin met Lough Erne
Description: Mr. O'Dea found his way north of the border in 1959 to visit the sheds at Enniskillen and here captures the Lough Melvin gathering dust. For those who had worked at and loved the railways this period must have been a heartbreak watching it all being broken up and removed. Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: September 1st 1959 NLI Ref.: ODEA 13/53 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Posters, pinafores and peace in Portaferry Square
Description: "Caoimghin" who is one of our followers is a native of Portaferry and he requested that we visit his home town which we do today. Unusually for Ulster the towns space is called a "Square" rather than a Diamond and it looks like a significant piece of real estate. The group of children wearing pinafores and hats would seem to indicate that it is in high summer but what else can we learn about the town? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05810 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Are ye right there Michael
Description: Bord na Mona train at Rhode in Co. Offaly is todays shot from Mr. O'Dea (Biddy Mulligan's nephew!) Given that this is out in the middle of a bog it seems unlikely that we will have a streetview? Many years ago I took a group of Cub Scouts there on a tour during our annual camp and we were informed that much of the rolling stock came from the West Clare Railway and the gauge was similar so the lads sang "Are ye right there Michael" for the rest of the camp. Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: 27th October 1973 NLI Ref.: ODEA 113/10 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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By the left - Quick MARCH!
Description: When you see these barracks you begin to realise the extent of garrisons throughout the island during our time in the British Empire. Perhaps it was similar in the UK but in Tipperary alone there were several and they were very big. Does this one still stand or was it burned down as so many of them were in the early 1920's. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_08633 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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School Excursion, near Ballydowd
Description: We have a lovely photo from the Dublin Trams Collection for your perusal today. I have not heard the word "excursion" for a very long time. It is a word that reminds me of three specific things, being cold, soggy tomato sandwiches contaminated with sand and egg salad. Oh, the joys of youth and memory! Photographers: Chiefly, William Arthur Camwell Collection: Dublin Trams Collection Date: ca. 1884-1963 1895 NLI Ref: NPA TRAM138 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Beautiful Beauparc, boats and boat boy, by the Boyne.
Description: I would think if you made the climb from the riverbank up to the house three or four times a day you would be very fit indeed. The boats are interesting, what about the crests at the top of the uprights? The boats look too big for personal purposes, could they be tourism related? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1880 - 1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_07238 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Fountains Abbey in England
Description: Perhaps another one for the Clonbrock travel folder? Our cataloguer seems to think so "Fountains Abbey. Large, ruined abbey with many storeys and levels, also showing large tower possibly English" I have no idea why they tell us it is Fountains Abbey and in the next sentence they ask is it possibly English? Anyway, I will be very interested to hear what you have to say about this shot. Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: ca. 1900 NLI Ref: CLON889 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Colonel Maurice Moore
Description: Colonel Maurice Moore is not a name that immediately jumps off the page at me. Two minutes research in Google and Wikipedia tells me we are dealing with a very interesting man, a man of significant achievement over the course of his life. I look forward to reading your findings. Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: 1915 NLI Ref: POOLED 2796 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The rocky road to somewhere
Description: Boxhill/Christ Church is the location and clearly in the UK so when did the Dillon's go there and what was the attraction. It looks like an ancient place, a typical English village or town. What does it look like now? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Between 1860 - 1930 NLI Ref: CLON1406 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Waiting for Dogo?
Description: I'm afraid I'm going to disappoint those dog seekers among us whose hopes have been raised by the title but I cannot see a dog in this image. Unusually not as crisp and clear as so many Stereo Pairs images we have seen nonetheless this is a very interesting and quite charming shot. The title provided by the cataloguer (they must be constantly on the sauce) is Railway close to shore, Co. Cork and I had great difficulty finding the railway but how they settled on Co. Cork remains to be seen? Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 Most likely between 1870 and 1880 NLI Ref: STP_0988 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Waiting for the Naval Brigade...
Description: Continuing the Imperial connections today we have "Albert Road, in Kilkee, County Clare and people waiting for - the photographer to give the "all clear"? A really lovely shot of a really lovely place on a fine day with ladies in their finery and lads and lasses in bare feet. We've been to Kilkee before but this one is especially nice and a good one to end a week of travel so we're having a staycation! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_06313 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Food Stall, Friday night market, Haymarket, Sydney, 1941
Description: Food Stall, Friday night market, Haymarket, Sydney, 1941, Robert Donaldson, ON 388/Box 023/Item 050 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/digital/BVvKOKlQ203yB9581682
Owner: State Library of NSW
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Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum
Description: A remarkable image from the Clonbrock Collection for today's shot with the Jubilee celebrations for Queen Victoria front and centre! The Naval Brigade standing in for horses, as is their tradition, towing a gun limber as they pass the Scots Guards Regiment formed up at the side of the street. There appears to be some form of "Stand" behind the soldiers and to the left is a balcony festooned with flags and nobility! Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Most likely the 21st June 1887 NLI Ref: CLON895 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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A Queen's Terrace in a Kings Town?
Description: I went to England with my parents way back when and stayed overnight in Dun Laoighaire. All my memories of the place are of impressive terraces of buildings in bright sunshine. These terraces of fine buildings with sea view named after Queen Victoria certainly had a most desirable location and as they say, it's all about location, location, location! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09119 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lines, lines, lines, Lion lying and more lines
Description: Today we have a rare visit to the Wiltshire Collection and a shot by the lovely Elinor. Newman House, St. Stephen's Green is the subject with some great lines, lions and shadows. The "piece de resistance" is the porter resting on his laurels, or even his sweeping brush, while he chats with a colleague in the sunshine. He has clearly made a clean sweep of those steps? Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire Collection: Wiltshire Photographic Collection Date: insert date NLI Ref: WIL 71[10] You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Dirty smoke versus Clean Green
Description: The dirty smoke emanating from the stacks of the paddle steamer are in sharp contrast to the environmentally friendly sailing ships nearby. Whatever is going on there appears to be a large crowd of onlookers/passengers on the pier. Where is it and what was going on? Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 1890 - 1910 NLI Ref: M49/8 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Riding high in the water
Description: The Senator Possehl moored on the North Quays in Dublin looks a very impressive ship and for some reason caught they eye and the lens of Mr. O'Dea. Generally when O'Dea photographed ships it had some connection to the railways so what was the connection, if any, this time? Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: March 1960 NLI Ref.: ODEA 19/35 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mick Phelan, operating the signals, King and George Streets, Sydney, c. 1900, Albert James Perier
Description: Mick Phelan, operating the signals for electric and cable trams, corner King and George Streets, Sydney, c. 1900, Albert James Perier, from Perier Collection of photos 1890-1950s. collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/YzO3b5O9 Home and Away - 34431 ON5/76
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When the Sun and the Moon collide in Killiney
Description: Since our visit to England appears to be two ends of the same street today we felt that some variety was required so here is a Mason image to do just that! The "Sun and Moon stones" at Killiney, County Dublin with that scruffy remains of a shrub obscuring the view. Given all the development in that area since then I wonder are they still there and are they still accessible. Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 1890 - 1910 NLI Ref: M57/23 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Young ladies wearing pinafores in the sunshine
Description: Contrary to our expectations we will continue with the Dillon families travels for yet another day to see if they went elsewhere on their perambulation around middle England. A charming photograph taken among old English houses, on a cobbled street with three young girls gathered at a corner in a patch of sunlight. Is it still in the Coventry/Warwick area or have they ventured further afield? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Between 1860 - 1930 NLI Ref: CLON1618 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Waiting at the gate
Description: Following what was yesterday's damp squib we will continue with the Clonbrock Collection and another of a series that we were hoping might be identified from our visit to Warwick! Warwick is a far cry from the charming village Knocknagoshel with a rich history, some outstanding architecture and a different culture. This image today is one of that series of images and may or may not be taken during the same visit by the Dillon family. It would be interesting to see if it is, or not? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Circa 1860 - 1930 NLI Ref: CLON1620 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Downtown Knocknagoshel - it is not!
Description: While we were all off visiting with the Clonbrocks in Oxford the man who requested the images was off visiting Clonbrock and missed the craic! Not to worry because today we have one of a series of images taken by the family and apparently in the same town. Most certainly not in Knocknagoshel it appears to be somewhere in England and Rory Sherlock is of the opinion that if we unlock one then the others will all fall into place? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Between 1860 - 1930 NLI Ref: CLON1623 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The old and the new
Description: Monkey Morgan was flying high over a shiny new hospital but where was/is it? Don't be fooled by the neighbours because they can easily mislead you and lead you up blind alleys!!!! Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection Date: ca. 1954 -1957 NLI Ref: NPA MOR954 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lying in the long grass
Description: An interesting image from the Lawrence Collection for today with Coole House, Millstreet in Co. Cork and some of the family there. The lady on the right looks downright uncomfortable in her pose while the lady at the rear looks like a reluctant participant. The littlest person on board must provoke some interest as having a person of colour in North Cork back in the early 20th century must have been unusual, to say the least. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10333 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Let's get to the Point
Description: The catalogue tells us that this is the Strand Hotel, Omeath, Co. Louth (without much evidence supporting the Hotel portion). The one thing for sure is that there is a lot of beer for sale on both sides of the road. The sign post is interesting with the old gaelic type. It is a great shame that the newspaper headlines beside the door on the left is not in focus, dating this photo may be difficult. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10177 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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All of Dublin life is here!
Description: What a photograph, there is so much activity. A grand view of O'Connell Bridge, Street and Monument. There are enough cars to keep the petrol heads going for a week. There is some unfamiliar street furniture and signs which may help with dating. I look forward to reading your findings. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 1927 - 1929 NLI Ref: EAS_1740 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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A fine Doer-Upper!
Description: A strange Eason photograph to say the least. I am presuming that these ruins are not standing now so it may be difficult to find a location especially given the catalogue description of "Ruins near Dublin, Co. Dublin" I have been wrong many times in the past, over to you. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 Circa 1912 NLI Ref: EAS_1732 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Why did the chickens cross the road?
Description: Main Street in Cappoquin grinding to a halt as the locals contemplate the ancient conundrum "why did the chicken cross the road"? The matter is further compounded by the abundance of chickens either in the process of or contemplating a similar adventure! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1907 - 1908 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10011 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lock, stock and lean on me!
Description: Ruxton's Lock in Navan Town takes us out to the heart of Royal Meath and the home of this years All Ireland Minor Football Champions! Navan, where the Blackwater and the Boyne merge, has no shortage of water but the lock looks much too small and the channel too narrow to be either of those so where is it and what purpose did it fulfill? Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_1726 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Inniscarra is in Cork!
Description: "A steam ship passing along the quays" the title says but that is a mooring rope at the bows so the ship is going nowhere. WE haven't had an O'Connor image for some time and a visit to Cork in the summer is always good, especially for those from Limerick who have bragging rights! Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O'Connor Collection Date: Between 1903 and 12th May 1918 NLI Ref: OCO 288 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Ghosts of times past in Mullingar
Description: Klaxon - Poster Alert - Klaxon The Market Hall in Mullingar with ghosts walking about and a fine selection of posters on one corner. My eye was drawn to the ladder on the building down the street which is so long that it rises several feet above the level of the building. It reminds me of one in an image of the quay in Drogheda and must have been wobbly to climb and stand on for any length of time? Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 Most likely June or July 1910. NLI Ref: EAS_3697 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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An early picture of Coogee Beach, Sydney
Description: An early picture of Coogee Beach, Sydney, c. 1880, State Library of New South Wales, SPF/628 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/1Jkm3B5Y
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Trainless wheels and a wheeless train - can we arrange a marriage?
Description: Stranorlar railway yard in all it's glory with a vast range of equipment on display. Lest there be any doubters out there there is a dog in this picture - he's called Rover and is in the signal cabin with Patsy Mc Gonagle;-) I love those little bus-like carriages. They must have had a character all their own when full? Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: September 2nd 1959 NLI Ref.: ODEA 13/78 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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One man and his dog
Description: To end the week we have to go to the seaside and where better than the "Sunny South East" and Ballymoney? Indeed this is Ballymoney as few of us have ever seen it as it is now a haven for fugitives from other parts of the island fleeing congestion and the stress of city/town life for the joys of sun, sea and sand. That man has a glorious golden beach all to himself and yes, there is a dog!!!!!! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3704 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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An Observation on Belle Lake by Mr. Poole
Description: Continuing the trend for this week of having a different collection featured each day we have a Poole image as today's offering. An unusual one from Arthur Henri in that there does not seem to be much point to this and he worked on commissions so it would be interesting what the attraction was? Where is it, what is it like now and could the fisherman among us spend some hours casting flies there? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Between 1901 - 1954 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0411 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Cats in hats
Description: A rare visit to the Keogh Photographic Collection this morning with a visit to the ancient city of Kilkenny and a political rally from the last century. "E.T. Keane addresses Sinn Fein supporters in Kilkenny from platform might be interesting as I for one have never heard of him before - but then again I am not from Kilkenny? Photographer: Brendan Keogh Collection: Keogh Photographic Collection Date: insert date NLI Ref: KE143 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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United Colours of ... Shamrock Rovers????
Description: The old Shamrock Rovers ground at Milltown in low sunlight by Mr. Walker makes a change from our usual mono images. A ground with a chequered history with many victories and fewer defeats it's eventual closure was the subject of some controversy. Photographer: Michael S. Walker Collection: Michael S. Walker Collection Date: insert date NLI Ref: NPA WALK46 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Jim Brady, the Navigator
Description: Jim Brady looks happy and at ease in his signal cabin at Killucan back in 1961. This is a typical O'Dea shot though we cannot see his mode of transport on this occasion. There's a lot to see, Jim himself in uniform, badges on display, the "Navigators" wheel, the levers and that jumbled desk. Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: April 3rd 1961 NLI Ref.: ODEA 24/100 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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H marks the spots!
Description: The "Fifteen Acres" in the Phoenix Park from high above with lots of activity on the pitches it would seem. At the bottom right is the Magazine Fort, scene of a famous crime, and the road out to Chapelizod at the very bottom. Generations of Dubliners will have come here to play games at weekends while runners and others will have done circuits in races and training. Rivers of perspiration should abound! Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection Date: ca. 1954 -1957 NLI Ref: NPA MOR2059 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Grimly Gothic Gods Gaff
Description: To a fine Stereo Pairs image of a Gothic church someplace in the country that appears to be newly built. It may be very irreverent but these grim buildings remind me more of places of incarceration rather than places of consolation and worship! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_2010 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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With a toot toot and a whish of steam
Description: We missed the anniversary by two days but this magnificent steam traction engine would have been worth posting on Sunday had Morning Mary been awake! O'Dea describes it as "Showman's engine back from Stradbally Steam Rally" and it must have been one of the stars of the show there? Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: August 8th 1968 NLI Ref.: ODEA 59/1 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Clandeboye is very handy boy!
Description: Clandeboye is one of those names that many Irish people will be familiar with but will not know where it comes from or what it looks like so here is a little insight. This fine manorial house standing in rolling, wooded countryside would appear to be either called Clandeboye or be in a place of that name? Our image of Howth Abbey went to Explore over the weekend so thank you all for your input and research! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1904 or later. NLI Ref: L_CAB_09078 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Babes, bikes and buckets on Barrack Street in Boyle!
Description: Before I am lynched for describing ladies as "Babes" remember that Morning Mary is allowed a certain amount of artistic licence! A very busy scene on Barrack Street with ladies in hatorific confections, gentleman walking his bike, donkey carts moving and parked while a hackney stands waiting for his fare. We know the where but the when and the who should be interesting. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_07877 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Plane crash Katherine River, 22 January 1939
Description: Guinea Airways Limited plane, Lockheed 14H, VH-ABI, Koranga, after crash into the Katherine River, Northern Territory, Australia, 22 January 1939. State Library of New South Wales, collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/.../Yj7ojW49/bO8RwP8kV6O4r On the morning of 18 January 1939 Captain C. R. Clarke had been forced to wait until the heavy downpour of rain eased before he could taxi onto the Katherine Aerodrome runway. He and the other 3 members of the crew were destined for Adelaide but as the plane started its take-off run down the rain-sodden ground it was clear they were in trouble. From his office at the aerodrome, Flying Doctor, Clyde Fenton, watched as the plane took off. Seeing it clear the fence at the end of the runway by less than a metre he immediately knew it was in serious trouble. As he watched the plane plummeted from the sky and he heard a "Final terrific crash, then utter silence”. The Guinea Airways Limited plane had gone head-first into the nearby Katherine River and although Fenton was quick to get to the site, he was unable to save the four occupants. These images were taken by the Sun newspaper four days after the event. "Four Killed When Guinea Airways' 'Plane Crashes At Katherine River". The Barrier Miner. 18 January 1939. collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/Yj7ojW49/7Qvy680X0A33
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Naval manoeuvres on the Galway Mayo border!
Description: What a fantastic photograph from the Lawrence organisation, we are looking out on Irelands only fjord commonly known as Killary Harbour one of only three fjords in Ireland the other two being Carlingford Lough and Lough Swilly. I see the water is flat calm which anyone who knows the area will tell you is a rare occurrence indeed. We have come across Royal visits to this area before, but this looks more like a naval exercise? I am really looking forward to reading your findings on this one. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 Sunday, October 8th 1899 NLI Ref: L_ROY_06469 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Bill Stickers Replay!
Description: There are few better ways of narrowing a Lawrence date range than being able to view a good well positioned poster. In fact, if I could talk to the young Robert French, I would tell him to include as many posters and especially newspaper headline posters in his photos as possible. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 June 1904 NLI Ref: L_CAB_08417 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Elegant waterworks
Description: We will finish out the week with a run of three very interesting Lawrence shots, we start today with a photo of The Waterworks on the banks of the river Lee in Cork. Large Irish waterworks projects suggest Victorian times to me, and we have visited similar projects at Roundwood and Bohernabrenna before. This scheme is different in that it seems to rely on the river for its water supply rather than on reservoirs as is the case with the other two examples. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1880 - 1899 NLI Ref: L_CAB_01142 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Montree, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Description: While looking at this photo during catalogue selection it struck me as a very modern image for the Lawrence collection. I suspect that we will be much nearer the end of the date range rather than the start. The fishing boat in the little inlet will not help with dating as the design of these boats does not seem to change over the years, you could buy a boat very similar in design today and the only difference would be a strengthened stern section to accommodate a small outboard engine. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05258 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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In their death they were not divided.
Description: Lots of people visit graveyards to look at the headstones and to learn about those who have passed before us. This grave would be of immediate interest to them. It is nothing special until you realise that the two people it holds died on the same day, a husband and wife. There is also the rather cryptic message "Lovely and pleasant in their lives and in their death they were not divided" which asks many more questions than it answers! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1897 - 1902 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05598 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Industrial School at Cappoquin, Co. Waterford.
Description: Any photo of an Irish "Industrial School" reminds us of the awful reports which we have read from inquiries which happened years after most of the people shown in this photo had passed away. There are not many smiles to be seen, smiles were not part of photography then, and I think it is fair to say that smiles were probably not a big part of their lives at that time either. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 186576 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_01437 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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All Quiet on the South Western Front
Description: With a title that reads Red Cross car passing through a village at the South Western Front during the Irish Civil War a car festooned with red crosses passes a group of civilians somewhere in County Limerick during the Civil War. I think we have been nearby before with both the church and that stone wall looking very familiar. Since the crosses look more like the Cross of St. George than the traditional reverse broad Swiss Cross of the red cross this could be misinterpreted had England won last evening! Photographer: W. D. Hogan Collection: Hogan Wilson Collection Date: 25th July 1922 NLI Ref.: HOG111 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Winners of the
Description: A happy group of young people wearing funny hats pose for young Mr. Poole on the steps of some building, presumably in Waterford, with a sign HELP - Star of the Sea out in front. We can probably name one of the people with the priest surely the one who commissioned the image Fr. O'Connor. What else can we find out about it and where was it taken? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: ca. 23 August 1925 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3320 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Worker at Hadfields Steel works, Sydney, 10 June 1939
Description: Worker at Hadfields (Aust.) steel works, Mitchell Road Alexandria, Sydney, Australia, 10 June 1939, Sun newspaper negatives, State Library of New South Wales, collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/n5lXZZD9/GXwyM5glq6eGa
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Achill tragedy remembered.
Description: Island and coastal communities have suffered more than their fair share of tragedies over the years. The Wild Atlantic Way is more than just tourist phrase and the wind, waves and currents have claimed many lives both young and old. This memorial to a terrible tragedy in Clew Bay is a reminder of that danger and these young lives lost. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1895 - 1897 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05105 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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High Bridge over the Low Valley
Description: One of my favourite collections is the Stereo Pairs and it feels good to end the week with a fine pair of images of a viaduct across a valley in a hilly countryside. As usual with the Stereo Pairs the location is not readily available but no doubt that won't too long? Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0881 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Knick knacks for Ballyhack
Description: An ancient ferry site from Ballyhack to Passage on the mighty Suir and today's image shows a snapshot in the history of the service. It seems to be the Waterford shore and the pier at Passage East in the foreground with Ballyhack on the Wexford side. The service continues to this day but there are vehicles doing the crossing now! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 1906 NLI Ref: L_ROY_06524 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Misty lake of Islands
Description: Lough Erne in County Fermanagh looks beautiful in the early morning mist with the broad expanse of water and the many islands making it a place of adventure and romance! The premises in the foreground has signs of former grandeur with that flag mast, the cast iron gate posts and railing on the balcony. Yet there are signs of neglect with stuff left lying about. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 - 1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_01106 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Expressions at Luna Park, Sydney, c. 1940
Description: Expressions at Luna Park, Sydney, c. 1940, by R. Donaldson, from film negative, State Library of New South Wales, People Magazine, ON 388/Box 008/Item 035 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/digital/A5OaeX7kpo3g5
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The lady's name was Ivy
Description: A rustic scene with a corner of the Doo Lough Hotel visible in the midst of a verdant foreground with a bleak and hungry looking mountain in the background. The lady standing close to the hotel seems in rather pensive mood as she contemplates going fishing, swimming or boating before lunch? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 1894-1914, probably nearer 1900. NLI Ref: L_CAB_07545 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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What would happen if Clones was cloned???
Description: Continuing Monaghan Week with a slight diversion to meet Mr French and Jaunty, we are with the O'Dea Collection today and to the town of Clones in - wait for it - County Monaghan! The title is "Station and Sheds" and it looks like a complex junction with a water tower in the foreground and an unusual set of sheds in the background. No doubt those lines would have been jammed with carriages for the Ulster finals of yore? Photographer: James P. O'Dea Collection:James P. O'Dea Date: August 31st 1959 NLI Ref.: ODEA 13/41 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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God lives in 'Blayney!
Description: If God lives in the Temple, then God lives in Castleblayney? This little gem is reminiscent of the Casino in Marino in Dublin, with similar classical design. Continuing our Monaghan Week, we have moved over from the county town of Monaghan to its near neighbour and rival, Castleblayney. I look forward to reading about this Temple, and to see if it still stands! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_08906 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Anna Livia - transpires to be Navan
Description: The Liffey in Dublin the title says but where on the Liffey. I can think of a couple of places but the buildings are throwing me. It looks idyllic and is certainly above the weir at Islandbridge as none of the city bridges matches. What does it look like now? Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_1725 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Downtown Ahascragh - or somewhere like it?
Description: After the long weekend and the ending of the lockdown a trip out foreign seems just the thing to start the week! A view out over the roofs of a city somewhat larger than the metropolis of Ahascragh with a distinctive building in the right foreground. Church, Opera House, Railway station???? Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Between 860 - 1930 NLI Ref: CLON2057 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Don't pay the ferryman...
Description: Staying in Cavan and this time in Virginia, the town called after Elizabeth I, though a beautiful town unlike the Queen. Set on the shores of Lough Ramor in a very rural area, one wonders who were the users of the ferry? And where did it deliver its patrons on the other side? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10392 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!
Description: Back to the North Coast and to the lovely town of Whitehead today with the Eason Collection, and a visit to the local yacht club! This has most things – ladies in their finery, children playing at the boats, boats, chains and anchors, even boys with their toys, but nary a sail in sight! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_0838 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Daisy the cow was here!
Description: A nice collection of fresh cowpats on a street in Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh with a nearby drinking trough the obvious attraction! A memorial to those who lost their lives in the South African war would appear to help with the date, while the nearby Memorial Hall adds some substance to the shot! It is Friday so please make allowances. :-) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_08336 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Calm waters at last
Description: A rare visit to the Fergus O’Connor Collection, and a lovely scene of a single-arched bridge across a seemingly broad expanse of water. It looks idyllic, and being out on that surface in a single scull would be just heaven! Where is it, and does it still stand? Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O'Connor Collection Date: Between 1900-1920 NLI Ref: OCO 260 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Leaning on a lamppost in Tralee!
Description: How to confuse a Dublin man? Tell him that Tralee is in Killarney in Co. Kerry! The cataloguer was trying to tell a Kerryman joke while giving the title of this shot as Castle Street, Tralee, Killarney, Co. Kerry! It is a very busy street scene with lots going on. Sunshades down, and plenty of traffic... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_2241 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Rocking around the Clock in Rockingham
Description: Clearly the golfer gave up trying to play his way out of that situation, and brought in the photographer to record the scene so he could shut the naysayers up in the bar in future! The Golf House in Rockingham, Co. Roscommon looks very neat and tidy, apart from the clubs and balls on the floor, but would not accommodate much more than a foursome? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_07333 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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POW Avenue in Belfast, complete with resident canine?
Description: Somehow this image comes with a sense of déjà vu, and one finds it hard to square with Prince of Wales Avenue in Belfast, but that is what the catalogue says and we must go with that? A very rural, dare I say it, almost a seaside atmosphere on this one. Fine houses, well spaced out. would make a very desirable location. And as we know, when it comes to housing, it is all about location, location, location!! +++ UPDATE +++ Huzzah for Rory Sherlock, who gave us a correct location for this one in jig time! Not Belfast, but rather Whitehead, Co. Antrim... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 NLI Ref: Eas 809 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The King and his Palace in Cork
Description: King Street in Cork City is the location for today’s Lawrence image, and those Corkonians did not have the good grace to stand still while they were being shot! A fine image with lots of movement and detail, but what can we find out about it? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_00809 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Sailor suit and no shoes
Description: Across the Shannon today to nearby Roscommon, and yet another Castle, but this time Castle Street. A Royal plate gives wonderful detail, with children and adults out and about but no real traffic on the street. A few horse apples are spread out which are very good for the roses! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865 1901-1914 (Edwardian postbox) NLI Ref: L_ROY_10306 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Donkey day in dear old Skibbereen
Description: Bridge Street in Skibbereen is straight as a die with plenty of young lads, donkeys, and other onlookers in this shot by Mr. French. A fine Royal plate gives us the benefit of lots of detail, but my fading eyesight cannot see a dog anywhere :-) Remember the song? I always loved the final chorus: Oh father dear, the day will come when in answer to the call Each Irishman with feelings stern will answer one and all, I'll be the man to lead the van, beneath our flag of green, And loud and high we'll raise the cry, “Remember Skibbereen!” Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_07532 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The castle outside the walls
Description: I’ve never seen this castle so I don’t know if it still stands, but the arrangement of a fortified tower OUTSIDE the walls of a military barracks seems counterproductive? An interesting scene with a sentry at the gate and a gentleman speaking to him, while along the wall on both sides are posters. I wish that this had been a Royal plate and they might have been more readable? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_09210 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mr. Gray composing his elegy?
Description: On this Good Friday, when church services have been curtailed/prohibited due to the pandemic, it seems appropriate that we go to church? This lovely photograph of the “Old Cathedral” at Leighlin in County Carlow shows a church that looks like it was built in stages. The gentleman loitering on the tombstone looks like a poet in contemplative mood, and so inspired the title above. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_00853 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The Rocky Waters ford
Description: Having scaled the intellectual heights of Rūmī and George Herbert, Morning Mary felt the need to come back down to earth, and the wonderful Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection is perfect to lift the mood! A rocky ford in a sylvan setting with mountains for a backdrop, has the makings of a wonderful landscape by a skilled artist. As ever, there is no stated location for the STPs, but I am sure those distinctive mountains will be a big help in the identification? Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0677 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The ruins are not yet ruined...
Description: The Ruins of Tully Church in Kildare don't look too ruined in this Eason image. Perhaps two images were wrongly catalogued? This church looks in good condition, and those standing outside would be in a position to give testimony, but are probably long gone? +++ UPDATE +++ Definitely a bit of rogue cataloguing or “computer says daft thing” going on here. Not ruined. And not Tully Church. We are at least in the right county. This is actually St. Brigid’s RC church in Kildare town. The tower used to have four big statues. “Who pinched the Apostles?” (as the actress said to the bishop) – We can always rely on our beloved beachcomber australia to lower the tone! Thankfully. :) On a more serious note, this church seems to have been rather ill-fated in the statue department, as a statue fell from the new altar inside in 1886, killing Dr. Kavanagh, parish priest. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between ca. 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_2545 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit  –  Happy Saint Patrick's Day
Description: We would like to wish all our viewers and commentators a very Happy Saint Patrick's Day I am not sure what river this is, but I do know that Saint Patrick's Day is the day when angling opens on any river that has not already opened on the 1st March. Living close to the River Dodder as a child, I remember the anglers would gather on the 16th March as the clock approached midnight and as soon as the hour had passed, they would fish away in an effort to catch the first trout of the season. It must be said that one or two of the anglers were "the worse for wear" having come to the river directly from closing time at the local pub! Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O'Connor Collection Date: 1900-1920 NLI Ref: OCO 235 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The rocky road to nowhere?
Description: The RFA (Royal Field Artillery?) Barracks in Kildare is the feature of this Eason image, though it looks like a drab and unusual terrace of houses. What were these houses? Were they billets for the troops, or married quarters? +++ UPDATE +++ These were Married Quarters for the Royal Field Artillery in the barracks in Kildare, that went on to be called Magee Barracks from 1938. The odd curvy roof features have survived on some of the houses on what is now Magee Terrace in Kildare Town. John Spooner unearthed some frankly terrifying articles about ‘clean, cosy, and compact’ married quarters, from a woman’s perspective – this one from February 1900... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between 1900-1939 1906-1922 NLI Ref: EAS_2570 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Fascinating Fastnet’s fearless construction workers.
Description: One of Ireland’s most challenging and successful engineering projects, carried out in extremely difficult and hazardous conditions. The Fastnet Lighthouse is iconic for mariners who pass through the waters off the south coast of Ireland, and the subject of many fine photographs. It gives Morning Mary the willies even looking at those men on the structure! +++ UPDATE +++ A really striking photograph that would stop most of us from moaning about our working environments! Great to identify one of these men – master stonemason James Kavanagh is in the white coat with his back to the camera. According to many sources, Mr Kavanagh “placed every stone of the lighthouse with his bare hands”. Unfortunately, he died before the Fastnet light came into use. Photographers: Robert S. Ball (Robert Stawell) Collection: Commissioners of Irish Lights Photographic Collection Date: Circa 1900 NLI Ref: NPA CIL136 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Going for a pint?
Description: After all the looking up yesterday and the struggle to even put the right numbers on houses we felt that everybody needed a wee bit of refreshment, and so a visit to St. James’s Gate and the Guinness Brewery was called for. For that reason, we can now look down and see the entire area surrounding the Brewery with areas north and south of the Liffey as a bonus! Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection Date: June 1955 NLI Ref: NPA MOR1310 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Chief Secretary's Lodge now Deerfield, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
Description: Another day in the Phoenix Park is always welcome, especially for any of us living more than 5 Km from there in this time of "lock down". I think I know some of the history of this house, but I am very happy to wait and read the facts you discover before I comment. I have used this strategy before and it has served me well, in that most times what I thought I knew was in fact incorrect. We live and learn! Over to you. +++ UPDATE +++ Really enjoyable stream of comments below that I would encourage you to read – arguments about official buildings in the Phoenix Park, diplomatic relations (FURIOUS Irish Bishops!), missing conservatories, windows that don't match. Not to mention a “blood-stained coat left under the drawing-room couch”... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02650 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Up the back of the book or Domnach Airgid - Sunday Silver?
Description: One of the sure things about the Mason Collection is that there will always be a surprise around the corner. This image of a metal plated book cover (?) is titled "Domnach Airgid" which with my basic Gaelic translates as "Sunday Silver". What is/was it? Where was/is it? and where is it now? Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 1890 - 1910 NLI Ref: M32/30 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Laying tram tracks, St Andrews and George Streets, Dunedin, New Zealand, c. 1900
Description: Laying tram tracks, St Andrews and George Streets, Dunedin, New Zealand, c. 1900, by Walter Ernest Messervy Burke. In the background is the "Gleebone Rainbow Hotel." Volume 2: New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, ca. 1892-1950, DGB 4/vol. 2 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/digital/WkedP5lBGyb0
Owner: State Library of NSW
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Mist in the hills - power in the valley
Description: Having been led up the garden path, or even the road to Navan, yesterday at least today we have no idea where the scene in this Mason image actually is! A bit overexposed in places but a very interesting scene stretching from the drama in the foreground with the conversation between the men and the viaduct in the valley with industry among the houses. Where is this and what does it look like today? Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: 1890 - 1910 NLI Ref: M50/19 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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The sport of Kings
Description: On the day they plan to fly a drone on Mars, we have this lovely aerial shot of a stud farm somewhere on earth! This fine image is of a fine establishment, with beautifully laid out stables and gallops. Where is/was this? And what does it look like now? Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection Date: April 1955 NLI Ref: NPA MOR967 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Rathmines in Bohernabreena?
Description: The Rathmines Waterworks in Bohernabreena is the subject of today's image from the Lawrence Collection and is a little bit hard to figure out? The water on the left appears to be a reservoir/lake, while that on the right an outflow/inflow channel? What it looks like today will be interesting to see. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Circa 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_10549 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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