These 17,192 images need to be put on the timeline? Can you help pin their When?

and we'll all swing together...
Description: The title comes from the "Eton Boat Song" and modern usage does not apply! Mr. Poole has taken a fine portrait of the New Ross four though there are 6 people in the image. I suspect that there may have been a "sub" during the year or it may be that the club's captain and the coxswain is included? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue date c.1898 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 1038b 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 Poolbeg Lighthouse
Description: From men in hats to an immovable object - the Poolbeg Lighthouse in Dublin Bay from the wonderful Eblana Collection. Looking at the building one can see a megaphone type thingy (technical description based on Carol's guidance) which was used to wake those residents who lived nearby? Photographers: Unknown Collection: Eblana Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1870-1890 NLI Ref: EB_1466 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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He handed me a wet fish!
Description: This interesting shot from the Keogh Collection shows a group of men gathered around a car at an election rally. The man on the ground has a fine set of "mutton chop" sideburns. The candidate has a hat that has been crushed many a time and has taken on a shape all its own. Who, where and when? Rory_Sherlock was first to suggest (and we have many strong reasons to accept it) that this image was taken at the courthouse in Ennis, County Clare. Perhaps around the same time (1917) as a similar Keogh Brother's image of De Valera on the steps of the court house - as part of his successful by-election bid that summer. We don't have the who/where/when trifecta however - as we're none-the-wiser as to who the central figures are here.... Photographer: Brendan Keogh Collection: Keogh Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1920s. Perhaps c.1917 (see comments) NLI Ref: Ke 144 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 Wheatly Tomb, St. Patricks Cathedral, Dublin
Description: To one of my favourite places in Dublin now, and one of those magnificent monuments to commemorate the great and the good. How great and good the deceased was remains to be discovered - but the monument is impressive! As per today's inputs (and Richard Whately's Wikipedia entry), while his works were impressive, it seems the personality of the man himself was something of an acquired taste. Wikipedia (by way of Who Do You Think You Are?) also tells us that Kevin Whatley (Lewis off of Inspector Morse) was a distant rellie..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_03147 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Birdsville Hotel during flooding in 2010
Description: Creator: Karren Pickering. Location: Birdsville, Queensland. Description: In 2010 thousands of people who gathered in Birdsville for the annual races were stranded as unexpected heavy rain turned the roads to mud and forced the cancellation of the Birdsville Races for only the third time in their history. 28194 Karren Pickering 2011 Brisbane Flood Photographs 2010-2011. Dubbed as the Melbourne Cup of the Outback, crowds of 6,000 racegoers converge on Birdsville each year to enjoy two day of quality outback racing and entertainment. The second race meet in the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival, the 13 race program features horses from all over Australia competing for the coveted Birdsville Cup. Other entertainment includes the Fashions on the Field, Fred Brophy’s Boxing Troupe, entertainment at the Birdsville Hotel, Fun Run, Cocktail Party, a variety of food vendors, a giant auction and much more. (www.outbackqueensland.com.au/event/birdsville-races) View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/comp/1802 Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/research-collections Licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.
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Loo Bridge, Co. Kerry (and no toilet humour please?)
Description: Yet another wonderful Royal plate from Mr. French today with a valley scene from Glenflesk, Co. Kerry. Loo Bridge in Glenflesk looks to have been the centre of activity in the area at that time but I for one never heard of it! What was the bridge used for and does it still stand? And the answer is that, while no longer in use (as a rail line, station and bridge at least), much of the structures we see here still remain. Another shot mercifully left out of our "no longer standing" album :) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. After c.1893 (rail line opened) NLI Ref: L_ROY_04360 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 at the Salmon Leap!
Description: This lovely Royal plate image from Mr. French of Leixlip Castle with the Liffey in the foreground to start the week with a bang. The Liffey along that stretch and down along through Lucan and the Strawberry Beds is just beautiful with all the big houses and the fine land to green the view! Based on some fine shots of the same view from [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] it would seem that it is the trees that "green the view" today. And at least partially obscure the castle. The boat house is still visible and extant however.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_02171 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Down the old bog road
Description: Yesterday we had a couple bringing home the turf and today we have people living on the bog with a straight road leading off to the distant hills. The cataloguer seems to have been under the impression that the people were leaning on a rick of turf but it looks more like their home to me! Do you agree and where is it? Whether temporary or otherwise, the general consensus is that this is a picture dwelling. And O Mac has expertly pinpointed it to the road between Letterfrack and Kylemore Abbey in Connemara.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1413 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Bringing home the turf
Description: What appears picturesque today was a reality not that long ago for many people in remote areas of Ireland. Neddy the donkey was the chief source of power for transport. The creels on the back of the donkey would indicate terrain that was too rough for a cart or that the family were to poor to afford the cart. Times change? Thanks to BeachcomberAustralia for the (generally favoured) suggestion that we are in County Antrim, not too far from a relatively recent image of what appears to be some of the same people.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1920 NLI Ref: EAS_4054 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Ladies in crinolines with parasol in stereo - twice as nice!
Description: This crisp, clear and beautiful image from the Stereo Pairs Collection shows a very attractive building with two ladies in crinolines standing outside. The building itself is quite distinctive which should make it easy to identify? Unfortunately I don't see any dogs :-( The general consensus is that this is St. Anne’s Hydro and Turkish Bath in Blarney, County Cork. Which, according to Archiseek at least, dates to 1870, and narrows our range a bit. The building, including the clock we see here, is just about still standing.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. After 1870 (construction) NLI Ref: STP_1592 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Description: This Cable Station in County Kerry is bathed in sunshine and looking spruce! In the days when telegrams were the principal long range method of communication working in this building would have been the centre of activitiy. Waterville in good weather would be just heavenly.... .... Except this probably isn't Waterville. According to today's contributors, while this is County Kerry, someone has mistaken the cable station in Waterville for the one on Valentia. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date:between 1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_08295 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Description: The title on today's image from the Clonbrock Collection could be a really difficult clue from a cryptic crossword! "Wellington from F's room. Fishing" could easily be 12 down or perhaps 3 across? It is a photograph this time whereas most Clonbrock images up to now have been glass plates so after 70 million views we can begin with something different! There general consensus is that "Wellington" is Wellington College in Berkshire, and that the "F" who has a room here is perhaps Francis Marcus Crofton - grandson of Edith Dillon..... Thank you all for the fantastic support that enabled the NLI images to garner such an incredible level of viewing as well as the wonderful research and identification that has gone on. It has been a joy to take a small part therein! Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Catalogue date c.1950-1960 NLI Ref: CLON1722 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 spacemen walked the earth!
Description: This Morning Mary loves when visitors to Ireland who have not been here before come calling so that they can be taken to see the wonders of Newgrange! The workmanship on the enormous stones would be impressive in today's context but given that they were carried out more than 5,000 years ago they are phenomenal! Mr. Masons shot is very effective in its capture of the fine detail of this stone on the inside of the tomb chamber. Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910 NLI Ref: M41/16 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Masons galore and not a brickie in sight!
Description: This fine group of the Free Mason group taken by Mr. Poole shows them in their regalia and probably in their rankings also? Who were they and have we seen any of them before when we met the society personnel of the Waterford region? Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Likely early in range. NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0708b You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Prison Blues
Description: This Mason slide could not be further removed from yesterday's one. We've gone back decades, and find ourselves in the central hall of Kilmainham Gaol/Jail in Dublin. It looks relatively spruce and freshly painted. And those bundles are allegedly piles of clothes, according to our catalogue... Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910 NLI Ref: M26/16 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Mansion, Gorey, Co. Wexford
Description: The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this photo was what makes a house a mansion? Wikipedia provides the following definition: "A mansion is a large dwelling house. The word itself derives through Old French from the Latin word mansio "dwelling", an abstract noun derived from the verb manere "to dwell". The English word manse originally defined a property large enough for the parish priest to maintain himself, but a mansion is no longer self-sustaining in this way (compare a Roman or medieval villa)". What can you tell us about this particular mansion? The general consensus (prompted initially by [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet]) is that this is a view of Courtown House near Gorey, County Wexford. Demolished in the mid-20th century, this ex-mansion is now another entry in our "no longer standing" album..... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3726 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Possibly a general view of Malahide, Co. Dublin
Description: There seems to be a hole in the road and there seems to be at lease four men looking into it, so not much has changed in Ireland over the last 100 years! Our catalogue directs us to the suburban town of Malahide which is to the North of Dublin, is the catalogue correct? In short: It is :) :D Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Likely in first decade or two of range. Perhaps c.1910s. NLI Ref: EAS_1865 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Third Lock, River Lagan, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Description: From Apostles of Temperance in Cork to locks on the Lagan near Belfast for todays image. The Eason collection has some interesting and educational images, and for me this was an eye-opener - as I never knew that the Lagan was managed and made navigable above the tide mark! When did all this take place and is it still in use? With thanks to [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]], [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet], [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] and the Wikipedia article on the 'Lagan Navigation', I am further educated on this section of waterway. Seemingly it opened in the mid-18th century, and was viable until the mid-20th century. Closed in the 1950s, it seems that at least part of the lock system (and these lock keepers cottages) have been restored and given new life since. I wonder what the man pictured would have made of it all.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1920 NLI Ref: EAS_0460 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Thatched cottages and flats on the bicycle - oh bliss!
Description: To end the week where we have had doubles, rebels and Gandelows we now have a truly charming Eason shot. A man mends a bicycle outside the door of a thatched cottage with a young girl in a pinny standing behind him watching the photographer at work. In the background is a town or city marked by a high spire dominating the landscape. There is no doubt but this scene has changed drastically in the meantime, if we can locate it(?) Rory Sherlock was quick with the location and subject: Old Town in Letterkenny, County Donegal. The spire in the background is that of the Cathedral of St. Eunan and St. Columba, which opened in 1901.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1920 NLI Ref: Eas 1115 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Is that a Ganlow or a Gondola I see before me?
Description: Those of you who are not "in the know" are wondering at that heading but the boat under the arch of the bridge is known as a "Ganlow" and allegedly they were based on the Gondola! The Shannon must have been at full tide to have the water so calm at that point of the river! Photographers: Unknown Collection: Eblana Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1870-1890 NLI Ref: EB_1237 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Sackville Street in full swing.
Description: Morning Mary is taking a bit of a punt today by posting two images of the same scene from the wonderful Eblana "upsidey downsie" collection. Since they are the same scene yet with great differences of population and activity we felt that together they would provide even more enjoyment? This image with trams, pedestrians and activity in abundance provides a lovely contrast to the first! Photographers: Unknown Collection: Eblana Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1870-1890. Likely c.1900s (electric trams, fashions, etc) NLI Ref: EB_0002 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Start today, make no delay!
Description: Poor morning Mary is suffering a bad bout of vertigo after all the standing on her head trying to see the "Uppsidey Downsie" half of yesterdays Eblana Collection offering. So, for safety's sake, I've gone back to the ever reliable Mr. Poole for this mornings offering! Just in case there was any doubt about what was being advertised in this (extensive) window display, we have confirmation that Maclean's (note placement of the "a" and the apostrophe mister sign-writer) Opas Powder was an antacid marketed from at least the mid 1930s. In this case it is being heavily promoted by Curtis' pharmacy on Waterford's Barrack Street.... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Possibly after c.1935. NLI Ref: POOLEWP 4202 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Picnicking at Lough Gill
Description: Yet another visit to beautiful Lough Gill to end this week and a view to die for! Mr. French appears to have brought a few of his drinking partners to share the view with him on this occasion though the top hat looks rather out of place out in the wild! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_00124 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Hit 'em for six!
Description: Most Poole photographs have been carefully posed but this is a "live" cricket match in full swing. Some may feel that cricket it about as exciting and interesting as paint drying but for the enlightened it is a game of great skill and tactics and a wonderful way to pass a sunny day. The general consensus is that this image was taken at the grounds of Cork County Cricket Club on the Mardyke in Cork city. Probably in the first decade or so of the 1900s-1950s range.... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Possibly after 1903 (pavillion). Likely first decade or so of range (spectator fashions) NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0429 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Irish water buffaloes?
Description: This smashing shot from the lens of Mr. French looks so crisp and clear that one could imagine that you were looking at it live! Lough Gill in Sligo is beautiful at any time and this captures the atmosphere and life of the place. Can we locate that place today? And indeed we can. Or, at least, Niall McAuley and BeachcomberAustralia can. The OSI 6" (1888-1913) map confirms that this is an "aermotor pump" attached to Hazelwood (or is it Hazlewood) House in Calry, County Sligo.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after c.1880s (windmill) NLI Ref: L_CAB_05640 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Fahan in Lough Swilly.
Description: The pier at Fahan on Lough Swilly, Co. Donegal looks a lonely place in this beautiful Royal plate from the Lawrence Collection. Lough Swilly is famous for many things and one of the most famous is the kidnapping of Red Hugh O'Donnell there. If my memory holds good he was captured by a Carew and we visited the ancestral home of the Carew's earlier this week! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps c.1870s-1890s NLI Ref: L_ROY_01257 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Enniscorthy, Castleboro - river and steps
Description: A big house near Enniscorthy in County Wexford taken from the level of the river. There is mention of "steps" but I cannot see them! Can you? As confirmed by today's contributors (and indeed by Wikipedia), Castleboro House was one of the many estate houses which did not survive the 1920s intact. While I can just about make out the steps (after some prompting) in this shot, it doesn't look like they've survived either. In fact, the water feature and falls seem to be all but gone also..... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Definitely before 1923 (gutted by fire) NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0483 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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We're going on a bear hunt!
Description: A cave deep in the woods would always hold the attraction of exploration and the thrill of danger, especially for the young at heart! Where is this one and has the scene changed much in the last 150 years? Rory_Sherlock was first to identify this as 'Badger's Cave', one of the colourfully named features of Blarney Castle and Gardens, and one of at least two caves beneath the old castle itself. The other, according to the equally colourful description of the Castle's website is known as 'the Dungeon'.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1588 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Deep in the valley O!
Description: To end the week after some really lovely images, here we have one from our Stereo Pairs Collection of an unidentified valley. It has a cluster of houses nestling below the heavily wooded slopes of a hill. (Congratulations Lemur for yesterdays identification, I didn't hold out much hope given the lack of detail behind but as ever you made it look simple!) And derangedlemur together with Niall McAuley was/were instrumental in identifying this one too. A task that was complicated no-end by the fact that the image was "mirrored". That was no significant deterent to the guy's identification of Woodenbridge, County Wicklow however.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_3059 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 wheels fell off the wagon!
Description: Reading the catalogue description of this I thought that it would be like a "Cardall" image, an idealised bit of Paddywhackery but when I looked at the image my reaction was WOW! This is so different, almost Eastern European in its style and there are so many things to wonder at! Will we ever know where it was taken? And, in a way that should no longer surprise me I guess, the "WOW" factored continued. When derangedlemur neatly identified this photo as being taken along the Garron Road, close to Glenariff in County Antrim..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps c.1880s NLI Ref: L_CAB_06137 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Street view from Stockholm city, Uppland, Sweden
Description: Street view in snow from Snickarbacken (Carpenter's hill) in central Stockholm. Watercolour by Henry Reuterdahl, from the later part of the 19th century. Gatuvy i snö från Snickarbacken i centrala Stockholm. Akvarell av Henry Reuterdahl, från senare delen av 1800-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Stockholm Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Stockholm County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000544606 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Description: To the Eason Colllection for today's image and the "Midland Great Western Hotel, Recess, Co. Galway" which gives us a location but is it still standing? This is an unusual image in that the photographer has entered his shot complete with his camera! Niall McAuley tells us that this hotel is no longer standing. Apparently burnt-out during the Civil War, it likely wasn't rennovated afterwards, and seems to have been demolished since.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Definitely after 1898 (built) and before 1922 (burnt) NLI Ref: EAS_4025 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Description: Continuing where we left off on Friday (matters maritime) but this time from the wonderful Clonbrock Collection. This view may not be as iconic as the Skelligs, but nonetheless it provides a pleasing vista with sea, sky, mountains and a safe harbour. Following the tremendous achievement of the Irish Rugby team on Saturday in beating World Champions New Zealand Ireland can bask in the teams reflected glory for a wee while! And indeed it was from the antipodes that good news came again on this photo. With BeachcomberAustralia quickly identifying this as Bray harbour. The date range was refined also, with [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] pointing us to this Bray Cualann Historical Society webpage which tells us that the lighthouse pictured stood between the late 1890s and 1950s. More than halving the very broad range for this particular image.... Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1930. After c.1897 (lighthouse built) NLI Ref: CLON2072 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 Great Irish Light
Description: You have to admire the people who first inhabited this Rock, it cannot ever have been easy. You have to admire the people who first thought of building a Lighthouse here, what a feat of engineering. Of course we are on Skellig Michael, and I have not even mentioned Star Wars! Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910 NLI Ref: M18/19/6 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Hard to starboard
Description: From the far North West we are propelled to the South East to view the good ship SS Fastnet. Mr Poole was a great man for photographing sea going vessels, the date range here is made for “narrowing” though we have found in the past that these ships can have very long lives themselves. And so it was that [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] was able to narrow our 50 year range to just 5. (On the basis that the SS Fastnet had been the SS Monaleen prior to 1918, and was known as SS St Abbs Head after 1923. Putting us firmly in the "1920 plus or minus a few years" range...) Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Likely c.1918-1923 (steamer sailing under name "Fastnet") NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0895 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Sure it would take me hours to walk over that stuff...
Description: The catalogue description of this image suggests that it is a man standing on a castle, but the benefits of "Super Dooper Mega Zoom" (technical term) show that this is not the case. The man is sitting on a fairly modern building looking out over tidal flats with a town in the background. I suspect that this will take some time to identify but then the Lemur, Sharon or Niall are just as likely to make a liar out of me! Where is it? And, with his first (and critical) hypothesis, John McK has established that this is Bundoran, County Donegal. Thanks John! Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1439 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Rune stone, Bröta, Grödinge, Södermanland, Sweden
Description: Runestone (Sö 292) in Bröta in Grödinge, also called "The Bröta stone". The inscription says: "Vígmar had this stone raised in memory of Jörunde, his kinsman and companion and ---'s brother. " Wash drawing by Richard Dybeck, from the 1850s. Runsten (Sö 292) i Bröta i Grödinge, också kallad "Brötastenen". Ristningen säger: "Vigmar lät resa denna sten efter Jörunde, sin frände och kamrat och ---s broder." Laverad teckning av Richard Dybeck, från 1850-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Grödinge Province (landskap): Södermanland Municipality (kommun): Botkyrka County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2016 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000540389 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Windmill Jan Erss, Stockholm, Uppland, Sweden
Description: Windmill called "Jan Erss" (after the builder) or "Pearl-embroiderer's mill" (after the name of an alley in the area). The mill was situated in the northern part of Stockholm city, at the present crossing between Rehnsgatan and Tulegatan streets. It was demolished in 1884. Dry point possibly by Adolf Hirsch, from 1857. Väderkvarn kallad "Jan Erss" (efter byggherren) eller Pärlstickarkvarnen (efter Pärlstickargränd som då låg i området). Kvarnen låg på Norrmalm vid nuvarande korsningen Rehnsgatan-Tulegatan. Den revs 1884. Torrnålsgravyr troligen av Adolf Hirsch, från 1857. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Stockholm Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Stockholm County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000546727 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Bergkvara Castle Ruin, Småland, Sweden
Description: Bergkvara medieval castle ruin at Bergkvara lake. Pencil drawing by Carl Svante Hallbeck, from the later part of the 19th century. Bergkvara medeltida slottsruin vid Bergkvarasjön. Blyertsteckning av Carl Svante Hallbeck, från senare delen av 1800-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Bergunda Province (landskap): Småland Municipality (kommun): Växjö County (län): Kronoberg Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2015 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000534748 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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View towards Mynttorget (Coin Square) in Stockholm city, Uppland, Sweden
Description: View from Lejonbacken (Lion Slope) at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, towards Mynttorget (Coin Square) in the Old Town. Lithograph by Otto August Mankell, probably from the 1870s. Vy från Lejonbacken vid Kungliga slottet i Stockholm, mot Mynttorget i Gamla stan. Litografi av Otto August Mankell, troligen från 1870-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Stockholm Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Stockholm County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000544841 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Runic inscription, Karlberg, Solna, Uppland, Sweden
Description: Runic inscription (U 123) at Karlberg, north of Karlberg castle. The rock with the runes was blasted away in the middle of the 19th century when the railway was constructed in the area. The inscription says: "Sigfast and Ärnfast they cut (the runes) in memory of themselves". Woodcut from the 17th century by Johan Hadorph and Johan Leitz. Runhäll (U 123) i Karlberg. Runristning på berghäll norr om Karlbergs slott. Runhällen spränges sönder i mitten av 1800-talet när järnvägen byggdes i området. Ristningen säger: "Sigfast och Ärnfast de högg efter sigr." Träsnitt från 1600-talet av Johan Hadorph och Johan Leitz. Collection: Older collection of images (mainly photographs) of rune stones and picture stones, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Solna Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Solna County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Unknown Date: c. 2008 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000020587 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Old man and little girl at St. Nicolai Church, Nyköping, Södermanland, Sweden
Description: Old man and little girl at the chancel doorway of St. Nicolai medieval church in Nyköping. Watercolour by A.T. Gellerstedt, from 1869. Gammal man och liten flicka vid korportalen till Sankt Nicolai medeltida kyrka i Nyköping. Akvarell av A.T. Gellerstedt, från 1869. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Nyköping Province (landskap): Södermanland Municipality (kommun): Nyköping County (län): Södermanland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2016 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000540921 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Description: A beautiful scene in a valley with mountains in the background to start this shortened week. Ireland has changed so much since this photograph was taken, now we have an old new president in the Áras, we don't have to worry about being blasphemous any longer, and (fógra) we have had 65 million views! A virtual sticky bun for all our wonderful contributors, thank you for all your help, work and dedication! Never failing with that help and dedication, [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] was the first to identify this as a view of Adrigole on Cork's Beara Peninsula. With other's pointing out the waterfall and hills in the rear-ground. The bridge in the foreground was also useful for corroberation.... Photographer: Fergus O’Connor Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection Date: Not dated. But catalogue range c.1900-1930 NLI Ref: OCO 25 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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At last - A dog accompanied by a woman!
Description: 'Painting by Sir John Lavery for Mrs. McEnery, Kilmoganny' is the catalogue title for this shot from the Poole Collection. Featuring a dog allowing itself to be held by a young lady it looks a really lovely portrait. I am no dog expert but it appears to me to be a Pekinese which would have been quite uncommon at that time. Who is the subject and can we date the painting itself? Based on inputs from Niall McAuley, BeachcomberAustralia, and sharon.corbet the general consensus is Sir John Lavery painted this in the 1910s. If so it could well be a portrait of his step-daughter Alice Trudeau (born c.1904), and she later commissioned a copy herself, as Mrs. McEnery. Some time after he marriage to a Jack McEnery in 1930. Seems imminently plausible to us Marys..... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Original painting perhaps c.1910s (Alice as child). Copy likely after c.1930 (Alice marries) NLI Ref: POOLEWP 4298 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Graveyards, memorials of Robt. Potter MP for Limerick, Fitzgerald of Garryowen, etc. church in background, Limerick City, Co. Limerick
Description: A graveyard with Limerick people interred therein is probably in Limerick, or is it? Looking pristine and well tended I wonder how it looks today? Who was Robert Potter and Fitzgerald? Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. Possibly after c.1874 (graves) NLI Ref: STP_1876 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 splendid isolation
Description: We rejoin Mr. French on his sojourn in Kerry though a further south in this case in Waterville. Holy Island sounds like a great place to sit in the ruins in quiet contemplation? Thanks all for confirmation of the location (Church Island of Lough Currane) and subject (the monastic cell of Saint Finan of Lindisfarne).... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_02795 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lead kindly light...
Description: Having lugged his "Royal" camera down to the beach, Mr. French persisted and took this unusual shot of the light entering a cave at Ballybunion in County Kerry. Unusual for a number of reasons - not least of which clearly he is experimenting in low light photography and has done remarkably well for the facilities and equipment he had available. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_04281 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Sir John Gray all shiny and new
Description: This beautiful shot of Sir John Gray's monument and a pristine Sackville Street, (O'Connell Street) taken in the early morning, The street is clear apart from some hackneys waiting for fares with Nelsons Pillar standing proud and the GPO in all its grandeur unaware of the devastation to come! Apart from connecting the statue, its subject and its inscription to our recent Vartry Works photos, the main learnings here were from Niall McAuley. On date. Niall has whittled down the 50 year catalogue range - to perhaps just a decade or so (1880-1890 - give or take a year or so). On the basis of the statue itself..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Definitely after 1879 (statue). Before 1892 (railings gone). So c.1880-1890 NLI Ref: L_CAB_01721 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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But the last shall be first and the first shall be last: May the Lord in His mercy be kind to Belfast
Description: A monument to Sir E. J. Harland in Belfast takes us up north of the border (which is in the news) today, and gives me an opportunity to quote from Maurice Craig's wonderful poem. Harland is a name that is synonymous with Belfast - but I confess to know very little about the bearer of that name, can you enlighten me? And so I have learned something - including his apparent like of the odd cigar :) While Edward James Harland is perhaps best known for his shipbuilding activities, his Wikipedia article also lists him as a politician. And he was Mayor and later MP for Belfast for a period. This statue was one of several by Thomas Brock on the grounds of Belfast's city hall. Though in a broad catalogue range (1860s-1910s), this image was likely captured within a few years of the statue's unveiling - in mid-1903..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. After c.1903 (statue) NLI Ref: L_ROY_00260 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Sunday at the Well?
Description: This beautiful Royal plate from the lens of Mr. French makes Sundays Well in Cork look the way most Cork people see their city and county! The beautiful scene with that tranquil water is absolutely perfect.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after c.1879 (church) NLI Ref: L_ROY_06593 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 ruin and the cross
Description: For most of our old photographs the vegetation will have increased in the area since it was taken but in this case hope and suspect that it has actually reduced. An old overgrown building, in a marshy, reed covered field with a distinctive high cross should be easy to find? With lightening reflexes, O Mac identified this as the church and high cross of the monastery (founded in the 6th century) on Inishmacsaint, Lough Erne. The chaps at the base of the cross really do give some sense of scale.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1430 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Ambjörnarp Church and village, Västergötland, Sweden
Description: Ambjörnarp village with Ambjörnarp church, inaugurated in 1842. View from the south. Pencil drawing by unknown, from the middle of the 19th century. Ambjörnarps by med Ambjörnarps kyrka, invigd 1842. Vy från söder. Blyertsteckning av okänd, från mitten av 1800-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Ambjörnarp Province (landskap): Västergötland Municipality (kommun): Tranemo County (län): Västra Götaland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2018 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000554082 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), Uppland, Sweden
Description: View of Gamla Uppsala, with the Royal Mounds and Gamla Uppsala medieval church from the 12th century. The three burial mounds, also called the Kings' Mounds, are dated to ca 600 AD. Drawing by Truls Arvidsson, from 1709. Vy över Gamla Uppsala, med Kungshögarna och Gamla Uppsala medeltida kyrka från 1100-talet. De tre gravhögarna är daterade till ca 600 e. Kr. Teckning av Truls Arvidsson, från 1709. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Gamla Uppsala Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Uppsala County (län): Uppsala Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000543225 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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The Royal Mounds, Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), Uppland, Sweden
Description: The mounds in Gamla Uppsala, and Gamla Uppsala medieval church in the background. The three burial mounds, also called the Kings' Mounds, are dated to ca 600 AD. Lithograph by Eugene Ciceri, after original by Auguste Mayer, from ca 1840. Uppsala högar, med Gamla Uppsala medeltida kyrka i bakgrunden. De tre gravhögarna, som också kallas Kungshögarna, är daterade till ca 600 e. Kr. Litografi av Eugene Ciceri, efter original av Auguste Mayer, från cirka 1840. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Gamla Uppsala Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Uppsala County (län): Uppsala Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000543227 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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A truly institutional institution!
Description: To the Stereo Pairs collection today, and to a vast institution somewhere. These great building projects were intended to provide treatment and care for people in a region and have lasted for many years though few remain in their original use to this day. Where are we and is it still standing? Niall McAuley and derangedlemur combine to tell us that this is longer standing. While it was standing (for 100 years between the 1820s and the 1920s), it was the "District Lunatic Asylum" on the Falls Road in Belfast. Originally built to designs by architects William Murray and Francis Johnston (the latter perhaps best known for his work on Dublin's GPO), it was demolished to make way for a new maternity hospital in the early 20th century.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0435 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Kungsstugan (The King's Cottage), Örebro, Närke, Sweden
Description: The King's Cottage in Örebro, probably built in the 16th century. According to tradition, the future King Karl IX stayed in a guestroom in the building when visiting Örebro in 1580, since Örebro castle was under rebuilding. Primarily, the cottage was used for storing food. (It was moved from its original position in the beginning of the 20th century.) Wash drawing by Olof Sörling, from 1875. Kungsstugan i Örebro, troligen uppförd på 1500-talet. Den blivande kung Karl IX lär enligt trafitionen ha bott i ett gästrum i byggnaden när han besökte Örebro 1580, eftersom Örebro slott var under ombyggnad. Byggnaden användes främst som visthusbod. (Den flyttades från sin ursprungliga plats i början av 1900-talet.) Laverad teckning av Olof Sörling, från 1875. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Örebro Province (landskap): Närke Municipality (kommun): Örebro County (län): Örebro Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2014 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000532267 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Main Street, Longford on a market day
Description: Starting this week with a Lawrence image of Main Street, Longford on a busy market day! I love shots like this with a wealth of detail, lots of people, animals, carts and produce on display. It will be difficult to date this from the evidence on view but we can enjoy all the atmosphere that Mr. French has so beautifully captured. The general concensus on date is that this image was captured after 1901. The rationale being that, while we can see the shop of J&M Farrell (brothers) in this image and the 1911 census return, at the time of the 1901 census, John and Michael Farrell were "serving their time" separately in other retail businesses on the same street. Hence this image surely dates after 1901 - as, at that time, they hadn't yet set up shop together..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Almost certainly after c.1901 (businesses visible). Possibly c.1901-1910s NLI Ref: L_CAB_08257 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Camlin Falls, Longford, Co. Longford
Description: These unusual water falls in County Longford are today's offering from the Lawrence Collection. Obviously part of a river management system and I imagine an adventure for kayakers if it still exists. I love the wee spout of water coming from the wall on the right, I can just imagine the boy on the dike putting his finger into just such a hole :-) derangedlemur, B-59and Niall McAuley have helped us map this to a spot on the River Camlin. Interestingly, the NIAH entry the guys point us to suggest this was part of a corn mill, while the historic OSI map puts it alongside a saw mill. Whatever the case, while the mills are long gone, the weir itself clearly remains.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Closer to mid/end of range than to start (boy's clothes) NLI Ref: L_CAB_08258 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Welcome home (to Levuka House, Courtown, Wexford)
Description: The catalogue description of this Eason shot is "Mansion near Gorey, Co. Wexford" and there is a fine house with additional buildings to the rere. For Morning Mary the delightful aspect of it is the two young girls waiting at the front door area to welcome their loved ones home! B-59 was first to identify the front door as that of Levuka House, Courtown, County Wexford. Designed in the 19th century by Thomas Newenham Deane (also designer of our home at Library Towers) and built for the Scott family, it was later associated with the Stopford 'dynasty'. Known by several names over the years (Invermore House, Oulart Hotel, Sands Hotel and Stopford House Hotel), it was apparently demolished relatively recently - making another sad addition to our "No Longer Standing" album.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between ca. 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3736 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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MS Titania in Matadi (1945)
Description: Het Noorse vrachtschip "Titania" op weg naar Matadi, in Belgisch-Congo. Dit schip van de Wilh. Wilhelmsen Line voer in 1944/45 onder meer tussen Congo en de VS. The Norwegian cargo "Titania" near Matadi in the Belgian-Congo (1945). The "Titania" belonged to the Wilh. Wilhelmsen Line and sailed between the Congo and the USA in 1944/45. Photographer unknown (Henri Guillaume ?) Collection Henri Guillaume Liberas/Liberaal Archief Kramersplein 23 9000 Gent www.liberas.eu
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Campsie, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Description: The street is so clear all the locals must have been away at the All-Ireland? Campsie seems a strange name for a street but it appears that, then at least, this street in Omagh was known as Campsie. Interestingly the street is empty apart from pedestrians, a barrel and a couple of handcarts. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3573 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Boys in uniform
Description: "Group of boys and young men in uniform commissioned by Mr. R. Grubb" is the title of this shot, and we have nine boys with uniform accouterments in shot. it reminds me of a ditty my mother would trot out sometimes along the lines: "We are the Boys Brigade, Dressed up in marmalade, threehapenny tuppeny pill box and a couple of yards of braid!" Is this a Boys Brigade group? Based on the typically insightful inputs on this image, it is confirmed that this is a group from the Church Lad's Brigade, an Anglican youth organisation. In this case almost certainly the Christ Church 'company' in Dublin, pictured outside the namesake cathedral.... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Almost certainly c.1901-1920ish NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3538 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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King's Burial Mound, Åsby, Södermanland, Sweden
Description: Ancient burial mound, called Åsby King's Mound, at Åsby near Eskilstuna. Watercolour by Olof Hermelin, from 1865. Forntida gravhög kallad Åsby Kungshög, vid Åsby nära Eskilstuna. Akvarell av Olof Hermelin, från 1865. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Eskilstuna (Fors) Province (landskap): Södermanland Municipality (kommun): Eskilstuna County (län): Södermanland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2016 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000540381 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Ridgways group when young - and old!
Description: Each morning I have a choice as to which photo to upload and these vary from the sublime to the tragic. Yesterdays shot reminding us of the misery that arose from evictions and other tragedies proved much more educational than we had expected. Today's shot is one that would warm the cockles of your heart. "Ridgways group when young" is the title but there are a couple of adults in there with a Granny looking like a key player in the group! I will enjoy finding out about the Ridgways, have a nice weekend! Based on the description ("Ridgways group when young"), and the census return for the Ridgway family from 1901, the general consensus is that image predates the lower catalogue date range bound. While it could have been a later copy, the suggestion is that this image was probably originally taken c.1890. Perhaps "out the back" of the family home on Newtown Road in Waterford. If correct, according to [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] pictured here are Mary Atkinson (granny/mother-in-law), mother Kathleen, father Richard G. Ridgway, and children (oldest first): Henry, Helena, Mary, George, Joseph, Thomas, Leopold, Gerald and Richenda..... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Perhaps before 1901 (copy?) NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0152b You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Ignore the camera, pretend to be working!
Description: A rare indoor shot from Dr. Clarke for this one, with two National Library Staff (please note that there are no women) concentrating on their work! I'm not too sure what we can find out about it, but It does show how little has changed in the Reading Room in the interim. To all those who extended kind wishes for my recent surgery I would like to say they were much appreciated! I now have a new knee to keep me occupied and am making progress day by day. Thank you all! As [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] point out, it is longstanding lore in Library Towers that this image captures Seán T. O'Kelly. One-time Library Towers employee (1898-1902), and later President of Ireland (1945-1959). While this story/theory has not been corroberated by today's inputs, it equally hasn't been discounted. Photographers: J. J. Clarke Collection: Clarke Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1897-1904? NLI Ref: CLAR71 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Miss Grubbs wedding group
Description: I always love a good wedding photo and this is one of the best you will find. The date range of 1901 to 1954 should be narrowed very quickly and I do hold out the hope of you getting the exact day correct. I also expect the names of some of the participants to be discovered. The bride has a big job on her hands, it will be difficult to fling that beautifully arranged bouquet over her shoulder! John Spooner, sharon.corbet and Niall McAuley found the critical location, date and subject "evidence" on this one. In short, while this could be Eva Lucy Grubb, on the occassion of her marriage to Gilbert Southall on 12 April 1900, the general consensus is that it is more likely to be a photo of the marriage of her sister Hilda Grubb in 1907. John Spooner provides details of Hilda's marriage to William Hill on 29 July 1907, paraphrasing a report from the Waterford Standard that the:  marriage between William Hill of Belmont Lodge, Waterford and Miss Hilda M Grubb, eldest daughter of Mr J H Grubb of Bruce Villa, Clonmel. The marriage was celebrated at 9 a.m. the previous Monday [29th July] at the Friends' Meeting House, Clonmel. After the wedding breakfast and reception Mr and Mrs William Hill left for Dublin and the Island of Achill, where they intended to spend some weeks. sharon.corbet also provided confirmation that this picture was taken at the Grubb's homestead at Bruce Villa in Clonmel..... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Almost certainly either 1900 or 1907 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 1101 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Edenvale, Ennis, Co. Clare
Description: Here we are in County Clare. August is always a good time to go to Clare. In fact, any month is a good time to go to County Clare! Eden Vale, a very fancy house. I presume it was either destroyed in the early 1920s or it is now a school or a religious house of some sort. But I may be wrong.... And proved wrong I was. Kind of. After the Stacpoole family vacated their "country seat", this house was not demolished, not converted to a school, nor a convent - but a "tuberculosis sanatorium". Until the mid-20th century at least. It is now (as in, right now) available for purchase. Again. This time to someone with €3.5 million to spend at any rate.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possible c.1890s NLI Ref: L_CAB_06273 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 the long arms of the law!
Description: In this lovely if damaged glass plate, from the Clarke Collection, a member of the Dublin Metropolitan Police appears to have at least one prisoner on their way to the station. In the background some onlookers are watching the action! While there is perhaps a perfectly innocent explanation for what (we think) is captured here, the "snatched" nature of the shot suggests that Clarke was quickly trying to capture something fleeting. And hence that there is something more to this than just three people walking nonchalantly down Eden Quay. Whether with prisoner(s) in tow or not, our resident law-enforcement expert tells is that this peeler (collar number C22) was likely attached to Store Steet station. And likely on his way back there.... Photographers: J. J. Clarke Collection: Clarke Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1897-1904? Possibly after 1902 (helmet badge) NLI Ref: CLAR73 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lawn, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Description: A lawn with a DesRes in Castlebar would always be a most attractive proposition and this fine house is no exception! I seem to remember a previous shot from Castlebar with an open area/square in the town with that name? Sharon.corbet and B-59 were quick to confirm that this house is now part of St. Joseph's Secondary School. Prior to that, according to dearbhaile2 and guliolopez, it was associated with the Lords Lucan (yes, those Lords Lucan). And finally, while we had almost diluted our tea with tears of lament for the loss of the OSI historic maps website, Niall McAuley has offered a replacement - which has helped us map this image accurately. Thanks all! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_07317 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lord of the rocks and the crevices
Description: The entrance to Lord Bantry's estate in Glengarriff looks trim and proper while just outside the wild rocky country of West Cork looms large like an impending disaster! This beautiful image from the Lawrence collection captures the primitive beauty of the area together with the contradiction that it is also a wonderful if rugged place to live! We're glad to relay, thanks to sharon.corbet and BeachcomberAustralia that the gate lodge still stands. And marks the entrance to the beautiful Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_04798 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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General View, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Description: This general view of Mullingar is one where it may prove difficult to identify places or indeed the location. As we try to oblige our viewers where possible this is in response to a request by "Jack the Stroller" so here goes! Despite our feeling that this might difficult and "changed utterly", the StreetView found by BeachcomberAustralia and corroberated by sharon.corbet is somewhat recognisable. At least for the spires and larger buildings in the distance. Which match up accurately. The view from the bridge over the Royal Canal remains similar (if you overlook all the cars, car showrooms and car garages that is) :) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after c.1880 (gas lighting) NLI Ref: L_CAB_01587 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Sidecar in Glencar
Description: This beautiful scene from County Sligo is today's offering. Not as musical as yesterday's, as political as the day before nor as tragic as Tynan Abbey. Benbulbin must be one of the most photogenic mountains from almost any angle? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_05039 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lurganboy, Co. Leitrim
Description: We needed a change from the tragedy of yesterday and where better than Ireland's least appreciated and really beautiful county of Leitrim? Lurganboy looks a bit damp but you have men at work and naturally you have men watching the men at work but what is it that the man in the bowler is holding? While the discussion on today's image was almost quieter than the scene itself, we do have confirmation (from Fred Dean Snr) of the location. Including an unequivocal "then and now" comparison via Google StreetView.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1920 NLI Ref: Eas 2643 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Tynan Abbey, Co. Armagh
Description: This fine looking building in County Armagh will start our week. It would not look out of place in any of our near British or European neighbours. Does it still stand or has it fallen victim to time and 'progress'? Regrettably, based on today's inputs (including from Fred Dean Snr who points us to the building's Wikipedia entry) we have added this image to our "no longer standing" album. Long associated with the Stronge family, the building was the site of terrible events during the Troubles - in which the then elderly 8th Baronet and his son were killed. The building we see here was burned down in the same event, and demolished the following decade. Only the arch of the frontdoor remains..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_03047 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 gun
Description: One with very few clues today to end the week and what looks like an early Stereo Pairs shot. A man on his own standing on a stone jetty with a heavy cannon gun beside him. In the background is a conical bare hill/mountain. What I would really like to know today is what was the gun called? Based in no small part on inputs (and a corroberating photo) from mcginley2012 it is confirmed that this cannon is on the lake shore of Ballynahinch Lake in County Galway. Apparently "found" in the lake it was perhaps placed here as part of the demesne for Ballynahinch Castle (now a hotel)..... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1406 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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William Robert Caldbeck RIP
Description: Nothing as exciting or as lively as Dad and Sean Lemass in this shot from Mr. Poole. A gravestone of William Robert Caldbeck who died in early middle age in a well kept grave somewhere. Who was William and where was he buried? With thanks to sharon.corbet, mcginley2012, and Niall McAuley we have answers to the key questions here. On the "where", it is confirmed that William Robert Caldbeck's gravestone is in Guilcagh Cemetery, about 2 miles south of Portlaw. On the "who", William himself was postmaster and shopkeeper in Portlaw, County Waterford, and was clearly much loved by his friends in the area - as they erected a fountain in his memory and which still stands in the town. On the "when", as the grave and gravestone look especially fresh, it seems likely that this dates from quite early in the proposed catalogue range.... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Likely early in range. NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0579 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Boxes, shovels and corner boys!
Description: This is a cracker of a shot from the Stereo Pairs Collection with terrific detail and all kinds of jewels in the form of merchandise outside the doors of the shops. Where is English Street and where did Peter Fitzsimons have his shop? I look forward to the information emerging on this during the course of the day! With thanks in particular to Ger Cos (with corroberation from [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia]), this is "location identified". As the corner of Church Street and English Street in Downpatrick, County Down.... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_2219 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Bringing light into darkness
Description: Standing proud and distinctive on Wicklow Head the lighthouse was an essential beacon for the many ships sailing along the Irish Sea. Our great hope is that we can get a little more information on it than we did on the Emmetts Cricket Club from Skerries? With thanks in particular to sharon.corbet, Niall McAuley and BeachcomberAustralia we learned that there are actually a number of lighthouses on Wicklow Head. This quick flyover video shows their relative positions. One of the earliest examples, the "Rear Lighthouse" is "behind" the photographer here, further inland, and was built in 1781 and is now a holiday rental operated the the Irish Landmark Trust. The most recent, somewhat over the "hump" we see here and closer to the water, was built in the 19th century and is still active and operated by the Commissioners of Irish Lights. The one pictured here, effectively between the other two, dates from the 18th century, but is apparently seen here after some 19th century developments. The "outbuildings" are no longer standing - though the tower itself remains.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_09039 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Australian troops training at Palm Island, 1914, F. S. Burnell, PXA 2165
Description: Australian troops, machine gun section training at Palm Island, 1914, Frederick Spencer Burnell, from unpublished album of photographs used in the book 'How Australia Took German New Guinea', State Library of New South Wales, PXA 2165, archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110581586
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Sail and steam in harbour
Description: Returning to matters maritime once more we have a very busy harbour scene with steam and sailing ships berthed beside quays somewhere. In the background can be seen many stacks denoting industry and in the foreground is a quay with imported timber. Wherever it was business appears to have been booming at that time but where was it? With thanks to [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] it seems almost certain that this was taken in Drogheda, County Louth..... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_2096 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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On the beach
Description: A scene from a beach, apparently in Achill, where the locals are gathered with tins, buckets, boats and nets. What is really unusual and demands some explanation is the man inspecting the nets while holding a gun? (Incidentally this is the first time I can recall uploading an "Imperial" sized image to this stream. I shall have to study it carefully to see the difference such a significant size will make.) We are on Dooagh Beach, thanks Niall McAuley I think we can understand that the peopel we see had a hard existence, it is nice to see some of them playfully pose for the camera. BeachcomberAustralia provides a piece from the magnificent Trove website curated by our friends from The National Library of Australia where we see Michael Davitt pleading for the building of Piers and Harbours for the fishermen in the area, Davitt argues that at little expense the construction would save uncounted lives and increase fishing productivity. There is evidence of a small pier in the streetview, I wonder how long after this photo it was built? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_IMP_1289 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 street where you live...
Description: Starting the week with a Stereo Pairs image of a terrace of houses on a broad street many of them decorated with elaborate wrought (cast) iron balconies. I wonder where it is and if it appears on Streetview today! I expected this photograph to pose more of a challenge to our intrepid investigators, but within minutes of posting the location had been identified as Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_2347 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Out standing in his own field?
Description: We don't often get the chance to admire the Stereo Pairs Collection so it is great to be able to do so! This noble statue of a man on a plinth complete with a globe in a very fine setting should provoke some interest? Who was it? Where was it and does it still stand? Compliments of sharon.corbet we learn that this is William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse KP PRS HFRSE (17 June 1800 – 31 October 1867) was an Anglo-Irish astronomer who had several telescopes built. His 72-inch telescope, built in 1845 and colloquially known as the "Leviathan of Parsonstown", was the world's largest telescope, in terms of aperture size, until the early 20th century. From 1807 until 1841, he was styled as Lord Oxmantown and from 1841 as Baron Oxmantown. Niall McAuley provides details of the Sculptor John Henry Foley, we have come across his work many times before, please see the comments below. Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. After 1870 NLI Ref: STP_2276 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 Royal Opera House, Stockholm, Uppland, Sweden
Description: The Royal Opera House with the Opera Terrace, at Kungsträdgården park (King's Garden) in Stockholm city. The Opera house was built in 1892-1898. Lithograph after drawing from 1893 by Robert Haglund. Kungliga Operan med Operaterrassen, vid Kungsträdgården i Stockholm. Operahuset byggdes 1892-1898. Litografi efter teckning från 1893 av Robert Haglund. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Stockholm Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Stockholm County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000544379 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Reconstruction of St. Olof Church Ruin, Sigtuna, Uppland, Sweden
Description: Reconstruction of Saint Olof medieval church in Sigtuna, viewed from south-east. Watercolour probably by Olof Sörling, from the later half of the 19th century. Rekonstruktion av Sankt Olofs medeltida kyrkoruin i Sigtuna, sedd från sydöst. Akvarell troligen av Olof Sörling, från 1800-talets senare hälft. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Sigtuna Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Sigtuna County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000543967 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Fire of the Makalös (Matchless) Palace, Stockholm, Uppland, Sweden
Description: The "Makalös" ("Peerless") Palace, built in 1635-1643 for the noble family De la Gardie, in Kungsträdgården (King's Garden) park in central Stockholm. The palace was in the 18th century used as arsenal, and from the 1790s as location for the Royal Dramatic Theatre. It was destroyed by a fire in 1825, during a theatre performance. To the left in the image is Jakob's church. Chalcography by Georg Christoph Kilian, probably from the first half of the 18th century. Paltset "Makalös", byggt 1635-1643 för adelsfamiljen De la Gardie, i Kungsträdgården i Stockholm. Palatset användes under 1700-talet som arsenal och från 1790-talet som lokal för Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern. Det förstördes i en brand 1825, under en teaterföreställning. Till vänster i bilden är Jakobs kyrka. Kopparstick av Georg Christoph Kilian, troligen från 1700-talets första hälft. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Stockholm Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Stockholm County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000544399 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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The Makalös (Peerless) Palace, Stockholm, Uppland, Sweden
Description: The "Makalös" ("Peerless") Palace, built in 1635-1643 for the noble family De la Gardie, in Kungsträdgården (King's Garden) park in central Stockholm. The palace was in the 18th century used as arsenal, and from the 1790s as location for the Royal Dramatic Theatre. It was destroyed by a fire in 1825, during a theatre performance. Chalcography by Georg Christoph Kilian, probably from the first half of the 18th century. Paltset "Makalös", byggt 1635-1643 för adelsfamiljen De la Gardie, i Kungsträdgården i Stockholm. Palatset användes under 1700-talet som arsenal och från 1790-talet som lokal för Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern. Det förstördes i en brand 1825, under en teaterföreställning. Kopparstick av Georg Christoph Kilian, troligen från 1700-talets första hälft. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Stockholm Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Stockholm County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000544422 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Main Street (Society Street), Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Description: An Eason image of Main Street, Ballinasloe in Co. Galway on a quiet day. Lots of pedestrians about but no traffic so one would suspect that it was a Sunday? Is that a great big hole on the right foreground or a bit of trimming? Thanks for all the comments and Information, it seems that this photo was taken sometime after 1915 but before 1925. Interesting that this photo was selected in Flickr Explore today, see the Explore tab on the top line. This is the 111th time one of our photos has been selected - if you want to see more click on our Explore Album. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Likely c.1915-1925 NLI Ref: EAS_2155 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
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Imagined medieval interior, Hablingbo Church, Gotland, Sweden
Description: Imagined medieval interior in Hablingbo medieval church on the island of Gotland. Watercolour by A.T. Gellerstedt, probably from the 1860s. Föreställd medeltida interiör i Hablingbo medeltida kyrka på Gotland. Akvarell av A.T. Gellerstedt, troligen från 1860-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Hablingbo Province (landskap): Gotland Municipality (kommun): Gotland County (län): Gotland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2013 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000526346 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Ancient monuments, Skatelöv, Småland, Sweden
Description: Different ancient monuments, mostly graves, in an ancient area at the west side of Skatelöv fjord. Ink drawing probably by Peter Rudebeck, from the 1680s. Olika fornlämingar, mest gravar, i ett omfattande fornlämningsområde vid Skatelövsfjordens västra sida. Tuschteckning troligen av Peter Rudebeck, från 1680-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Skatelöv Province (landskap): Småland Municipality (kommun): Alvesta County (län): Kronoberg Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2015 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000537485 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Bengt Ekehjelm Street, Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden
Description: Street view of Bengt Ekehjelm street in the southern part of Stockholm city. Watercolour by Otto August Mankell, from 1874. Gatuvy från Bengt Ekehjelmsgatan på Södermalm. Akvarell av Otto August Mankell, från 1874. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Stockholm Province (landskap): Södermanland Municipality (kommun): Stockholm County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000547144 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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Brahehus Castle Ruin, Gränna, Småland, Sweden
Description: Brahehus castle ruin high above lake Vättern. The castle was built for Count Per Brahe the younger in the middle of the 1600s. Pencil drawing by Carl Svante Hallbeck, from the 1870s. Brahehus slottsruin högt över Vättern. Slottet byggdes för greve Per Brahe den yngre i mitten av 1600-talet. Blyertsteckning av Carl Svante Hallbeck, från 1870-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Gränna Province (landskap): Småland Municipality (kommun): Jönköping County (län): Jönköping Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2015 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000535040 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Pig feeding on a farm at Mt. Tamborine
Description: Creator: Unidentified. Location: Mt. Tamborine, Queensland. Description: A man and boy watch as another boy tips feed into a trough for a group of hungry pigs. Possibly Mr. Woolcott and his sons Raymond and Carol. View the original image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/60204 Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/research-collections You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.
Owner: State Library of Queensland, Australia
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The
Description: The "tomte" in Glimmingehus medieval castle in south-eastern Scania. The tomte is waiting for his meal at the stone table in the castle hall... Watercolour by unknown artist, possibly by A.T. Gellerstedt, from the later part of the 19th century. Tomten i den medeltida borgen Glimmingehus på Österlen i Skåne. Tomten väntar på sin måltid vid stenbordet i borgstugan... Akvarell av okänd konstnär, möjligen av A.T. Gellerstedt, från senare delen av 1800-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Vallby Province (landskap): Skåne Municipality (kommun): Simrishamn County (län): Skåne Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2008 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000085045 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Archaeological Iron Age grave finds, Tumbo, Södermanland, Sweden
Description: Archaeological finds from burial mounds in an Iron Age grave field at Tumbo ås (Tumbo ridge). Watercoloured drawings by Richard Dybeck, for the publication "Svenska Fornsaker", leaflet 1, 1853. Arkeologiska fynd från gravhögar på ett järnåldersgravfält vid Tumboåsen. Akvarellerade teckningar av Richard Dybeck, för publikationen "Svenska Fornsaker", häfte 1, 1853. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Tumbo Province (landskap): Södermanland Municipality (kommun): Eskilstuna County (län): Södermanland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2016 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000542454 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Rune stone, Lagga, Uppland, Sweden
Description: Runestone (U 484) in Lagga, directly south of Kasby farm. The inscription says: "Öring had the stone raised in memory of Vidfare, his father". Wash drawing, probably from the 18th century. Runsten (U 484) i Lagga, strax söder om Kasby gård. Ristningen säger: "Öring lät resa stenen efter Vidfare, sin fader." Laverad teckning, troligen från 1700-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Lagga Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Knivsta County (län): Uppsala Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2017 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000543557 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Ancient grave field, Stenehed, Svarteborg, Bohuslän, Sweden
Description: Grave field with standing stones, burial mounds, stone circles and other monuments at Stenehed, Svarteborg, near Hällevadsholm. Wash drawing from the beginning of the 19th century. Gravfält med resta stenar, gravhögar, stenkretsar och andra lämningar vid Stenehed, Svarteborg, nära Hällevadsholm. Laverad teckning från 1800-talets början. Collection: The Liljegren Collection, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Svarteborg Province (landskap): Bohuslän Municipality (kommun): Munkedal County (län): Västra Götaland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2013 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000513684 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Description: "Öja bricka" (Öja tray), a place for gatherings and games, with a flat rock with three heavy stones used for feats of strength for local young unmarried men, to be accepted to "Öja bussar", a team of 16 young men. Lithograph after drawing by Richard Dybeck, from ca 1870. "Öja bricka", en samlingsplats för lekar, med en flat berghäll med tre tunga stenar som användes för styrkeprov för traktens ogifta unga män, för att bli invalda i laget "Öja bussar" med 16 unga män. Litografi efter teckning av Richard Dybeck, från cirka 1870. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Öja Province (landskap): Södermanland Municipality (kommun): Eskilstuna County (län): Södermanland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2016 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000542701 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
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Nyköping Castle, Nyköping, Södermanland, Sweden
Description: Nyköping medieval castle by Nyköping stream. Pencil drawing by Carl Svante Hallbeck, from the later part of the 19th century. Medeltida Nyköpingshus vid Nyköpingsån. Blyertsteckning av Carl Svante Hallbeck, från senare delen av 1800-talet. Collection: The Collection of drawings, watercolours and prints, Archives of the Swedish National Heritage Board Parish (socken): Nyköping Province (landskap): Södermanland Municipality (kommun): Nyköping County (län): Södermanland Photograph by: Lars Kennerstedt Date: 2016 Persistent URL: kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000540847 Read more about the photo database (in english): kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html
Owner: Swedish National Heritage Board
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