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Description: Țara moartă / Dead nation film page on Locarno 70 film festival catalog
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Blackwater River, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford
Description: A fine stretch of river at Cappoquin with sidecar, driver and observer. I think that the beauty of the Blackwater is oftentimes overlooked. Perhaps as it is not as storied as rivers such as the Lee, the Liffey and the Shannon. But its tree lined banks and deep pools make it a place of peace and great beauty! There's general agreement that the image was taken around here, and that the house in the background is Dromona House... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_01004 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 Walter Raleigh, cottage at Youghal
Description: From the academic Sir John P. Mahaffy to his more famous knightly colleague Sir Walter Raleigh and a cottage in County Cork! My definition of a cottage and Raleigh's definition would be many miles (or rooms and windows) apart it seems. I thought that the only remaining reminder of Raleigh was Tournafulla in Limerick where his troops decimated the population after the Desmond rebellion...? Based on today's insights, it seems possible that this image was taken while the house (known as Myrtle Grove) was owned by the Blake family; some members of whom could perhaps be captured in the windows..... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3634 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: I just love putting up these images from the Stereo Pairs Collection! There is something other worldly about them, a really distinctive view into the past and in stereo to boot! This image with its long and convoluted catalogue description has really caught my fancy with the mix of aspects, the bridge, the stone walls, the ruins, the apparently 'in use' church buildings and the more modern structures in the background. Who will be first to identify them and give us a location - The Lemur, Sharon, Niall, That guy from the land down under? Lets go.... And indeed it was Niall (quickly corroborated by Stuart) who gave us the location - as the church and abbey at Cong, County Meath. Confirming that very little around here remains unknown for too long... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_1928 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Camp, Birr, Co. Offaly
Description: And faithfully following French's journey in the Faithful County we have a military camp with serried lines of "bell tents" inside/outside a military base. This was either when the army were on a war footing or when manoeuvres were underway. Is it at the extreme end of the Lawrence range or earlier, perhaps during the Boer War? Various contributors (including swordscookie and beachcomberaustralia) confirm that this is Crinkill Barracks in Birr. Niall McAuley suggests that it may have been captured from "upon high" nearby. Flickr user Stephen Callaghan captured some similar photos of the barracks very recently, and has since confirmed that this was the main gate, and likely captured from atop the barrack block. Stephen tells us that the camp-area was known as the "Fourteen Acres", and "was used for parades, training and sports".... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly before c.1908 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09952 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 Ponte Vecchio, Birr, Co. Offaly
Description: Today we are staying in the Faithful County with a fine photo of the Old Bridge at Birr. I have been to Birr a few times, and I do not remember seeing a bridge like this - I wonder if it is still there? Sharon.corbet tells us that the bridge (dating to the 17th century) is still there - though the houses on the bridge were removed as recently as the late 20th century. There seems to be a green amenity area there now - and one would possibly be forgiven for not realising it's on a bridge.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly after 1901. NLI Ref: L_ROY_09953 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Kinnetty Village, Birr, Co. Offaly
Description: The Lawrence Collection and the work of Mr. French really is a joy to behold! Each day seems to offer a view of a new place, a new element of an Ireland long gone and a charming insight into a country before the advent of modernisation, social upheaval and war. This beautiful, charming Royal Plate image of Kinnetty (?) looks as though "peace comes dropping slow" there each day and rests until midnight. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly c.1890-1900. NLI Ref: L_ROY_09962 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Main St. Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford
Description: 'A soft day thank God', with the wet roads giving proof of a recent rainfall. Edgeworthstown is a charming wee town with a good sized main street set in an emerald green countryside. The growth of traffic rendered it a bottleneck, but thankfully now it has been by-passed! Perhaps it has even changed its name? The consensus (half jokingly, half seriously) is that this image dates from a typical Irish summer, and could possibly be as much as a decade later than the suggested catalogue range (putting it perhaps in the 1910s or later). If so there's a suggestion that the young lady in the doorway of Monahan's shop could be the Margaret listed in the 1911 census)..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Possibly later. NLI Ref: L_ROY_09977 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Laurence's Gate, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Description: Laurence by Lawrence? Not quite (as Mr. French was the photographer), but this is a view that we can still replicate. Apart from the intrusion of the ubiquitous car that is. Drogheda is a town with a long and varied history, and it is only right that we should feature the remaining gate tower on its eastern side! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865 - 1914 (probably later in range given businesses visible) NLI Ref: L_ROY_09995 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 Dead Nation
Description: The Dead Nation, #costicaacsinte film by Radu Jude at Locarno Film Festival colectiacosticaacsinte.eu/misc/the-dead-nation/
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Bridge St. Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Description: A fine royal plate from the ubiquitous Mr. French to end the week, and a visit to the Wesht, to Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo (God help us). A nice view down a long, straight street apparently leading to a bridge, with a few people about to add interest. But is there a dog? Or two? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Possibly slight after c.1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09999 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Courtown Harbour, Co. Wexford
Description: Staying down in 'yellowbelly country' once again, but this time the tourist attraction that is Courtown rather than the thriving port of Wexford. This is a beautiful image with great clarity showing the natural and man made attractions of Courtown. The beautiful beach backed by the golden sand dunes, the lovely harbour and the sun shining down. What more could you ask? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09929 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 somehow familiar (yet so far unidentified) castle on the shore of the sea or an estuary is todays fare. I know I've seen it before, and have an idea where it might be, but I would be guessing. Whereas it is reasonable to expect that the experts out there can give a definitive location! Who will be first? The answer to the second question (who will be first) is derangedlemur. The answer to the first question (where is this) is Blackrock Castle in Cork Harbour. The original 16th century fort on this site was redeveloped as a castle in the 17th century, but was damaged by fire and rebuilt in the 18th century. The castle was nearly entirely destroyed (again by fire) and substantially redeveloped in the early 19th century. It was repurposed as an astronomical observatory and museum in more recent years. (The larger towers close to the water are part of the original foundation/structure).... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0297 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Main Street North, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry
Description: Where better to go on a Friday than the Kingdom of Kerry, Cahirciveen to be precise. We are right on the Wild Atlantic Way and I bet all of the people we see in this photo would be fascinated by the whole concept of it! As today's commentators have noted, the same view today is almost identical - except for the cars of course - with most the buildings surviving. The StreetView car didn't pass on a market day however - as French may have done at the turn of the century (as hinted by the bustle in the town).... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Though likely c.1902-1910 (owing to church and library) NLI Ref: L_CAB_08433 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Trinity College, Botany Bay, Dublin City
Description: I have never heard of "Botany Bay" in the context of Trinity College. Of course the real Botany Bay holds an important position in Irish history - more for transportation of convicts rather than anything to do with its botanic beauty. I wonder how and when this square obtained its name? .... "Asked and answered" as they say. Beachcomberaustralia sourced an amazing "letter to the editor" entry from an 1875 edition of the Australian Town and Country Journal. Which offers an entertaining answer to the question. The story goes that this area of the college was prone to flooding (and worse). And students would throw undesirable visitors into the quagmire. As a type of punishment - which "some wag" likened to transporting undesirables to Botany Bay in what were then the penal colonies.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely before c.1899 NLI Ref: L_ROY_02508 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Bryansford House, Newcastle, Co. Down
Description: For a dull and wet Thursday morning in Dublin we head up to the "Wee North" today to gather some sunshine in Newcastle! Bryansford House looks like a significant pile with a certain symmetry to its frontage suggesting - almost- a semi-detached building? We learned that this house was the main estate house at Tollymore Park demense - now an NI state forest park of the same name. Originally built for James Hamilton, Earl Clanbrassil in the 1730s, it was the family seat for several generations of the Earls of Roden, who developed the estate lands. The house itself fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1952. The estate, its forest, follies, barns and bridges (some of which we have visited before) thankfully survive.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after c.1880 NLI Ref: L_CAB_02393 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Renmore Barracks, Galway City - once home to the Connaught Rangers.
Description: The home station of the Connaught Rangers Regiment of the British Army is today's image from the Lawrence Collection. Once a proud and distinguished regiment with many battle honours, it became famous in the Irish context when members of the regiment mutinied in response to the 1916 uprising and the subsequent execution of the leaders. While the StreetView driver wasn't brave enough to approach the guard gate, the view from the road outside still matches-up. The NIAH entries provided by Niall McAuley (on the magazine and church) suggest c.1880 as the lower-bound for the image date range. And maybe even an upper-bound not long after (as everything does look spanking new).... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely after c.1880 NLI Ref: L_ROY_00778 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Slums, Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: You would have to class this as an atypical Lawrence shot, we see very little interest in the camera or the photographer. I notice that the photo is labeled Brown Street, a street which is not immediately familiar to me. I suspect that we will find that not many of the buildings we see have survived over the last 100 years, or have they? As per the 2014 Streetview, and the incredible insights from today's contributors, only the leftmost building seems to remain. According to the NIAH entry it was once a 'Female Penitent Asylum'. While 'slum' seems a tad harsh to modern ears, this part of Dublin mixed industrial with residential - in a way that zoning laws might preclude today. For example, within 2 streets of this image were multiple tanneries, a piggery, glue works, maltings, and a fertilizer works. And, per the comments below, a 'house of ill-fame' :) .... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. NLI Ref: L_ROY_07881 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lady's Island, Co. Wexford
Description: Believe it or not this photo was selected because it was felt that it would sit well in our "Focus on our Photographers" album. I will leave it up to you to discover the reason for its inclusion. As a bonus we have a lovely photo of Lady's Island. As quickly spotted by beachcomberaustralia, Niall McAuley and others, this image of the village and church of Lady's Island (at least partially through the gate arch of Lady's Island Castle) includes pieces of photographic kit in the right foreground. If the spare lens didn't give it away, as Niall points-out, we've seen this box a few times before. On this occasion it has followed French to the site of a(nother) holy well on Lady's Island Lake... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: 1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_CAB_06447 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lucan steam train
Description: This photograph reminds me of a painting by Jack B. Yeats titled "In the Tram" I have also seen it described as "In the Lucan Tram" and "The Merry Wives of Lucan" The painting is owned by our near neighbours the National Gallery of Ireland. Here is a link to their catalogue: ‘The tram was full and she had to sit on the little stool at the end of the car, facing all the people, with her toes barely touching the floor.’ Clay, p.115* Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Between ca. 1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_CAB_04955 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Viscount FitzGibbon who fell at the
Description: We may have visited this scene before if not this photograph. A fine glass plate from the Eason Collection of Viscount Fitzgibbon which stood opposite Shannon Rowing Club on Sarsfields Bridge over the river Shannon! I am curious to know what that stack/chimney is to the left rere of the statue?... Though we've seen this statue before (from other angles), this vantage gives us a better view of the plaque. It reads: "To commemorate the bravery of / Viscount Fitzgibbon / 8th Royal Irish Hussars / & of his gallant companions in arms / natives of the county & city of limerick / who glouriously fell in the Crimean War". As per the various contributions, Fitzgibbon was reported 'missing presumed dead' during the Charge of the Light Brigade, seemingly inspiring Rudyard Kipling’s short story ‘The Man Who Was’. The statue was blown-up by the IRA in 1930, and a monument to the events of 1916 later placed on the plinth. The cannon are still apparently outside the Harbour Master's office... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Though before June 1930. NLI Ref: EAS_2785 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: Another stereo pair image in single format for better viewing! This fine building defended by two unworkable cannon on high plinths looks very impressive and imposing whereever it may be. A nice way to end the week! Rory Sherlock quickly identified this as Tralee Courthouse, and we learned that the cannon were dedicated to local men who took part in decidedly non-local battles. There's a firm suggestion that this image dates to after 1871, when the commemorative plaques were changed..... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. Possibly c.1871-1880s NLI Ref: STP_1846 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Openluchtschool van Diesterweg's Hulpkas, 1908 | Open-air school from Diesterweg's Hulpkas, 1908
Description: Kinderen poseren met hun begeleiders, Kalmthout, 1908. "Diesterweg’s Hulpkas voor Behoeftige Schoolkinderen" (Antwerpen) richtte in 1904 een van de eerste openluchtscholen ter wereld op, de “Diesterweg's Bestendige Schoolkolonie” te Kalmthout. Zwakkere kinderen uit de Antwerpse stadsscholen konden er gedurende een aantal maanden van een kuur genieten. De leerplicht werd in 1914 in België ingevoerd. Children pose with their teachers, Kalmthout, 1908. "Diesterweg’s Hulpkas voor Behoeftige Schoolkinderen", a childcare organisation founded by teachers of the Antwerp city schools to assist pupils of poor families, also started with one of the first open air schools in history at Kalmthout. Children with poor health were allowed to spend several months in the open air school. Compulsory education was implemented in Belgium in 1914. Photo by Antonius Van Horenbeeck, 1908. Collection Kartons. Liberas/Liberaal Archief Kramersplein 23 9000 Gent www.liberas.eu
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Openluchtschool van Diesterweg's Hulpkas, 1906 | Open-air school from Diesterweg's Hulpkas, 1906
Description: Kinderen poseren met hun begeleiders, 1906. "Diesterweg’s Hulpkas voor Behoeftige Schoolkinderen" (Antwerpen) richtte in 1904 een van de eerste openluchtscholen ter wereld op, de “Diesterweg's Bestendige Schoolkolonie” te Kalmthout. Zwakkere kinderen uit de Antwerpse stadsscholen konden er gedurende een aantal maanden van een kuur genieten. De leerplicht werd in 1914 in België ingevoerd. Children pose with their teachers, 1906. "Diesterweg’s Hulpkas voor Behoeftige Schoolkinderen", a childcare organisation founded by teachers of the Antwerp city schools to assist pupils of poor families, also started with one of the first open air schools in history at Kalmthout. Children with poor health were allowed to spend several months in the open air school. Compulsory education was implemented in Belgium in 1914. Collection Kartons. Liberas/Liberaal Archief Kramersplein 23 9000 Gent www.liberas.eu
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Marconi Calling
Description: Marconi Station Clifden, Connemara I received a lovely gift of a biography on Marconi at Christmas. The book by Marc Raboy is subtitled "The man who networked the world". What an interesting man he was, I was surprised to learn about his Irish roots and connections. He was as famous in his time as any of today's technology leaders. Today's inputs confirmed just how historically important this relatively remote patch of bog-land was. From the Alcock and Brown transatlantic flight of 1919, to the Marconi station which opened in 1907. The video offered by beachcomberaustralia (something of a distant Marconi rellie), and the map offered by DannyM8 give us sense of the immense scale of the buildings and telegraph pole structures in the rearground of this shot. Something which is hard to fathom given the rural nature of Bill Bartlett's contemporary image from almost the same spot..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely c.1907-1914 (based on station's inauguration date of Oct 1907). NLI Ref: L_ROY_05350 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Valence - Le Pont et le Rocher de Crussol
Description: CA 1900
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Valence - Vue panoramique sur la Basse-Ville et le Rhône
Description: CA 1906-1908
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Another day, another 'institution', Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow.
Description: A fairly typical manor house in rural Ireland is described as being "another Institution" in these archives! Given the way these things went when families were unable to pay for the upkeep of these houses and the countryside had become less welcoming the chances are that what was once a family home was snapped up by a religious order for - an Institution! But where is it and what was it used for? Sharon.corbet quickly answered the first (where?) part of our question, identifying this as Fortgranite House, County Wicklow. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] followed-up with an answer to the second (what?) part of our question. And advised that this probably wasn't an 'institution' when photographed, but the home of the Dennis family, who seem to have had an extensive military tradition in the family... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: between ca. 1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3849 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Croagh Patrick, Westport, Co. Mayo and a whole lot more.
Description: Down the Wesht today to Co.Mayo, God help us, with a distant view of Irelands Holy Mountain and a whole lot more! This lovely Royal sized glass plate has some excellent detail on the coastal location, with mixed rolling stock on a railway siding to add to the interest. We may not have a dog, but we do have a horse in this landscape - otherwise largely empty of signs of life. While today's contributors have identified several of the buildings visible between Westport Harbour and Croagh Patrick (including the bridge to Rossbeg and some of the larger houses on the landform), they all date to the early 19th century. And so are not much help in dating the image. The general consensus though is that the Midland Great Western Railway rolling-stock in the foreground probably dates to the latter-half of the date range. Perhaps more likely to be c.1900 than mid-19th century.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely latter half of this range. NLI Ref: L_ROY_00149 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 where's the Recess?
Description: This beautiful landscape of Lough Inagh in Connemara in cabinet size by Lawrence is todays image! I always wondered about the name 'Recess' and where it came from. Perhaps today we might learn more? While we didn't learn anything about the origin of 'Recess' (a town about 7km from this spot), we did learn that this spot is just as picturesque today. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] links us to a 2011 image taken from exactly the same spot :) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: _CAB_04295 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Stereo view of tennis court with a doubles match taking place, large house in the background
Description: Apologies for the delay in posting this morning! This image had me fooled, as if I needed it, as I took it to be from the "Stereo Pairs" collection. It is, as you can see, from the Clonbrock Collection and possibly taken by the uncle in the bowler hat we had on here some time ago. Is it FitzWilliam? With thanks to O Mac (corrberated by sharon.corbet, Niall McAuley and guliolopez) it is confirmed that this scene was captured at Ailesbury Road in Dublin. At the time of this image (likely within a decade or so of the turn of the 20th century), it was home to the Meldon family. Who lived at No.31 during the 1911 census. Some of the Meldon family were, as we see here, keen tennis players. And indeed Louis Albert Meldon went on contest the Davis Cup for Ireland more than once. While Ailesbury Road is still very much one of the country's most desirable addresses (the capital's "embassy row" and 2nd most expensive Monopoly square, where every square yard is worth a fortune), evidence of these tennis courts seems to remain.... Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1930. Perhaps close to middle of that range. NLI Ref: CLON1856 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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A fine set of fetlocks: Commissioned by Mr. T. Widger
Description: The full title on this is "Meet at Gracedieu(?) - commissioned by Mr. T. Widger". Maybe Mr. Widger rode to the hunt, and perhaps wanted an image of both he and his steed recorded for posterity(?) It certainly is a fine shot of the pair, and there appears to be a "Big House" in the background. There is an area in Waterford called Gracedieu but was that named after a house or vice versa? It does sound familiar.... The consensus is that this is a member of the Widger family from Waterford. Pretty much all of whom (of working-age) were recorded in the 1911 census as horse-dealers or trainers. The suggestion is that Poole captured this image at Grace Dieu estate, a short distance south of Waterford, and which we have visited before. Based on similar images in the catalogue, and the fashions visible, it seems likely this dates to the first decade or so of the 20th century.... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Likely c.1900s-1910s NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0269 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Unidentified pool hall, demolished to make way for Scotia Square
Description: According to the original Works Department file, this is Phase 1, Stage 2 of the Scotia Square construction project. Date: 1967 Photographer: Building Inspector, Works Department Format: b&w negative, 6 x 6 cm Retrieval Code: Halifax Works Department photograph, 102-39-1-1291.2
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Unidentified bowling alley (possibly Conn & Martel?), demolished to make way for Scotia Square
Description: According to the original Works Department file, this is Phase 1, Stage 2 of the Scotia Square construction project. Date: 1967 Photographer: Building Inspector, Works Department Format: b&w negative, 6 x 6 cm Retrieval Code: Halifax Works Department photograph, 102-39-1-1291.5
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Southeast corner of Buckingham and Barrington Streets
Description: A photograph of the corner of Buckingham and Barrington, focusing on the Buckingham Tavern (1897 Barrington St.). Building demolished to make way for Scotia Square and/or the Cogswell Street Interchange. Site now occupied by the Delta Barrington Hotel. Date: 196-? Photographer: Halifax Police Department Format: b&w print ; 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 inches) Retrieval Code: Halifax Development and Planning Department photograph, 102-105-1.33
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Scotia Square excavation site
Description: An image documenting the excavation of the area intended for Scotia Square. The view looks west, likely taken from atop a building on Barrington St. (near Cogswell?). In addition to the excavation site, it shows the City Market Building, a bit of the Town Clock, and Citadel Hill. Date: April 11, 1968 Photographer: Building Inspector, Works Department Format: b&w negative, 6 x 6 cm Retrieval Code: Halifax Works Department photograph, 102-39-1-1302.7
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Progress photo, Cogswell Street Interchange, taken from Trade Mart looking south-east
Description: The north-east corner of the Scotia Square excavation site and the area [recently] razed to make way for the Cogswell Interchange. The view includes the Morse's Teas building, part of the Royal Bank of Canada building (nearly complete), plus the harbour and Dartmouth in the distance. Date: May 27, 1968 Photographer: Cst. G. Legge, Halifax Regional Police Department Format: b&w print ; 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 inches) Retrieval Code: Halifax Police Department photograph, 102-16N-0068.14
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Traffic Jam in Main Street, Delgany, Co. Wicklow
Description: This Lawrence image of Main Street, Delgany is in considerable contrast to today's reality. This was taken when it was a tiny village, the centre of a rural community with few people, and when three horses and carts could constitute a traffic jam. Today all that has changed, and Delgany is a desired address and almost a commuter town to Ireland's capital city. (PS: Dog Alert Klaxon! :) ) While location and subject were pretty clear, with thanks in particular today to Niall McAuley (and corroberation from others), it seems likely that this image was taken around the turn of the 20th century. Perhaps c.1901. When the census records that Annie Long and her daughter Eveline ran the post office. With a firm suggestion that French has captured the postmistress and her postal assistant at the post office doorway (centre middleground). However, who and what the lads with the fish are up-to (left middleground) is anyone's guess :) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Perhaps c.1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09907 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: Though the catalogue description implies this classical style building was in Limerick City, this Stereo Pairs image is going to take some identifying! Because, it is certainly not the railway station in Limerick City, nor any other railway station that I know of. And so we are left with the question(s): what and where is it, and is it still standing? And we got our answer - very quickly - when Oretani Wildlife (Mike Grimes) identified this as Armagh Courthouse. And, despite a bombing in the 1990s (which seemingly shifted one of the columns "back a full 9 inches"), it is still standing... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: c.1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_2877 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, Bruckless, Co. Donegal
Description: This is the second time in recent weeks that Bruckless has been mentioned on this stream! This fine Royal sized plate taken by Mr. French shows the remote rural area of the time in fine detail. The other passenger on the jaunting car does not look in the least pleased at having to wait until the photographer has finished :-) As today's contributors have pointed-out, the "other passenger" is a presumed member of the Lawrence/French entourage. We nicknamed him Jaunty in a previous discussion, and though not especially jaunty or animated here, his presence suggests a date in the late 1880s. (As at least some other images captured during the same "trip" were dated to c.1887). The other main topic of discussion today was on the two larger buildings visible - with [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] identifying them as Bruckless Hall, tannery and Bruckless House. (Though the latter remains, the more central functional-looking building has since been demolished and replaced....) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely late 1880s (as per others in "Jaunty" series) NLI Ref: L_ROY_01505 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Howth Castle, Library, Howth, Co. Dublin
Description: It is a bit late for National Book Day which fell in the past week, but for those who love books every day is National Book Day! This castle is a source of great fascination and a fine attraction in a beautiful location! I could imagine many happy days spent reading through the collection on display.... ...And indeed today's eagle-eyes were trained on the bookshelves, spotting 19th century books on farming and animal husbandry. However, it is the shelves and the walls themselves that help us date this photograph. As it seems that this part of Howth Castle was built to designs of architect Edwin Lutyens in 1910/1911. And so this image dates to no earlier than 1911 - and possibly a few years after it. We also learned from today's contributors (and indeed saw for ourselves) that the room is largely as was 100 years hence, and that the St Lawrence/Gaisford family (whose ancestor's trunk is visible here) still call the castle their home.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Likely c.1910s (certainly >1911) NLI Ref: EAS_1808 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Crusader, XIII Century, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Description: From long gone golf clubs, to long gone glory hunters in Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny. This fine stone effigy, with superb detail, looks like an interesting subject for a day in which the rain is belting down (at least here in Dublin)! And so we learned that this effigy was (and still is) at the doorway to Duiske Abbey in Graiguenamanagh. We also learned that, while the "crusader" description arose from the cross-legged stance of these types of medieval reliefs, later research suggests that the stance doesn't neccesarily denote a crusader specifically. Whether crusader or not, this depiction of a 13th century knight could perhaps capture William Marshall, the Anglo-Norman knight who founded the abbey in 1204. Or maybe another local, Alan Beg, who offered significant tithes in exchange for a burial at the abbey.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: c.1865-1914 (perhaps captured c.1900s) NLI Ref: L_ROY_07201 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Road near Botanic Gardens (Finglas Golf Club), Glasnevin, Co. Dublin
Description: From yesterdays funeral in "God Knows Where" to today's location close to Irelands best known cemetery! If ever there was a location that has "changed, changed utterly" then this surely is it! Finglas Golf Club is no more, the roads and byroads for miles around have been altered beyond recognition. So I perhaps the first to the OSI will tell us where this is? Before we went to the OSI however, a few spotted this similar location hunt on the Glasnevin Heritage FB page. This suggested that the golf course stretched perhaps from Bellevue (off the Tolka Valley Road) to the area of Finglas now occupied by Fairways Estate (which most likely took its name from the course). The general consensus seems to be that we are looking south - with our back to Finglas and looking roughly towards the city. The clubhouse, cottage (left middleground) and sandpit (right middleground) - all now long long gone - were likely those captured in the 1907 OSI 25" map on the Finglas Road. We also learned of some interesting connections to Taoiseach John A Costello, and events of Easter week 1916.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: c.1900-1939 (though possibly before c.1920 when the club apparently closed) NLI Ref: EAS_1804 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Wolf's Arch, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny
Description: From the childish charm of Monday to the rustic history of Tuesday! This building in Kilkenny is a very distinctive, and captured in a particularly fine image, with good detail of the arch and adjacent buildings. It looks like early in the day to me, but there are no dogs in evidence and as the old motto goes "Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun"! Thanks to fantastic inputs on this image (including from B-59, Niall McAuley, beachcomberaustralia, O Mac, and guliolopez), we learned a lot more about the subject and date. It is confirmed that this is Rothe House, a late-16th century townhouse in Kilkenny's medieval centre. Built by the merchant Rothe family, there's strong evidence that it was captured in this Lawrence/French image early in the catalogue range - probably the 1860s. The strongest evidence of this (apart from the dress and marvelous mutton-chops of the chaps standing unironically outside the barbers) is the poster beside the arch. The poster advertises a "lecture" in "Electro-Biology and Phrenology" - both common to a branch of practiced "sciences" which were fashionable in the 1850s and 1860s. As part-alternative medicine and part-entertainment... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely c.1860s NLI Ref: L_CAB_00982 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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There's a hairy ass fair in the County Clare
Description: Kilkee in Co. Clare rather than Spancil Hill, but lots of asses/donkeys on display! A favourite holiday resort for people from Limerick City and others, it has a beautiful crescent beach with sparkling blue waters and pleasant walks. In this shot it seems as if there is a market or fair in operation - or perhaps it is the donkey rides getting ready for the season? The community's general feeling is that it's the latter, and (based on the buildings visible and not visible) a view of the tourist season perhaps in the 1880s.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Though perhaps before c.1890s NLI Ref: L_ROY_04230 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Boyne Valley: Lake House, Boyne Valley, Co. Louth
Description: This fine shot of two canal boats at the lock in a canal would seem appropriate to many counties. While County Louth may not seem the most obvious candidate, yet that is the caption on this lovely Lawrence image. The boats do not appear to be the usual goods vessels, but rather a towing engine and perhaps a pleasure craft? Can anybody enlighten Morning Mary, please? And enlightened I have been. The consensus is that these are touring pleasure craft on a stretch of the Boyne Navigation. Perhaps close to Rossnaree and Newgrange. While not "our" vessel, other similar steam launches seemingly carried tourists from Oldbridge (near Drogheda) to Slane in County Meath. Medea_ry advises that "our" launch may have been one of three named 'Shamrock', 'Tara' and 'Boyne', probably the latter.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: c.1865-1914 (possibly late 19th C) NLI Ref: L_CAB_07800 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Biddy Gray's Crooked Wood, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Description: For many in the past (who were not Irish or who were more than one generation away from the island) this might appear to be an idyllic Irish scene. The thatched cottage, the granny sitting on the wall outside the open door, the children, well washed and dressed playing in the yard, and the old gentleman stopping to bid good day to the woman of the house! What could perhaps be more sterotypically Irish than that? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_06954 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Bellevue Conservatory, Delgany, Co. Wicklow
Description: A rival to the National Botanical Gardens in the heart of Wicklow? This fine series of glasshouses and conservatory seem to have a strikingly modern design to rival those of the Botanic Gardens! If they still exist what are/were they used for? Commercial or research? Native flowers or exotics? And who put them there? Happy Valentine's day to every one - may you have lots of chocolates, get loads of cards, and generally feel much love today! We got something of a Valentine's present ourselves - in the form of answers to nearly all questions: - Standing? No - the house/etc pulled down in the 1950s - Exotics? Yes - apparently "Many rare exotics" - Who? Peter Shanley - for the estate of Peter La Touche - When? c.1796 - when it was the "largest conservatory in Europe" Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09902 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Photography School
Description: An idyllic summer's day. Captured (not once but twice it seems) on the lawn at Ballinskelligs, I am intrigued by the two "barber shop" poles in the background. What were they for? Happy Fotografic Friday everybody! And so we learned that the beacons (as with much else in this image) are now no longer standing. However, they were likely warnings to vessels not to damage the undersea telegraph cable by dropping or dragging anchor nearby. We also learned that the Ballinskelligs cable station was operated by the Anglo-American Telegraph Company, and later by Western Union. It was closed in 1923. And (clearly) entirely demolished since then.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly early 1900s NLI Ref: L_CAB_08470 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Westmoreland Street (looking to O'Connell Bridge, including a tram), Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: This lovely shot of Westmoreland Street from a high viewpoint is from the Eason Collection, and is todays offering. It even includes a tram, or so the cataloguer says, but I can see a couple of others nearer the bridge. No bazaars or arcades here - but lots of people and modes of transport! As location was already confirmed, much of the discussion (below) on this image centered on the date. The lower-end of the catalogue range (1900) seems about right - though Clery's and the Imperial Hotel signage in the distance might indicate a date after 1902. The upper-end of the range (1939) was definitively lowered - to 1916. As much of this streetscape (and not least the Dublin Bread Company building clearly visible) were destroyed during the events of Easter week 1916.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Though certainly before Easter 1916. NLI Ref: EAS_1767 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Openluchtschool van Diesterweg's Hulpkas, 1905 | Open-air school from Diesterweg's Hulpkas, 1905
Description: Kinderen poseren met hun begeleiders, Heide-Kalmthout, 1905. "Diesterweg’s Hulpkas voor Behoeftige Schoolkinderen" (Antwerpen) richtte in 1904 een van de eerste openluchtscholen ter wereld op, de “Diesterweg's Bestendige Schoolkolonie” te Kalmthout. Zwakkere kinderen uit de Antwerpse stadsscholen konden er gedurende een aantal maanden van een kuur genieten. De leerplicht werd in 1914 in België ingevoerd. Children pose with their teachers, Kalmthout, 1905. "Diesterweg’s Hulpkas voor Behoeftige Schoolkinderen", a childcare organisation founded by teachers of the Antwerp city schools to assist pupils of poor families, also started with one of the first open air schools in history at Kalmthout. Children with poor health were allowed to spend several months in the open air school. Compulsory education was implemented in Belgium in 1914. Photo by Antonius Van Horenbeeck, 1905. Collectie Kartons. Liberas/Liberaal Archief Kramersplein 23 9000 Gent www.liberas.eu
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Bazaar, Blackrock, Co. Louth
Description: "Bazaar" a word much used in past years and seldom seen now! An ancient Persian name for an enclosed market, the Bazaar enabled the development of cities in the ancient world. An example in Blackrock therefore might lead to hopes that it would enable the development of a metropolis? Perhaps streetview might show us if it was a success? While the streetview offered during today's investigation doesn't imply a sprawling metropolis, it does confirm that the bazaar is still standing, and now a fruit and veg shop. As well as confirming the location and subject, today's contributors suggest a possible date range: using the visible penny periodicals to refine the five decade catalogue range to a decade or so c.1900. (Seemingly the "1d Pictorial Magazine" was first published c.1899, and the "Scraps Magazine" ceased publication in 1910). Whether the two chaps to the right are visiting the seaside from nearby Dundalk, members of the Casey family (proprieters and sub-postmasters) or just local photo-bombers, we may never know :) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely c.1899-1910 NLI Ref: L_ROY_06742 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Admiralty Recreation Grounds, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Description: It just isn't cricket, at the moment, with football pitches laid out at the Admiralty Recreation Grounds in Castletownberehaven, County Cork. Today, when the presence of the British fleet is hardly a memory, this ground must appear to be an anachronism. In its time however, it would have had plenty of players - with lots of crews and support staff to play and enjoy the bracing Atlantic air and the joys of football, cricket and other sports. Has it reverted to the wild since this was taken? beachcomberaustralia suggests (and others corroborate) that this image was captured at the Lawrence Cove recreation grounds on Bere Island. With the Lawrence Cove National School as the "robust" looking building on the left. While it seems that the lower-pitch (centre/middle-ground) has reverted somewhat to the wild, the upper-pitch (right/background) is still put to the same use..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Though likely c.1890s/1900s NLI Ref: L_ROY_08952 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Guns and Poses
Description: This crisp and clear shot from the interior of the National Museum of Ireland from Lawrence for today. Four striking pieces of artillery tastefully arrayed among classical sculptures in a round room make for a beautiful display! With thanks for everyone's inputs today, it is confirmed that French captured this image across the way at our neighbour's rotunda, in the National Museum of Ireland. Sharon.corbet advises that these cannon were captured at the Battles of Sobraon or Mahrajpore during the Anglo-Sikh Wars. While no longer displayed like this at the NMI Kildare St museum, Sharon tells us that one sits within the NMI Collins Barracks collection, and two others at McKee barracks near Phoenix Park.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: c.1880-1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_03004 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Church, Interior Memorial, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
Description: A day to remember with a memorial in a church in Ballyshannon in Co. Donegal. At first sight the figures would appear to be police but other services also wore similar helmets at times. It is obviously a memorial to the fallen, as the "reversed" rifles is a sign of respect for the dead. Where is it and who does it commemorate? With thanks to today's contributors, it is confirmed that this image connects to the Tríd an Lionsa sequence we shared last year, and captures a memorial to an RIC inspector who died in events covered in an episode of that TV series. As noted by the guys below, District Inspector William Martin was killed in violent circumstances during the 1889 Land War, while attempting to arrest the "Patriot Priest" Fr James McFadden. The series of trials that followed were among the first in the country to use photographic evidence (evidence which seemingly persuaded the jury to a reduced sentence and plea bargain).... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Though after 1889. NLI Ref: L_ROY_03125 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Belfast Bank in Coleraine - an Oxymoron?
Description: Though the doors are shut, we're going to the bank today - in the hope that we will get (a) some old money and (b) goods at the prices that prevailed when this image was taken. The Belfast Bank in Coleraine was a substantial building. And, judging by the curtains on the first floor, the bank's manager lived in the building - as was the practice until relatively recently. Incredible detail was added on the main subject of this image, with a general consensus that the image dates to within a few years of the bank's completion between 1892 & 1894. As noted in the comments, the Belfast Bank was not limited to the province's principal city, with branches throughout the region. The Belfast Banking Company itself was seemingly founded in the 1820s and taken-over by Midland Bank, merging with the now more familiar Northern Bank in the 1970s.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Though likely mid/late 1890s NLI Ref: L_ROY_04969 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Bridge and Stronghold - The following plates are not lettered and therefore not authentic, Athy, Co. Kerry
Description: This fine shot of the bridge and stronghold at Athy is from the Eason Collection. I have deliberately included the title as shown because it raises questions and of course Athy is NOT in Co, Kerry! The staff at NLI include all information on a file as provided to them regardless of how inaccurate it may seem. When research clarifies the matter and they can include the correct information then they update the file and correct the error! As today's commenters note, we've visited the delightfully named Cromaboo Bridge and White's Castle each previously. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] suggests that (based on the ivy growth on the castle, and possibly coroberated by the fashions visible on the megazoom[tm]) today's image may predate the previously shared image of White's Castle - which was proposed to date to the 1920s or later.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: c.1900-1939 (though possibly <1920s per comments) NLI Ref: EAS_2402 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lynchs Castle, Shop Street, Galway
Description: In a New Year of promise and expectation we have the old reliable Robert French of Lawrence Photography to start us off. Here is Lynch's Castle, Shop Street in Galway on what must have been a quiet day. Today, even early in the morning this street seems to hum with life, those up early, those going home late, those that have little to do but stand around and, inevitably, the music and life of the city! To all a Happy New Year from all at Library Towers and the Three Marys! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: c.1880-1900 (though possibly later than c.1900, given apparent electric street lighting) NLI Ref: L_ROY_00881 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Foto Splendid - Social life
Description: We publish today the english version of the first volume from Foto-Splendid series, “Social Life” #freeforall #shareordie colectiacosticaacsinte.eu/misc/foto-splendid-volume-one-s...
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Blessings of Christmas - Beannachtaí na Nollag
Description: To all our followers, to the many who have contributed to the NLI Flickr stream during the year, we wish you a very merry and peaceful Christmas season and all the blessings of a Happy New Year. We have had a wonderful 2016 on the stream, and look forward to another in 2017! This would not be possible without your help, research, contributions and interest, and we would like you to know that all at the NLI are very grateful for all that you have done! Watch this space because we hope to explore even more aspects of the misty past in 2017! Date: c.1876 NLI Ref: Arthur Conan's Xmas Scrapbook, 4188 TX 2
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General Post Office, O'Connell Street, Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: Trams, trams and more trams, the GPO, the Metropole and O'Connell Street from the Clery's side makes an interesting shot for this Thursday Friday. The frieze on the top of the GPO looks different, so we thought perhaps this was taken before the Rising. Not so apparently per comments below. As this will likely be our last posting in 2016 (the centenary/anniversary year of the 1916 Rising) we thought this an appropriate one to close the year with. Thanks all! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: c.1900-1939 (Though after 1920s per comments. And possibly c.1928) NLI Ref: EAS_1743 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Deja Vu?
Description: While I believe that this scene was visited before, I think it was not in the Stereo Pairs format nor was it of this quality! This outstanding image with so much going on is always worth a second visit. And so it was confirmed that we've visited this spot on Devonshire/Grattan Square in Dungarvan previously. Not just once in fact, but twice before - once on a much busier day with French/Lawrence, and once with our left-eye closed to the STP. As [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] points-out however, with both eyes open, and the Megazoom version now available, additional detail might come to light. With [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] for example spotting mention of Thomas McCarthy on one of the posters - and identifying some likely candidates... Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection Date: between ca. 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_2313 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Health Offices, Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Description: While this beautifully ornate building is familiar to me I would never have known it as the "Health Offices"! Finding it on Streetview shouldn't take too long in any event! And indeed B-59 had linked the Streetview in a flash - with details on the building itself quick to follow. As per the various notes in the comments, this building (formerly the Newcomen Bank) would be known to most Dubliners as the city Rates Office (rather than the Health Office it clearly was at the time of this image). The original bank building was to the left, with an entrance on Castle Street. First opened in the 1780s, it was significantly extended in 1856 and 1884 - with an entire new double frontage added as we see here on Cork Hill. While this certainly dates from after the 1880s remodeling, we are still hopeful of refining the date further (possibly if we can find out when building's use changed from municipal health office, and to the rates office it is known as today....) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Though certainly after 1886, and possibly before c.1899. NLI Ref: L_CAB_04747 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Holy Well, Slieve League, Co. Donegal
Description: From the commerce of Portadown to the faith and the cure in Slieve League, Co. Donegal! This fine shot of a group at a Holy Well seems to show two locals offering a passing tourist a drink of water from the well. The dress of the tourist and the items laid down beside him would indicate that he may have been hiking. And the solid and hob nailed boots of the man at the front of the well might show that he is a guide rather than a keeper of the well(?) Thanks to today's contributors we're able to map this to the paths of Slieve League - if not perhaps the exact spot. Inputs from beachcomberaustralia offer some thoughts on the scene (and that the touristy looking chap may be a cyclist rather than a dedicated hiker). Beachcomber shares an extract from an 1897 tourist visit to the area. And points out that other sights mentioned in that extract are also covered in the catalogue - suggesting that perhaps the areas wasn't quite as remote and untouristed as we might first have imagined:   The whole forenoon should be devoted to exploring the cliff scenery of Slieve League. A cycle can only be utilised for a few miles from the hotel, but a pony can be hired for 5s, which sum is the charge for a guide also [...] The "One Man's Path," near the summit of Slieve League, is a trip for the strong nerved [...] The saint's cross, his bed, and his well can be seen; and many quaint legends gathered [...] - Clarence and Richmond Examiner, NSW, September 1897 Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date:between ca. 1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_01466 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Emigrants leaving. Scotts Quay, Queenstown
Description: The "American Wake" is just a memory as the emigrants take to the tenders so that they may be transported to the liner that will carry them to the brave new world of opportunity. What mixture of excitement, sadness, anticipation and hope must have filled this scene as it was photographer by Robert French? We, today, can only imagine the sense of finality and loss that scenes such as this represented back when this was taken! There's lots of information offered on the pier and tenders captured here - and more than a little refinement on the 20-year range suggested by the catalogue entry. On the pier, today's contributors point-out that it is still standing (just about) and was the departure point for White Star Line passengers. We see three passenger/luggage/mail tenders at the wharf. Though at least one is flying the flag of the the White Star Line, these steam tenders belonged to the port. The tenders are confirmed as "Ireland" (launched 1891), "Flying Fish" (launched 1886), and one other. This helps narrow the range to the 1890s (or possibly first few years of the 1900s). The "Ireland" seemingly tendered passengers of the Titanic, and the "Flying Fish" was involved in rescuing survivors of the Luisitania disaster - making the colloquial name of the wharf, "Heartbreak Pier", all the more poignant.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Though after 1891. And possibly close-to or after 1900. NLI Ref: L_CAB_05258 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Town or village with church tower visible in the distance... is Enniskerry, Co Wicklow
Description: A rare visit to the Clonbrock collection with a beautiful sylvan scene of a town or village and in the background a spire and a pointy (Technical term) mountain. The fencing along the paddock makes me wonder if this is in Ireland... And (despite our thoughts on the somewhat "un-Irish" looking fencing), it was established fairly quickly by derangedlemur, sharon.corbet and B-59 that this Ireland. And the hills of County Wicklow specifically. The clock tower in the square of Enniskerry village has been highlighted by Dún Laoghaire Micheál, and the church spire of St Patrick's church also stands out. As the village has not changed much, and largely owes it's layout to developments in the first-half of the 19th century, we haven't been able to refine the date range significantly. (At least, not yet......) Photographers: Dillon Family Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection Date: 1860-1930 NLI Ref: CLON1886 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Waiting for the coming?
Description: While the image is entitled "Examination Hall, Mount Melleray", what is really interesting is the stance of the monks and other men along the avenue. They seem to be waiting on an arrival - but of what or whom?? Based on input from RorySherlock and Niall McAuley, we are happy to map this to the location of the (now demolished) exam hall of the Mount Melleray abbey and seminary. Niall McAuley and sharon.corbet also help us refine the date range - narrowing the 5 decade catalogue range to perhaps 2 decades or so around the 1870s/80s. On the subject, we're still unsure as to what's happening. However, as today's commentators point-out, there is more than a few similar examples in the collection. Perhaps indicating that this seemingly odd arrangement of subjects wasn't a "one off". And maybe therefore what's captured here is a routine monastic observance of some kind..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Though likely in the first half of this range (perhaps 1870s/1880s). See comments. NLI Ref: L_CAB_01439 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Posers in the sunny South East
Description: If you feel a sense of 'déja vu' or even if you feel you have seen this all before then you are correct. It is Wexford but taken from the other bank of the Slaney and showing the town and its skyline in the distance. The two in the foreground add some interest and are posing very nicely to enable Mr. French to 'frame' the scene. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_06450 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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No dogs will dine here by God!
Description: The Royal Hospital Kilmainham dining hall in all its splendour with the panoply of war (in case anyone might forget its residents former calling)! A building that seemed destined to be made derelict, but has been resurrected and restored to become a priceless addition to the Dublin art scene! Guliolopez provides some extra detail on the 17th-century 'great hall', which used for dining and recreation by the ex-soldiers who were cared-for in the RHK. As per the "then and now" comparison image that Niall McAuley provides, it's still used for events, receptions and dining - though clearly without all the weaponry and armour adorning the walls. I wonder where it all went.....? Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_ROY_04022 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 wonderful church interior, the stained glass, the pews, the... Oh! I must have been on the sauce last night without knowing it! This is clearly a beautiful mansion somewhere but where and is it still there? Niall McAuley quickly identified this (clearly mislabelled) gothic manor as Shelton Abbey, County Wicklow. Previously the estate of the Earl of Wicklow, it definitely still stands, and has apparently been operated by the prison service as an 'open prison' since the 1970s. Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: c.1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3838 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 Quay, Wexford, Co. Wexford
Description: Leaving the politics of the early 20th century behind we begin this week with an image by Robert French of the Quays in Wexford. Masts, handcarts, ropes, idlers, cargo, sailing ships, paddle steamers - the place was alive and must have had a buzz about it. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Between c.1865-1914. Possibly before c.1895. NLI Ref: L_CAB_06446 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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South Main Street and Clock Gate from North Youghal, Queenstown, Co. Cork
Description: I can almost hear the protests as I type! Youghal and Cobh/Queenstown are two distinct towns in County Cork and North Youghal is not a part of the latter! Labelling aside, this lovely Eason image of South (or is it North?) Main Street in Youghal has so much going on that it makes a fitting image to end the week. Hats, bonnets, chemises aka shimmys, little street urchins and nary a motoring car at all at all. Wonderful! Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Likely c.1900-1910 NLI Ref: EAS_0963 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Lady Louise's Bridge, Lismore, Co. Waterford
Description: Today we have a very pleasant landscape from Waterford. I know Lismore is famous for the Munster Blackwater, but this river seems far too small to be it? All details on Lady Louise will also be very welcome. With thanks especially to Jan Hilbrand Brink, Bernard Healy and beachcomberaustralia we've learned that Lady Louisa Caroline Cavendish (1835-1907) was the eldest daughter of the 7th Duke of Devonshire, whose family had acquired Lismore Castle in the 18th century. Lady Louisa apparently took over the household at a young age, and was responsible for laying out a number of walks around the demesne - clearly including the one that crossed this footbridge. O Mac and Niall McAuley have pinpointed it to within a mile or so of Lismore Castle - although now only the stone or concrete abutments remain... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914 NLI Ref: L_CAB_09222 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 folks that live on the hill - in Renny, Co. Cork
Description: I'm not sure where "Renny" is, but it seems an ideal situation for a farmstead that might fear attack from the natives. Water in plentiful supply, trees and grass aplenty and a high stance for lookout and defence. If all comes to all they could throw themselves off the cliff rather than surrender? I would love to see the view from the top windows... And, the consensus is that I won't see the view - not from those windows anyway. As, based on today's inputs, we have added this to our "no longer standing" album. While perhaps not 100% cut and dried (and not helped by apparently conflicting labels in the catalogue) the pervailing wisdom is that this is/was the house or castle at Renny, on the River Blackwater in County Cork. Apparently once associated with the family of Edmund Spenser, it was demolished by the Earl of Listowel before c.1900. Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Likely before c.1900 NLI Ref: L_ROY_00040 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Die (Drôme). - Le Viaduc
Description: CA 1889
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Bourg-Les-Valence - Le Château du Valentin et la Pièce d'Eau
Description: CA 1910
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GNR [i.e. Great Northern Railway] Station, Belfast
Description: For such an important city on the island this station looks somewhat modest and unassuming, not quite what one might expect for so fine a city as Belfast. There is certainly plenty of activity there however, with comings and goings (though I have yet to spot a dog!) A virtual left-over Easter Egg to the one who can identify an Easter Bunny chaser! Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Perhaps c.1905 (electric tram lines) NLI Ref: L_ROY_03861 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Make sure to take my best side?
Description: The Duchess of St. Albans and her guests pose in the garden for Mr. Poole. And it seems a number of the party are careful to show their best sides to the camera! I suspect that the dress and hairstyles will make this a relatively easy shot to date. But how about naming the participants? Have a great weekend everybody! While we don't have names (yet) for the other guests, the lady of the house and commissioner of the image (presumed to be the seated lady with the larger hat) was Grace Bernal-Osborne, Duchess of Saint Albans (c.1846-1926). There's a suggestion that her husband, the 10th Duke of Saint Albans, is not pictured. WIth consensus that the image was likely captured at Newtown Anner House, outside Clonmel, County Tipperary. Probably in around the 1900s. But certainly not after the 1920s. Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Definitely before c.1926. Likely c.1900s. NLI Ref: POOLEWP 2215 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Sunshine, shadows, leafy trees and a fountain in Blessington, Co. Wicklow.
Description: In what appears to be a lovely sunny afternoon in Blessington, when the photographer captures a beautiful image of the Market Hall and Monument/Fountain. This is a beautiful area - some of which has been changed completely when a nearby valley was flooded to provide water and power to the nearby Dublin region! Apart from the "missing belfry" that [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] noted, some of the discussion today was on how recognisable the same scene is today. Also noted was that the local names of the monument and fountain seem to vary - with most sources refering to it as the "Downshire Monument", at at least some as the "Boyle Monument". Whatever the proper title, it seems likely this view of the monument and market house was captured in the first-half (rather than latter-half) of the 1900s-1930s range.... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_3860 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Unidentified bowling alley (possibly Conn & Martel?), demolished to make way for Scotia Square
Description: According to the original Works Department file, this is Phase 1, Stage 2 of the Scotia Square construction project. Date: 1967 Photographer: Building Inspector, Works Department Format: b&w negative, 6 x 6 cm Retrieval Code: Halifax Works Department photograph, 102-39-1-1291.8
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Progress photo, Scotia Square, taken from roof of Trade Mart, looking south-east
Description: A view of the Scotia Square excavation site as seen from the Trade Mart building. The view includes the Moir's Factory, City Hall, the Royal Bank of Canada (under construction), and some buildings along Barrington St. Date: December 13, 1967 Photographer: Cst. G. Legge, Halifax Regional Police Department Format: b&w print ; 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 inches) Retrieval Code: Halifax Police Department photograph, 102-16N-0068.6
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Scotia Square excavation site
Description: An image of the Scotia Square excavation site covered in snow. On view on the left is the east side of Barrington St. Information from the original Works Department file: "Phase II. (Extra stock pile on north pad of Scotia Square due to rejected material from C.V.D. site. & Duke St. area.)" Date: January, 1968 Photographer: Building Inspector, Works Department Format: b&w negative, 3 x 3 cm Retrieval Code: Halifax Works Department photograph, 102-39-1-1295.12
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Progress photo, Scotia Square, taken from 3rd floor Police Station
Description: The snow-covered Scotia Square excavation site as seen from the City Market building. The view includes in the background several buildings along Barrington St., the demolition site of the old jetty, plus the harbour and Dartmouth in the distance. Date: February 15, 1968 Photographer: Det. W. W. Conrad, Halifax Regional Police Department Format: b&w print ; 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 inches) Retrieval Code: Halifax Police Department photograph, 102-16N-0068.9
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Barrington Street, east side, now Cogswell Interchange site, taken from Trade Mart roof
Description: The north-east corner of the Scotia Square excavation site as seen from the roof of the Trade Mart building. The view includes several buildings along Barrington St., the old jetty demolition site, as well as the harbour and Dartmouth in the background. Date: February 15, 1968 Photographer: Det. W. W. Conrad, Halifax Regional Police Department Format: b&w print ; 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 inches) Retrieval Code: Halifax Police Department photograph, 102-16N-0068.11
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Looking south on Barrington Street from Scotia Square
Description: An image of Barrington St. as seen from the sidewalk in front of Scotia Square, now complete. Date: ca. 1970 Photographer: Halifax Regional Police Department Format: b&w print ; 20.3 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 inches) Retrieval Code: Halifax Police Department photograph, 102-16N-0068.31
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City Market building and Duke Towers
Description: An image of the City Market building backed by Duke Towers as seen from Citadel Hill. Date: May 23, 1972 Photographer: Halifax Regional Police Department Format: b&w print ; 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 inches) Retrieval Code: Halifax Police Department photograph, 102-16N-0068.32
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Description: I've been in Dublin for a long time now but this is not a castle or ruins that I am familiar with. It looks like it was a significant establishment in its day and would be a real attraction today(?) I look forward with interest to what you may be able to find about this... .... And the reason it didn't look familiar (as a castle in or near Dublin) is that it is neither. It is not a castle - but an abbey. And is not in/near Dublin - but more than 30 miles from the capital in Bective, County Meath. The cataloguer may be forgiven however, as the abbey's "castle-like qualities" were seemingly why it was used as a filming-location for 'Braveheart' in the 1990s. Without Mel Gibson peering from a window however, dating may be difficult - not least given how remarkably little has changed in the 100 or so years since this image was captured :) Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: c.1900-1939 (possibly after c.1915 when some works were undertaken at the site) NLI Ref: EAS_1727 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Old Church, Co. Galway?
Description: An iconic if pooly captioned(?) image from the Lawrence Collection today. Galway is famous for many things and the window in the foreground is one of those, perhaps even more than the beautiful church in the background? And so today's discussion reflected the two main visible subjects: "Lynch's Window" to the foreground, and the Church of St Nicholas to the rear. The latter has captured our attention before - with today's discussion focusing on how the lack of a clock in the tower helps date the image to before 1898. The former, Lynch's Window, we hadn't previously discussed (despite practically gazing through it a year or so ago :) ). While the inscription below the window reflects a local legend (of a 15th century magistrate who prioritised loyalty to law and city over loyalty to family - and hung his own son), it could well be a folly of it's day. The suggestion being that the window and structure surrounding it were built of otherwise unrelated architectural fragments in the early 19th century. Whether the story or the structure are 15th century truths or 19th century follies, we're absolutely delighted that both remain part of the fabric of such a vibrant and historic city..... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Before c.1898 (clock tower) NLI Ref: L_CAB_00902 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Chains, corner boys and a rookery?
Description: This unusual church at Monkstown, County Dublin is beautifully captured by Mr. French in this shot. The swinger on the chains, the sitter on the wall and the seeming flock of rooks fluttering above would perhaps appear to suggest a warm summers day? I've passed it many times and wondered at the strange architecture - but put it down to eccentric 19th century tastes... After some of the "changed utterly" images of late, it's delightful to note that this view had hardly changed by the 21st century Google street view. Our 19th century French street view probably dates to the late 1880s or 1890s (not least as, as Niall McAuley tells us, the spire was completed in the early 1880s. And, if it were the late 1890s/1900s, we might expect to see the tram lines/wires visible in similar images dating from that later period). Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Probably c.1880s-90s. Likely mid-1890s NLI Ref: L_CAB_00859 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Inver, Co. Donegal - Introducing Jaunty?
Description: While searching our catalogue for suitable photographs to share on this stream, I came across this one. Nothing exceptional I hear you say! But then I had a look at: General View, Bruckless, General View, Fintragh and Church, Killaghtee, all in Donegal. These photos got me thinking, I hope they get you thinking too.... .... And so it seems that "great minds" think alike. The general consensus is that this image (and more than a few others in the Lawrence series) probably captures members of a Lawrence studio "crew". Comprising a jaunting car driver (who seems to change from time to time), almost certainly an assistant (the younger man in the bowler), and perhaps Robert French himself (behind the camera and hence not captured here). The man presumed to be the assistant, and who was quickly nicknamed "Jaunty" today (for his attire and near ubiquitous presence on/near the jaunting car), has since been spotted in a dozen or so Lawrence images. To the extent that we're a little surprised we hadn't spotted him before :) Thanks to mcginley2012, we also learned today that the actual titular subject of the image (Inver Bridge) was washed away in the 1960s. A modern roadbridge now carries the N56 over this stretch of the Eany.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: c.1880-1900 (likely 1880s) NLI Ref: L_ROY_01503 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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Rev. Cornelius Claffey, at church entrance, full-length portrait
Description: To welcome the new week we have a portrait from the Keogh Collection. This intriguing ecclesiastic capture begs a number of questions all of which I am confident that you will answer! Who was Rev Claffey? Which Church is this? Any idea of the occasion? And our faith (sorry) in getting some answers was well founded. The general concensus is that this is Dom Camillus Claffey, who was abbot of the Cistercian Mount St Joseph Abbey (near Roscrea) from 1944 to 1962. This gives us a very likely subject, possible location, and at least some pause on the catalogue date range. In a veritible "whos/who and whats/what" of eccelisiastical matters and dress, Bernard Healy suggests that this image captures a relatively important occasion or high-mass. Perhaps even the abott's own pontificaliacation, enhattification, inauguration, benediction, or "promotion" into abbot-hood. Maybe taken therefore in 1944. Or taken perhaps just prior (at the monastery), if taken while he was just 'Prior' (of the monastery). Photographer: Brendan Keogh Collection: Keogh Photographic Collection Date: c.1930-1940. Though perhaps sometime later in 1940s... NLI Ref: Ke 301 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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Description: A street in Dublin City? While this is what the catalogue says, I really don't think so! But, if not Dublin, then where is it or even where was it? A busy hilly street somewhere in Ireland, where a Taoiseach might meet a man in a pub with a pint in each hand? At least they had the electric so dating may not be too hard... ... And we have confirmation that indeed this isn't Dublin, but Ludlow Street in Navan, County Meath. Derangedlemur very quickly set us straight, and while his explanation (that he's "memorised all of Google StreetView") was probably intended as a joke, sometimes I do wonder :) Beachcomber reminds us that we have previously seen other Eason photos of Navan similarly mislabelled - something to look out for in future... Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939 NLI Ref: EAS_1728 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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Sitka National Monument 1962-65, page 92 [Original Caption: Peter Seegama working on ivory]
Description: Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Indian Arts and Crafts Board. Alaska Field Office. ca. 1935-ca. 1983 Series: Correspondence, 1935 - 1983 Record Group 435: Records of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, 1929 - 1988 Production Date: 1935 - 1983 Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted Contact(s): National Archives at Seattle (RW-SE) 6125 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115-7999 Phone: 206-336-5115 Fax: 206-336-5112 Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 40847573 Local Identifier: SEAL-57 Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/40847573
Owner: The U.S. National Archives
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Sitka National Monument 1962-65, page 72 [Original Caption: Worm Woman by Lincoln Wallace]
Description: Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Indian Arts and Crafts Board. Alaska Field Office. ca. 1935-ca. 1983 Series: Correspondence, 1935 - 1983 Record Group 435: Records of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, 1929 - 1988 Production Date: 1935 - 1983 Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted Contact(s): National Archives at Seattle (RW-SE) 6125 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115-7999 Phone: 206-336-5115 Fax: 206-336-5112 Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 40847573 Local Identifier: SEAL-57 Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/40847573
Owner: The U.S. National Archives
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Tlingit Totem
Description: Creator(s): Department of the Interior. National Park Service. Alaska Region. 12/2/1980- (Most Recent) Department of the Interior. National Park Service. Pacific Northwest Region. 1970-1995 (Predecessor) Series: Alaska Task Force Photographs, 1972 - 1976 Record Group 79: Records of the National Park Service, 1785 - 2006 Production Date: 1972 - 1976 Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted Contact(s): National Archives at Seattle (RW-SE) 6125 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115-7999 Phone: 206-336-5115 Fax: 206-336-5112 Email: [email protected] National Archives Identifier: 42213912 Local Identifier: SEAL-609 Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/42213912
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Downshire Bridge and the Cut, Banbridge, Co. Down
Description: This lovely image of Banbridge seems to have all the hallmarks of a Robert French image but it is in the Eason Collection. Whoever the photographer was, he decided to do an Irish version of the "Hay Wain" as that hay wain there is way overloaded! Does that give us at least a time of year if not an actual date? As the location was already confirmed, today's discussion focused on the subject and date. On the latter, inputs on the date from beachcomberaus (who reminds us that William Ritchie & Sons started publishing postcards like this from 1903), and Niall McAuley (who trawled more than a few street directories) have helped refine the range to a few years at the end of the first decade of the 20th century. On the subject, [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] illustrate that "the cut" was a 19th century engineering project - to help horse-drawn traffic through the town. At least some of which was of clearly overfilled carts :) Photographer: Unknown Collection: Eason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Likely c.1907-1910 NLI Ref: EAS_1182 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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A whole lot of bull!
Description: In line with the many terrible puns scattered about like cow manure yesterday, we have the real thing today - a bull! While he is clearly a handsome beast with a fine set of horns, at the end of the day, he is just another married man with a ring controlling him. Whether the Mr Glennine (or Glennie) who commissioned this Poole shot is the man in the bowler or not, as sharon.corbet suggests, it seems he was "land steward" at the Curraghmore Estate in the 1900s/1910s. Niall McAuley tells us that Curraghmore house and estate (which we have visited before and to which we've mapped this image) is still in the De Poer family. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] provides some more information on the house and family in the comments below.... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: c.1901-1954 (likely early decades of this range) NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0911a 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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High Street, Portadown
Description: Up to the "wee North" today with a fine Lawrence shot of High Street in Portadown. A fine broad street, big well-built premises, gas lamps, and horse apples in abundance - all might mean this was late 1800s...? ....Or perhaps not the late 1800s after-all. Thanks to today's contributions (and the high-res megazoom version) the community's eagle-eyes spotted an apparently dated shop-window display suggesting a date of 1906. Niall McAuley's census and street-directory investigations would seem to corroberate this - as Hoy's boot-sellers (far left) seem to have left Portadown sometime between 1901 and 1910. Perhaps the "cheap boots sale" we see advertised was actually a closing/relocation sale? Courtney (the "Italian Warehouseman"?) seems to have been around for a few years after this image. And is it no wonder he did a busy trade, given that (as advertised) he always had "pickles in stock"! :) Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914. Possibly c.1906 NLI Ref: L_ROY_09282 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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Chief Customs Directorate. NKVT. Library.
Description: NKVT is an acronym referring to the People’s Commissariat of Foreign Trade of the RSFSR and then the USSR. The NKVT of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) was formed in 1920 to regulate the foreign trade of the fledgling state. This was updated to cover the entire territory of the newly-formed USSR in 1922 and thus acquired the name People’s Commissariat of Foreign Trade (NKVT) of the USSR. In November of 1925 the People’s Commissariat of Trade and the People’s Commissariat of Foreign Trade were combined into the People’s Commissariat of Foreign and Domestic Trade. The head of the NKVT during both of its phases (1920-1925) was Leonid Krasin. Krasin died in London of a blood disease in 1926 while trying to negotiate formal recognition of the USSR from the United Kingdom and France. This book stamp is from a book looted by the Nazis and sorted by Colonel Seymour Pomrenze, one of “the Monuments Men,” at the Offenbach Archival Depot. There are two scrapbooks of archival markings from the books sorted at the Offenbach Depot in the Seymour Pomrenze Collection held by the American Jewish Historical Society (Call number P-933) There is a finding aid for the collection here The digitized scrapbooks are available here and here. For more information on this project check the Center’s blog: 16thstreet.tumblr.com/tagged/Offenbach-Depot Dr. Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center is working on a similar project for the German book stamps based on NARA microfilm of the volumes the American Jewish Historical Society currently holds. See viewshare.org/views/mfraas/offenbach-bookplates/ The Center for Jewish History would like to acknowledge the following: The American Jewish Historical Society, who graciously allowed the use of their archival materials and digital content; Mitch Fraas, Acting Director of the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Special Collections Center, for his data and technical assistance in this project; David Rosenberg, Reference Services Research Coordinator, and Melanie Meyers, Senior Reference Services Librarian for Special Collections, for managing and creating the digital map; and Reference Services Librarian Ilya Slavutskiy for his work on translating and mapping. For copyright information, click here
Owner: Center for Jewish History, NYC
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Town Hall, Kingstown
Description: An unusual shot from Robert French in that the POV of the subject matter is so limited and obstructed by other buildings. How much has changed in the intervening period and when was this likely to have been taken? Though the titular subject of the image is the town hall in Kingstown, now Dún Laoghaire. much of today's discussion was on the Pavilion Gardens Kingstown in the foreground. This waterfront attraction (with its concert hall, roof top garden, smoking/reading/tea rooms, flower beds, waterfall, bandstand, and bowling green) was opened in 1903. Which pushes the upper date in our catalogue range back a little. It seems likely, based on today's discussion, that this image was captured a few years after the official opening - perhaps c.1905.... Photographer: Robert French Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1880-1900. Though possibly c.1905 NLI Ref: L_ROY_01700 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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