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Hats off
Description: After the fun we had yesterday, I am very confident to present this fantastic photograph, the catalogue description is "Release of Republican Prisoners, Dun Laoghaire 1918? (Showing Dev)" the notes also point us to the bottom left of the photograph. The question is how many more can we name? Though labelled as "circa 1918" in the catalogue, the general consensus is that this is a snapshot of a 117 prisoners, most detained following the 1916 Rising, who returned to Ireland in June 1917. The contemporary descriptions of the prisoners' return (includng the headwear, somewhat disheleved suits, somewhat uncharacteristic flat cap for DeV, and rough shorn buzz cuts of the prisoners), all seem to align with what we see in this image. And what we read in its description. Thanks to sharon.corbet for the initial prompt and to BeachcomberAustralia for the corroberating reports! Photographers: Unknown Collection: Republican Photograph Collection Date: Catalogue date c.1918. Probably June 1917 NLI Ref: NPA RPH5 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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1917

Boat race, Dodder River, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin
Description: A most unusual image today from the lens of Elinor and Reginald Wiltshire. A sports scene with rowing featuring an eight oared boat race on the River Dodder at Rathfarnham in 1954. Morning Mary is surprised that there was a sufficiently wide part of the Dodder to accomodate it and a sufficiently long stretch (2000 metres) to enable a standard boat race. Who can throw some light on the matter? Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire Collection: Wiltshire Photographic Collection Date: 13 June 1954 NLI Ref: WIL g1[54] 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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1954

The model, the camera and the Raleigh All Steel!
Description: This commercial modelling shot from the Tynan Collection shows an attractive young lady modelling a geansaí with traditional patterns. She is holding a movie camera but to be honest she doesn't look too sure about it. Perhaps, in this case, more a prop than a tool? Photographers: Denis Tynan 1923 - 2010 Collection: Tynan Photographic Collection Date: 1966 NLI Ref: NPA TYN551 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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1968

1. Map of Australia Showing Route Followed On Motor Journey of 10,000 miles
Description: The journey was made clockwise
Owner: Royal Australian Historical Society
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1936

Scholars captured by the dreaded attendance officer!
Description: The dreaded School Attendance (aka Truancy) Officer was the terror of all those who might be tempted to mitch from school in years gone by. In this interesting Mason image, titled in the catalogue as "'Mitchers', four young boys, different ages, with school attendance officer and bicycle", we see a clergyman who appears to have captured a handful of young scamps. They are undoubtedly from different social circumstances : two with bare feet, two with shoes/boots, all with headgear and the big fella with a smug smile! Did they all get six of the best? The general consensus is that this image (or perhaps just its title) could be at least partially "staged". The Irish Education Act 1892, for the first time, made it compulsory for children children aged between 6 and 14 to attend school. Captured within a decade or so of that act, it seems plausible this image was used to "illustrate" the change in approach. Certainly only one of the lads looks even slightly bothered at being "caught". And, unless the chap at the back is some kind of prefect or enforcer, he seems an unlikely type :) While we have not yet established a location for this image, [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] suggests that the successing Mason image [M56/8] was captured at the same place and time..... Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910 NLI Ref: M56/7 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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1910

Eleanor Hull, full-length portrait seated in chair, in a garden with a book and a cane
Description: I like days like this, the weather is improving and there is a hint of Spring in the air. I also like photographs like this one in that I have no knowledge whatsoever of the subject and I know that by the end of the day I will have learned everything there is to learn about her.... .... And indeed I have been enlightened. This is unequivocally Eleanor Hull (1860-1935), writer, scholar and journalist. Born in the UK, she studied Irish history, language and folklore in Dublin. She was a co-founder of the Irish Texts Society and a president of the Irish Literary Society. The general consensus is that this image was likely captured in London - where she spent her later years. Perhaps in the late 1920s or early 1930s.... Photographers: Various Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection Date: c.1900-1935 NLI Ref: NPA PERS27 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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1930

Darrell Figgis
Description: The name Darrell Figgis rings no bells for this Mary! I never heard of him before and have no idea what part he played in Irish Political life? Up to now the only Figgis I knew of was the bookshop, a heaven on Dawson Street where many happy hours were passed and purchases made. It is fitting however that this Figgis has a book tucked comfortably up under his oxter. What we learned about Darrell Figgis (1882–1925) today explained perhaps why some of us had not heard much about him. As an early member of the Irish Volunteers, a party to the Howth gun-running, an internee following the Rising and Anti-Conscription crackdown, a TD in the 3rd and 4th Dáil, and chair of the Constitution Committee, one might imagine Figgis was as notable as other early members of Sinn Féin. (Like Griffith, Collins, DeV, Brugha - about whom we know much more). However, as was perhaps not uncommon at that fractious time, Figgis fell-out with others in the new political landscape, and was subject to attack. Both physically and politically. A dapper figure in the early 1920s, in one attack, his detractors forcibly cut his trademark beard. Which perhaps helps date this image. A more tragic figure by the mid-1920s, following the deaths of the women in his life, Figgis took his own. A collection of his manuscripts was published after his death, and titled "Recollections of the Irish War".... Photographers: Various Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1917-1925. Likely after mid-1923 (beard attack). And before late-1925 (death). NLI Ref: NPA POLF75 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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1924

Bridging the gap
Description: The original title on this Hogan-Wilson image is "Bridge blown up - Unidentified location" and I suspect that it will not be easily identified today? No posters, doubtful 'Streetview' availability and few other clues so we will probably be down to newspaper articles? It is a pity that the shot is not sharper as any clues that might be there are dulled! While the image seems to date from the middle of the War of Independence (1919-1921), our intrepid contributors highlight the lack of debris in the picture - suggesting the image was taken some time after its destruction. While this might help eliminate any acts of sabotage from later in the conflict, [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] tells us that there were many hundreds of such events on railway bridges alone. Making date an unlikely 'clue' to identify a location. The topography and make-up of the bridge however have suggested some possible leads..... Photographer: W. D. Hogan Collection: Hogan Wilson Collection Date: 1920 NLI Ref.: HOG173 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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1920

Runner in long underwear, Australia, c.1870, American & Australasian (A&A) Photographic Company, from quarter plate glass photonegative, State Library of New South Wales, ON 4 Box 21 No 565
Description: Around 1870 the A&A photo company took a studio portrait of this athlete in his running costume and shoes. While we have no definitive proof, it is possible that this is a picture of A. E. Bird who raced against E. Ford amateur champion runner of Victoria. The image is from around the time this event took place and the runner is wearing what looks like an English rose, suggesting it may be Bird. We would welcome any further information which we could use to verify whether this is in fact his portrait. Further reading: The Great Three-Mile Race. (1870, November 15). The Newcastle Chronicle (NSW : 1866 - 1876), p. 2. Retrieved December 8, 2017, from nla.gov.au/nla.news-article111142966 The photograph is from the Holtermann Collection, www.sl.nsw.gov.au/stories/holtermann-collection, held by the State Library of New South Wales Catalogue Link archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110042185 Digital Order Number a2823649
Owner: State Library of New South Wales collection
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1872

Civic Guards Wexford, group
Description: This early photograph of the Irish Police (while they were still known as the Civic Guards) shows a police service in its infancy. Two officers, three sergeants and the remaining "Guards" make up the station party of what would appear to be Wexford Town. But is that the case? And the consensus is that it probably *is* the case - with a strong possibility that this image was captured outside the barracks in Wexford town... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: c.7 June 1924 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3181 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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1924

I.S. Varian & Co., brushmakers. North Dublin
Description: To finish off the week we make a visit to the Mason Collection. What a great variety of brushes, I wonder can we identify all the different uses? In the 1911 Census there are 337 people with "brush" as part of the description of their occupation. These included: Brush Maker, Brush Finisher, Brush Drawer, Brush Trade, Brush Manufacturer, Brush Washer, Brush Merchant, Brush Borer and Brush Traveler. While I'm not sure what a "Brush Traveler" may have done, does the "St Louis - 1904" signage suggest that these particular brushes went on a journey? This particular Mary must admit to knowing nothing of I.S Varian & Co, brushmakers - before today's researches that is. Particularly striking is the longevity of the business. First founded in Cork in 1798, the company was based from Dublin's Talbot Street since 1856 - and still operating from Walkinstown into the 21st century. They had upwards of 360 employees in the 1940s - some of whom continued an interesting employee renunion tradition on unique dates (4/4/1944, 5/5/1955, etc) - until recent decades. The other interesting thing (clearly) about the business were the displays of their wares. Including their display at the 1904 St Louis Worlds Fair. Given the mention of St Louis and 1904 in this particular display, it seems likely that (though probably not from the St Louis exhibition), our image dates from after this time. Perhaps 1904 - plus a few years..... Photographer: Thomas H. Mason Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910. Likely after c.1904. NLI Ref: M13/14 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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1904