A funny looking house all cobbled together making what somebody thought was a Swiss Cottage? This fine, carefully posed photograph from Mr. Poole has a family showing off their finery and their toys! Their dress would indicate that the shot was taken earlier in the date range rather than later? Where is/was it and who were the lucky family?
As usual, the answers weren't long coming. The "where" was confirmed as Swiss Cottage, Newtown Road, Waterford
, and the "who" as the Fanning family
. The "when" is less certain, but - despite the catalogue range - possibly a few years earlier than the 1901 census....
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford
Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. But likely around or before 1901.
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0118
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