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I haven't seen so many asses since the fair in Spancil Hill! Donkeys in the
field would suggest that we know where the field is but do we?
The consensus from the community comments below is that this image is part of a Poole series
covering donkey export - possibly eventually onto a steamship at Waterford for export to Durban. So it seems likely "the
field" was a holding area close to Waterford city. The other images in the series (and information provided by BeachcomberAustralia
others) suggest that the image dates from the earliest decade or so of the 1901-1954 catalogue range...
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Studio
Date: ca. 1901-1954
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0824
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
Source: Flickr Commons