Good morning and a happy Monday to you all! I have a sense of deja vu all over again on this shot - though the one I am imagining is a Lawrence photo rather than this magnificent Stereo Pairs image. The scene is truly beautiful, and the two young ladies on the ass cart appear to complement it to perfection. The only one that appears down in the mouth is the poor ass. Can we cheer him up by identifying the place?
As well as confirming that we'd met the jaunty bloke with the muttonchops once or twice
was quick in finding (and Nydialy
in refining) a location. Whether the ass is happy about it or not, it seems pretty certain he's less than a half-mile from a spot we've visited on this stretch of the Blackwater
previously. Seems likely that Mr Muttonchops was a driver or similar assistant attached to the Lawrence studio party....
Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton
Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence
Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883
NLI Ref: STP_1784
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons