Square & Main street, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

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Where: Cork, Ireland

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If I remember correctly we have been to Mitchelstown before but not with this particular view and not with the Eason collection? Up in the heights of north Cork, Mitchelstown is a small town of wide streets and this fine square. The military firing range of Kilworth is nearby.

Given that location and subject was firmly established, much of the discussion on this image was on the date. The general consensus is that we can likely refine the 40 year catalogue range (c.1900-1939) to the years around WWI (perhaps c.1915-1920). Specifically, this image must date from after 1906 (statue built), probably dates from at least the mid-1910s (businesses/posters/motor-car), and possibly dates from before 1920 (bank building work).....

Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Certainly >1906. Perhaps <1920. And probably c.1915 (give or take a few years)

NLI Ref: EAS_0954

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