Roadway showing motor car parked outside house, Mountmellick, Co. Laois

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Where: Laois, Ireland

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When: Unknown

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This rural scene appears to have been taken in one of those sunny summer days with the sound of bees buzzing and birds singing clearly in the background. The good old days before Global warming?

This is an easy summary to write thanks to O Mac who pointed us to previous research by Paddy Brennan, as a consequence we have identified the location, the owner of the house and the owner of the car!

The car is outside of Robert Middleton Smith residence at Park Terrace (Mountmellick Co Laois then Queen's Co.

Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: Between 1900 - 1920

NLI Ref: Eas 2732

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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