This urban scene dominated by that distinctive tower is listed in the catalogue as "Unidentified Photograph from the Fergus O'Connor Collection" but that won't last too long! It is a particularly pleasant shot with lots of detail to feast the eye upon!
We'd originally thought this image (of Cork's Northside of course) dated to perhaps c.1900. And, with thanks to some searching through Guys Almanac
, a range in the early 1900s would seem to be confirmed. We also find evidence of the ever-present pissoir
in these street images, close to a possible cab rank on Pope's Quay....
Photographer: Fergus O’Connor
Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection
Date: >1897 (Andrew's wool mcht closes). <1910 (Bible Brother's closed)
NLI Ref: OCO 141-2
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