A really fine O'Connor shot today with lots of interesting buildings and man-made constructions on view. A river neatly bisects the scene with a couple giving probably one of the few clues on the potential date of the shot! A great PoV from a photographic perspective.
We're delighted to confirm that this stretch of Dublin's River Dodder hasn't changed too much - retaining Classon's Bridge
, the pub on its north side
, and Nine Arches Viaduct
. Even the chimney from the Dartry Laundry survives. We're still wondering about the couple - with the lady's cloche-style hat and the man's spats-style shoes. They appear in several other O’Connor shots - so were perhaps acquaintances....
Photographer: Fergus O’Connor
Collection: Fergus O’Connor Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1930. Perhaps c.1920s?
NLI Ref: OCO 108
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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