This is Baby McCullagh, Abbey House, Ferrybank, Co. Waterford, and what a lovely portrait it is. I am looking forward to hearing more about this young girl and her family.
in particular today was quick to let us know that the child pictured was very likely 1 or 2 year-old Irene Kathleen McCullagh
. Irene was the daughter of Henrietta Jane McCullagh and John Charles McCullagh - who had a coal importers and ironmongers business. While Irene passed away in 1989
, we love how this Poole image is something of time-capsule (and the stuffed dog - we're intrigued by the seemingly stuffed dog too :) )....
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Studio
Date: c.6 October 1904
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 1391
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons