In another rare visit to a seldom visited collection. As with other images in the Hogan-Wilson collection, typically this is from the period of the War of Independence/Civil War and aftermath. Indeed, some historians might argue that this was the seeding of future strife. The title, Irish Boundary Commission with their first Irish meeting, might indicate that there was a previous meeting elsewhere(?)
Photographer: W. D. Hogan
Collection: Hogan Wilson Collection
Date: 9 December 1924
NLI Ref.: HOG88
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
This photograph appeared on page 3 of the Irish Independent on Thursday, 11 December 1924. Here's the line up:
As with Cork photos, I can't let a Hogan image go past without a comment :) While the members of the commission likely had some positivity when this image was captured, within 12 months the commission would effectively collapse and become almost entirely redundant. As per the Wikipedia article which https://www.flickr.com/photos/cassidyphotography links, things didn't start well - Stormont refused to send a rep outright - which is why Fisher was appointed by Whitehall. With a year, a draft of the commission's report would be leaked. This contained some unexpected recommendations. Leading to the resignation of some members. While the commission continued, the various governments came to their own agreement on the border - ignoring the commission's report. Which wasn't then made public for another 45 years. As such, the main "future strife" that was caused was less about what the commission did itself - rather what they (in effect) didn't manage to do....
I know very little about all this, but this Trove article, published less than a month after the photo, highlights a ridiculous 'sixpence a parcel' tax on shopping taken across the border. trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123844920 Virtual prize to the first to work out the doorway in Armagh ... ... !
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] This is same house on the Mall, Armagh. Note vent bottom left paving joints and boot scraper. It's a wonder it's not marked considering all the 'trouble'. firstname.lastname@example.org,-6.6491373,3a,40.2y,34.66h... The other Hogan, while having the same date, was taken somewhere else? catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000218271
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Bualadh bos! That's you running away with the virtual prize then - if the Maryseses have anything left in petty cash...
National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Well done indeed https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] - very well spotted. Hard to question the evidence of the vent, scraper and side-window layout! As https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] notes, and until we bulk up the petty cash stores (perhaps adopting the taxation model https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia mentions and applying a bag tax at the door to Library Towers), we can only offer a virtual prize. Which shall be the fabled "Sword of a Thousand Truths"! (Pause for atmospheric music to die down). And the satisfaction that the map is now updated :)
I wish men still wore hats. So dapper.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] It's as if there was some sort of Google conspiracy to have a vehicle parked in front of the door in every street view photo ever taken. The construction vehicle when the street was temporarily fenced off was the real give away.
Melinda Young Stuart
A self-important bunch!
Wishing you all, and the Maryseses, a very happy Nollag na mBan! Here's one of our best Flickr mná... Miss Bay Farrell - known to "go out without her gloves". https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/7533977572/
Dún Laoghaire Micheál
Dapper? In those suits?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Well done - I am totally impressed. Here is your virtual prize to go with The Sword of a Thousand Truths - https://www.flickr.com/photos/sugarsugar_au/6982017251/:-)
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] That's me on
left rightleft ---Oh I don't know --- getting my Sword Award from the Director of the NLI www.flickr.com/photos/jasondub/298323074/in/photolist-smZ... [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Shucks---- blushing away here...