Posers in the sunny South East

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Where: Wexford, Ireland

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If you feel a sense of 'déja vu' or even if you feel you have seen this all before then you are correct. It is Wexford but taken from the other bank of the Slaney and showing the town and its skyline in the distance. The two in the foreground add some interest and are posing very nicely to enable Mr. French to 'frame' the scene.

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914

NLI Ref: L_CAB_06450

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    O Mac

    • 28/Jul/2017 09:03:12

    Ah! The infamous case of the photographers box. Could that man be Mr. French himself?

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    • 28/Jul/2017 09:06:11

    He looks familiar - and appears jacketless (!) in this one, same day? - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000334165

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    • 28/Jul/2017 11:22:50

    It's incredibly immediate. It feels just like it was taken today, but for the costumes. Btw, if that's a Peterson pipe then I think this must be 1890s or more, although I'm no expert.

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    • 28/Jul/2017 12:07:06

    bowler hat and a pipe!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 28/Jul/2017 12:34:24

    The Deja Vu is because on July 10th we had this: The Quay, Wexford, Co. Wexford

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    • 28/Jul/2017 17:33:43

    What a painting this would make -

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 29/Jul/2017 23:43:10

    Thanks all. I''ve updated the map and tags for this shot. Does anyone have any thoughts on date? As Wexford seems to be pretty well covered in the NIAH database, I'd hoped we might spot some buildings to help us refine the 50-year date range. I guess the most obvious skyline elements (the churches) preceed the earliest date in the catalogue (1860s), and so perhaps aren't 'useful' in that sense. Anyone spot anything else? Or do we think it's a similar range to the Quay/Crescent image we had recently?

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    • 30/Jul/2017 10:15:49

    After 1882 due to the Provincial Bank (see note) - www.dia.ie/works/view/4862/CO.+WEXFORD,+WEXFORD,+ANNE+STR...(&+CUSTOM+HOUSE+QUAY),+PROVINCIAL+BANK As posted by www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley/ on the other photo. I think the railway and 'Woodenworks' opened in 1882 (possibly 1874). French/Lawrence was there earlier, when the Woodenworks was being built - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000337811 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000337809 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000337807

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 04/Aug/2017 08:00:10

    amazing capture

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