A view through the peephole of Market day in Clifden

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Where: Galway, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1891

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A peephole view of Clifden on Market Day back in the 1890s. A small market but no doubt very important to the local population and the surrounding areas. Mr. Hargrave had a good eye for a shot and PoV!

Photographer: Joshua H. Hargrave

Collection: Hargrave Photographic Collection

Date: 1891

NLI Ref: HAR33

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    B-59

    • 24/Aug/2017 08:07:13

    Streetview

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Aug/2017 08:25:36

    NIAH says Christ Church, Sky Road is from 1853.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/Aug/2017 08:31:22

    Hmm, a corrugated iron roof - don't remember seeing that before in these Buenas fotos antiguas of Ireland.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 24/Aug/2017 08:31:53

    GeoHive 25" link

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    RETRO STU

    • 24/Aug/2017 08:33:42

    Interesting to see corrugated tin roofing being used back then.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/Aug/2017 09:35:27

    Interesting to compare with this earlier one - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000564449

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    Foxglove

    • 24/Aug/2017 10:54:48

    aha ! barefoot child at centre stage

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    sam2cents

    • 24/Aug/2017 11:00:38

    That's beautiful! A window on a lost world.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 24/Aug/2017 11:08:01

    Test

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    Bernard Healy

    • 24/Aug/2017 11:10:30

    Hmpf! My comment with a Streetview link wasn't posting. I'd say this is about the place the photo was taken. Without the hotel & the coffee shop you'd have a clear view up to the church, and I think the houses on the left hand side of Church Street are identifiable. www.google.ie/maps/@53.4885,-10.023002,3a,75y,328.53h,91....

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 24/Aug/2017 11:58:31

    almost looks posed it's so perfect

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    dantheserene

    • 24/Aug/2017 13:30:00

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] B-59's Streetview has three flag poles with the flag of Ireland in the middle, the EU to the left. What is the red and white flag to the right?

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    abandoned railways

    • 24/Aug/2017 16:52:25

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia this house is being renovated, from a single story, and the thatch being replaced.

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    B-59

    • 24/Aug/2017 20:40:20

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Seems to be the Galway County flag www.wayfair.ca/NeoPlex-Galway-Ireland-County-Flag-NOPL477...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 24/Aug/2017 21:23:40

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland So does the thatch go over the iron/tin, or is it a temporary fix?

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    guliolopez

    • 24/Aug/2017 23:29:26

    Could the guy with the mutton-chops/chinstrap-beard look anymore like a Punch caricature? :) As https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] says it looks almost stereotypically staged. (Although I guess even some stereotypes have an origin...)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 24/Aug/2017 23:39:57

    Thanks all! I've updated the map and tags. I'd also been intruiged with how "stereo-typical" the scene seemed. But then noticed that the only person with an uncovered head was -shock and horror- a lady. How very untypical!!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Aug/2017 12:14:18

    in the archive there is another Hargrave shot from Clifden, an action shot of a horse going by. At left is a gentleman in a tweed suit, bowler hat and greying beard with what looks like a camera and bag of gear. Mr. Hargrave, perhaps?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Aug/2017 12:17:11

    Hmm, maybe not. The 1911 census tags Joshua H Hargrave, Civil Engineer, as 50, meaning he was only 30 in 1891.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Aug/2017 12:30:10

    Mr. Hargrane, well known typing error, was not at home in 1901

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Aug/2017 13:14:49

    Flickr is sometimes amazing - in 2016 by www.flickr.com/photos/jimmy_pierce/ [https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmy_pierce/34227971106/]

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    Bernard Healy

    • 27/Aug/2017 17:36:11

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Apologies! I didn't see that you had already posted the streetview before I did.

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    Inverarra

    • 28/Aug/2017 07:34:38

    Great photo we haven't seen before. Daniel O'Connell made a speech through English in Clifden in the 1840s and most of the crowd didn't understand him. A hundred years later, Dev made a speech in Irish and most of the crowd didn't understand him.