We have an interesting photo from the Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection, I selected the photo just because I had never heard of Joseph McGuiness. I have resisted the urge to research anything about him as I like to see the history unfold as I read your comments during the day. I am of course presuming there is a story to be told about Mr McGuiness?
While some of today's class were distracted by extra-credit extra-curriculars ( :) ), we did get confirmation that this is indeed Joseph McGuinness (1875-1922)
. A member of the Irish Volunteers and participant in the Easter Rising, he would later become a TD in the first Dáil. A pro-treaty ally of Collins, he died in 1922 - and we were reminded that we'd shared an image of his funeral before
. This image dates to his time in the Volunteers. And, based on the "photoshopping" of shoulders in the foreground, was clearly "extracted" from a group photo. Quite probably tthis 1915 group shot
of the O'Donovan Rossa funeral committee...
Photographers: Keogh Brothers
Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1914-1922. Probably 1915
NLI Ref: NPA POLF119
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