This lovely shot from the Poole Collection of the beach at Woodstown, County Waterford has a number of attractions. Soft sand, boys making sand castles, fish traps in the distance, a beached boat and a lady with an impossibly narrow waist.
Confirmed to have been taken at Woodstown Strand
, the consensus is that at least some of those pictured may be members of the Poole family
. Perhaps on holiday or a day-out from the busy photography studio in Waterford. Maybe around 1900 or so....
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford
Date: Catalogue range c.1901-1954. Likely c.1900s.
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0245
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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