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Where: Dublin, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1910

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A Guinness fermenting house in St. James Gate, Dublin as one of the stock from the Mason Collection. At the time of Mr. Mason's lectures, the Guinness Brewery was considered to be the biggest brewery in the world. Or was that just local legend? Things have changed since - and apparently they are not allowed to use their "Guinness is good for you" slogan any longer....

This stream remains a tonic for us however. With confirmation that this structure, now the main building in the "Guinness Storehouse" site, was built in 1902. While there are no people in evidence in this image, as of 2018, it is the most visited tourist attraction in Ireland - with more than 1.7 million visitors in 2017 alone. Unlikely something Mr Mason could have imagined when he included this lantern slide in his collection...

Collection: Mason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910. Definitely after 1902 (built)

NLI Ref: M56/14

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Jun/2018 07:43:40

    Is this now the Guiness Storehouse "brand experience" tourist attraction?

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    B-59

    • 06/Jun/2018 07:45:34

    Street View

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Jun/2018 07:46:04

    I think so - google aerial view.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Jun/2018 07:48:00

    Per wikipedia The building in which the Storehouse is located was constructed in 1902 as a fermentation plant for the St. James's Gate Brewery (where yeast is added to the brew). The building was designed in the style of the Chicago School of Architecture and was the first multi-storey steel-framed building to be constructed in Ireland.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Jun/2018 07:54:05

    NIAH record and DIA entry.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 06/Jun/2018 07:57:55

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! From a 1939 history of Guinness brewery, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/angeljim46/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/angeljim46/37778016415/ NB lamp on corner, enclosed walkways, and other spot the differences ...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 06/Jun/2018 08:15:10

    In 2013 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulhewsonrm/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulhewsonrm/10741850954/ Inside !! - "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle" https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/28697837820/

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    domenico milella

    • 06/Jun/2018 08:16:03

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Jun/2018 08:23:25

    Reverse view (Google streetview goes inside, lots of architecture to be admired).

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 06/Jun/2018 09:34:33

    "Heated toilet seats for the clerks!" Interesting video - youtu.be/wLXt3lxXg8g

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 06/Jun/2018 09:49:08

    The Guinness Archive gallery has a very similar photo (not the same) with a "c. 1906" date. But it looks a whole lot cleaner, with less smoke grime ... www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/archives/archives-gallery#39 - Select "Brewing" and "No. 18".

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 06/Jun/2018 10:37:33

    Via Trove, contemporary descriptions full of details - 1905 - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/210346496 1913 - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/209267760

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    Hemeroteca Municipal de Lisboa (Portugal)

    • 06/Jun/2018 11:02:47

    Fantastic picture.

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 06/Jun/2018 12:45:22

    Doubles as overheated motor oil . . . same colour, consistency, and flavour, as unique as Australian axle grease (Vegemite).

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    KestrelSprite

    • 06/Jun/2018 14:39:28

    Seems more inspired by Louis Sullivan rather than his pupil, Frank Lloyd Wright. I can see similarities to Sullivan's 1892 Dooley building in Salt Lake City, Utah: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dooly_Building

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 06/Jun/2018 22:01:17

    And yet another from the NLI catalogue. It looks the same as this, but without the lamp post at left and the horse'n'cart at right. All very confusing ... catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000640468 It was a popular view, and reminds me of those art deco ship posters of twenty years later - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/sfhandyman/182743938/]

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 06/Jun/2018 22:21:17

    Thanks all! Have updated the map, description and (crucially) the date :)

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    Robert Jack Images

    • 07/Jun/2018 04:20:15

    back when they refused to hire taigs.