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
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Is this now the Guiness Storehouse "brand experience" tourist attraction?
I think so - google aerial view.
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.
See also www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...
NIAH record and DIA entry.
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 ...
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/
Congratulation for your beautiful Album.
Reverse view (Google streetview goes inside, lots of architecture to be admired).
"Heated toilet seats for the clerks!" Interesting video - youtu.be/wLXt3lxXg8g
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".
Via Trove, contemporary descriptions full of details - 1905 - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/210346496 1913 - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/209267760
Hemeroteca Municipal de Lisboa (Portugal)
Doubles as overheated motor oil . . . same colour, consistency, and flavour, as unique as Australian axle grease (Vegemite).
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
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/]
National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Thanks all! Have updated the map, description and (crucially) the date :)
Robert Jack Images
back when they refused to hire taigs.