Delegation of demure determined dames

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Where: Dublin, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1914

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A rare visit to the Keogh Collection today and as ever a fine photograph with an historic context. A group of ladies on the steps of Liberty Hall and clearly the old Liberty Hall which will help with the dating? I love the evidence of the two almost photo bombers!

Photographer: Brendan Keogh

Collection: Keogh Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1914-1923. Before Easter 1916 (shelling of Liberty Hall). Possibly c.1914

NLI Ref: Ke 206

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    DannyM8

    • 28/Nov/2018 08:57:05

    Every face and some of the clothing has been photoshopped!!

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    Foxglove

    • 28/Nov/2018 09:08:43

    two of the dames are in disguise

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    Foxglove

    • 28/Nov/2018 09:11:00

    early spring ? one has a broach of snowdrops, though they could be artificial ( though not plastic! Or even bakeolite:-) )

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    abandoned railways

    • 28/Nov/2018 09:48:21

    The Irish Women Workers Union was set up at a meeting on 5 September 1911 in Dublin in the old Concert Hall on Great Brunswick St (Pearse Street).

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 28/Nov/2018 10:15:39

    Delia Larkin front centre? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delia_Larkin

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    Niall McAuley

    • 28/Nov/2018 10:19:25

    The ladies are wearing various pins and brooches, but all seem to have one in common, a four leaf clover with a letter on each leaf mounted on a bar. The ladies in KE 203 in the archive are wearing the same badge, and are stated to be members of the IWWU. The same woman is front and centre in both shots.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 28/Nov/2018 11:06:03

    man in a bowler hat at the extreme right of the photo appears to have moved quickly out of the way

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 28/Nov/2018 11:08:12

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley says it's circa 1914. Same date here me thinks.

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    jamica1

    • 28/Nov/2018 18:08:16

    Couldn't be Helena Molony at the back right could it?

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    thelimbreaper

    • 28/Nov/2018 23:52:40

    Cigar stub on the ground.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 29/Nov/2018 03:45:26

    Delia Larkin is wearing the same clothes (or blouse and necktie at least) as seen in a previous Keogh image (KE 204). Similar bowler wearing loiterers as well. Same day perhaps? www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5911132821/

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 29/Nov/2018 08:19:26

    Via Trove, a 1914 description of Liberty Hall and the Larkins, including - "... Liberty Hall in a nutshell. In the vast spaces of the basement as I entered the Transport Workers' Band that won the All-Ireland first prize in 1911 was practising. In adjoining rooms there were boxing rings, billiard rooms, bagatelle tables, dancing classes, and a dozen other activities on the lighter side of the union's work. Up the broad staircase, on the first floor, are the offices of the union, and those of the Sailors and Firemen's Union also, with their staffs. Stretching away, on either, side, are corridors where the, offices of the Irish Women Workers are) situated, presided over by Miss Delia Larkin, Jim Larkin's sister, who controls a staff of typists, duplicators, etc. (A beautiful girl, Miss Larkin, who, in her lace collarette and neat, close-fitting serge dress, looks anything but the woman agitator who is the guiding star of 3000 young Irishwomen.) Up these stairs on the right there is the great lecture hall, with stage, drop scenes, piano, and all complete dominated! by a seven-foot oilpainting of the 'Chief,' as Jim Larkin is known. ... ... " In a premonition of the title above, the article is called "Desperate, Dare-Devil Dublin" - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/145943007

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    Niall McAuley

    • 29/Nov/2018 10:16:53

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Larkin is wearing the same blouse, brooch, and at her waist I see a key in the very same position. Her hair is also identical. I think it must be the same day.