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Where: Dublin, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1890

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This is a FIRST I stand to be corrected but this is the first image from the EBLANA Collection that we have posted here. A busy image full of people, traffic and movement to delight and thrill the viewer. In this shot it is a simple image but the actual plate shows a double "uppsy downsy" (technical term) format giving the viewer twice the delight!

Photographers: Unknown

Collection: Eblana Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1870-1890. After c.1891 (Loopline Bridge opened)

NLI Ref: EB_0005

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

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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eblanaphotographcollection nationallibraryofireland ireland edenquay dublin trams bridge customshouse traffic bachelorinn uppsydownsies upsidedown buttbridge oconnellbridge looplinebridge liffey riverliffey lipton tram advertising quays

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    BultacoFan

    • 12/Dec/2018 08:56:39

    Great picture. If memory serves, I think the small bridge in the middle was able to swing to allow slightly taller boats and barges further up the river.

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    abandoned railways

    • 12/Dec/2018 09:09:59

    This is after 1882 when the widened and renamed ( Carlisle bridge) O'Connell Bridge was opened. The trams were fully electrified by 1901.

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    Wendy:

    • 12/Dec/2018 09:17:51

    Great to see masted ships opposite Customs House!

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    abandoned railways

    • 12/Dec/2018 09:19:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bultacofan Butt Bridge 1897 - 1932

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 12/Dec/2018 09:23:11

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/ Your many fans in Australia are disappointed you have not included the "uppsy downsy" version! : - (

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    BultacoFan

    • 12/Dec/2018 09:23:24

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland That's the one I was thinking of - thanks!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Dec/2018 09:27:40

    Elizabeth M. Kirwan, Assistant Keeper Special Collections: Photographs / Conservation, here in Library Towers tells us the following about the Eblana Collection. We’re unsure of whether the Lawrence Eblana series was purchased by William Lawrence or his brother John Fortune Lawrence. The Eblana series consists of 2,833 glass negatives. Of this number, 2,284 are on the NLI online catalogue, with 1,890 available as digital images, and 394 as references without the digital image attached. The Eblana series consists of negatives with two identical images per plate, to facilitate speed of printing. The subject matter is generally urban and rural topography, and there are also 100 Eblana religious and comic negatives, which were produced as photographic postcards. A number of the Eblana series negatives document the Bodyke evictions in Co Clare, June 1887. The Eblana series Religious Subjects, and also the Eblana series Comic Sketches of Irish Character, would have been printed for sale as postcards for the vast and the cut-throat photographic tourist market of the late nineteenth century/early twentieth century. The Eblana series, among other collections, were also sold as lantern slide sets by the Lawrence firm.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 12/Dec/2018 10:22:32

    Lower and earlier (no electric trams and tall lamps) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5808611402/

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    John Spooner

    • 12/Dec/2018 10:56:47

    Did the photographer take this by leaning out of a third-floor window of the Gunpowder Office?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Dec/2018 11:01:06

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Changed to Uppsy / Downsey ALL NOTES ARE NOT IN THE CORRECT PLACE - All complaints to our Friend in Australia https://www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland https://www.flickr.com/photos/bultacofan

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Dec/2018 11:02:06

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner A real possibility

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 12/Dec/2018 11:07:07

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Thank You! I think Mr Eblana was on the top floor of the Bachelor Inn; it sticks out a bit.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 12/Dec/2018 11:08:09

    tete beche is the technical term I think for the upside down/right side up photo

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 12/Dec/2018 11:09:10

    comic photos could be fun on here!

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    abandoned railways

    • 12/Dec/2018 12:14:21

    The Tivoli Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, started life as the Conciliation Hall in 1834. Located on Burgh Quay, Dublin 2; It was built as a meeting place for Daniel O'Connell's Repeal Association. In 1897, it was rebuilt as a concert hall called the Grand Lyric Hall and changed name to the Lyric Theatre of Varieties the following year. It became known as the Tivoli in 1901

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    Niall McAuley

    • 12/Dec/2018 12:37:00

    Hopkins & Hopkins (the jewelers on the corner with the awning) were commissioned to make the Sam Maguire cup for the GAA. They subbed it out to Matthew Staunton.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 12/Dec/2018 12:48:31

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland] We looked at the Tivoli before (below) and in comments there [https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner] found in Freemans Journal that the statue on top is from 1897. Wait Here for Early Pit!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 12/Dec/2018 12:57:56

    No men in straw hats, I'd say we are closer to 1900 than 1905...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Dec/2018 14:59:30

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Niall, I think it is certain that the catalogue range given (1870-1890) is incorrect. I believe they all have the same date range. The Eblana collection will be fun.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Dec/2018 15:02:06

    The Loopline Bridge (or the Liffey Viaduct) is a railway bridge spanning the River Liffey and several streets in Dublin, Ireland. It joins rail services from south of Dublin to Connolly Station and lines north. Designed by John Chaloner Smith (engineer to the Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway), the bridge was built between 1889 and 1891 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loopline_Bridge

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Dec/2018 15:02:54

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Brian, I am not sure they are digitised, I will have a look!!

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    Foxglove

    • 12/Dec/2018 18:45:44

    I host a group called upsidie downsie and would be honoured to have this included... "somethings in life are best viewed upside down"

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    Foxglove

    • 12/Dec/2018 18:47:13

    upsidey-downsie .

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Dec/2018 19:40:25

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove Your wish is our command. Done.

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    Foxglove

    • 13/Dec/2018 11:20:59

    thank you !

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Dec/2018 13:18:32

    I think the 13:40 clock says Mooneys

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    suckindeesel

    • 21/Dec/2019 00:11:35

    The no. 24 tram in centre foreground, "Park Gate via north Quay", was electrified in 1899. Tara st station called George's Quay Station on sign on bridge.