You no doubt have heard the expression "Poor as a church mouse"? Well here we have not just a church mouse but a Cathedral cat and rat both of whom starved to death! The fine image from the Mason Collection shows the mummified remains that were found in Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin during cleaning.
Collection: Mason Photographic Collection
Date: 1890 - 1910
NLI Ref: M27/6
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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