For our final offering before Christmas day we have an image from the Dublin Tram Collection. Taken in 1899, 120 years ago, the image contains a great mix. Gentlemen in Top Hats and tails, newspaper vendors outside the railway station and electric tram number 110 with an advertisement for Reckitts Blue.
May we take this opportunity on behalf of all at the NLI and the three Marys to wish you all the compliments of the season and that you have a very Happy New Year. Our special thanks to all those who have followed the stream so faithfully and in particular our trustworthy and reliable research and commentators. We have all enjoyed your contributions and (virtual) company and appreciated your efforts!
Thanks to suckindeesel
for identifying this grand arch as the lofty entrance of the 1907 Irish International Exhibition in Ballsbridge, Dublin. That allowed us know the exact location, and to alter the date of this photograph from 1899 to 1907. –––
Photographers: R. B. Parr
Collection: Dublin Tram Photograph Collection
NLI Ref: NPA TRAM9
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