Joseph Holloway, head and shoulders, front facing portrait

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When: 01 January 1940

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I love a photograph with a lived-in face and this is just perfect! Joseph may be the older brother of Stanley for all I know but he has a great face for a portrait. Who was he and why was he considered to be an Irish Personality?

Photographers: Various

Collection: Irish Personalities Photographic Collection

Date: ca. 1920-1944

NLI Ref: NPA PERS26

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    derangedlemur

    • 18/Feb/2020 08:43:11

    This chap, presumably: www.dia.ie/architects/view/2632

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    derangedlemur

    • 18/Feb/2020 08:43:26

    He has a very architectural face.

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    derangedlemur

    • 18/Feb/2020 08:47:54

    He didn't just frequent the Abbey, he seems to have built it (or at any rate converted it from a previous theater). www.dia.ie/architects/view/2632#tab_works blog.oldabbeytheatre.net/archives/13

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Feb/2020 09:06:16

    He lived at 21 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge for 60 years - goo.gl/maps/tnhqumzwbcYaannj6 - according to an interesting 2004 letter in the Irish TImes - www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/remembering-joseph-hol... Edit - Just realized this terrace is directly behind the camera in this recent tram photo. Coincidence? [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/49431500551/]

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    suckindeesel

    • 18/Feb/2020 09:13:08

    Converted the Mechanics Institute, a gift from Annie Horniman, whom we came across before in the Lennox Robinson photo, into the original Abbey Theatre in Abbey St., per the 25-inch, which shows both the theatre and the Institute still beside it. It must have been converted from another premises, perhaps the old Hibernian Theatre?

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    s0340248

    • 18/Feb/2020 09:14:46

    ...(°_°)... gefällt mir gut !

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Feb/2020 09:16:08

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I agree, great lines and interesting features in that face, very architectural:-)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Feb/2020 09:20:57

    Via Trove, a long and vivid description of Irish poets written by Joseph Holloway, including a much younger photo - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/171673801

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Feb/2020 09:30:49

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Indeed, here he is in Northumberland Road in the 1911 census aged 48, single, occupation Architect, with his mother and niece.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Feb/2020 09:43:06

    From that DIA bio linked by https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected], a description of him in his 80s: His carelessly parted white hair looks like a sheepdog's. The cheeks with some rose in the parchment, are sagging a bit, the blue eyes underneath bushy eyebrows still steady, the white moustache curly. He wears an old-fashioned pince-nez, and has a mannerism of looking up at you sideways as he ?grasps the back of his chair.

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    suckindeesel

    • 18/Feb/2020 09:51:43

    A face only a mother could love.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Feb/2020 10:28:33

    And he liked going to the flicks ... filmireland.net/2014/11/04/early-irish-cinema-driven-to-s...

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    suckindeesel

    • 18/Feb/2020 12:38:19

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Didn't he serve as film censor also

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    O Mac

    • 18/Feb/2020 16:14:45

    What a lovely face... with all those lines tis a wonder it's not in the O Dea collection.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Feb/2020 19:40:43

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I have heard that said about me but I told my mother that there must be some doubt about that! https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Very subtle and so true!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Feb/2020 19:41:55

    Paul O'Farrell has posted a comment on this https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5866020082 that changes the scene somewhat. Take a look and see?

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    sam2cents

    • 18/Feb/2020 20:52:00

    According to The Peeler's Notebook by Barry Kennerk, the Abbey was partially Dublin's first city morgue, and was later converted for theatre purposes.

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    silverio10

    • 18/Feb/2020 23:35:05

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    soilse

    • 19/Feb/2020 10:20:18

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/sam2cents Talking about dying on stage!

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    sam2cents

    • 19/Feb/2020 21:37:45

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/an_solas A good place to do it, if one must. ; )

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 26/Feb/2020 08:00:10

    Wonderful details!