Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
This chap, presumably: www.dia.ie/architects/view/2632
He has a very architectural face.
He didn't just frequent the Abbey, he seems to have built it (or at any rate converted it from a previous theater).
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/]
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?
...(°_°)... gefällt mir gut !
https://www.flickr.com/photos/8468254@N02 I agree, great lines and interesting features in that face, very architectural:-)
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
[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.
From that DIA bio linked by https://www.flickr.com/photos/8468254@N02, 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.
A face only a mother could love.
And he liked going to the flicks ...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Didn't he serve as film censor also
What a lovely face... with all those lines tis a wonder it's not in the O Dea collection.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/184711311@N04 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/91549360@N03 Very subtle and so true!
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?
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.
Buenas fotos antiguas .
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sam2cents Talking about dying on stage!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/an_solas A good place to do it, if one must. ; )