PH Pearse poses with other members of his family for this photograph taken in the early 1900s. The various characters are named in the link, but this is an unusual image in that it shows the family and Patrick’s penchant for showing his “best” side!
Have a happy Bloomsday!
Photographer: Willie Pearse
Collection: Republican Photograph Collection
Date: Circa 1910
NLI Ref: NPA PRP4
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
He looks as if he is posing for a profile on a coin already.
National Library of Ireland on The Commons
This photograph came to us in an envelope that said: “This envelope contains a faded print of photograph (taken by Willie Pearse) of Mary Brigid Pearse, Patrick Pearse, Mrs. Pearse, Alfred Magloughlin (Alfred Ignatius McGloughlin, married to Emily Pearse in 1884), Margaret Brady (cousin) and Margaret Pearse”. I've put notes on some of the people above, but would appreciate confirmation of which woman is Margaret Mary Pearse. I think it's the woman at the left?
from a quick look at her entry in Wikipedia, the photo would indicate that the woman standing on right is MM Pearse
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Yes, he seems to have preferred his right profile. Was there something wrong with the other side of his head? https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3557558091/in/photostream/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10465166105/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/439082939/
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] He had a squint.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia You know the way in history books he seems a bit of a cardboard character with no depth to him? I think we may have stumbled on something here...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Fascinating! A version of this photo is no. 3 in their slide show. I wonder if the good book has more information about it ...
I never knew that Pearse had a squint; comment edited 200620
A little clearer. Surely Alfie's hand rests on his beloved's shoulder https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50012460011/in/dateposted/
Hoof hearted? I think it was the cousin, front right!
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove] But then, he was gunner eyed www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gunner%20eye
A great find.
Padraigh Pearse had strabismus. I have the same issue and I dislike being photographed full face or from the affected side. This is a great picture!
By the way, people with strabismus can become very good at archery and target shooting. It’s actually easier to aim if you know your weapon and your eyes. You will be aiming with the stronger eye. For me, long guns and the classic long bow worked just fine. I had such a hard time with pistols that my instructor gave up. It was my step father. My mother who was similarly afflicted was an excellent shot.