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Where: Leinster, County Kilkenny, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1900

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Barronstrand Street in Waterford City is one we have visited before, but this image is well worth the visit. A scene with so much going on! The donkey in the cart appears to be paying keen attention, perhaps in the hope of future fame and fortune? The people in the shot, and the many signs and posters, make it all the more interesting.

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_00110

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 15/Jul/2020 08:05:22

    Hello Neddy! Why the long face? 🐴

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    Foxglove

    • 15/Jul/2020 08:07:34

    if that is Mr O'Leary, he is as jolly as the Neddy. I like the contrast of the more affluent woman pushing the pram and the woman behind in shawl and holding the child

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    Foxglove

    • 15/Jul/2020 08:08:09

    I knew there had to be one, I have spotted the dog !

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    Foxglove

    • 15/Jul/2020 08:27:11

    and barefoot child, the bicycle is a step-through "ladies", one of the social liberators of the early 20th century. Also parked without a massive D-lock

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    DannyM8

    • 15/Jul/2020 08:29:28

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I saw it first!!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Jul/2020 08:38:07

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] If that was a shootout you would have been 22 minutes too late and dead as a doornail! https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove Well done, quick on the draw this morning!

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    O Mac

    • 15/Jul/2020 08:39:43

    Lovely lamps/lampshades outside shop in reverse view. Anyone know what the strange contraption hanging out from shop is for? catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000335813/MooviewerImg?mobile...

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    DannyM8

    • 15/Jul/2020 08:39:47

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ O.K. (Corral)

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    rpgvlwqt88

    • 15/Jul/2020 08:46:16

    Today [goo.gl/maps/mxDFHmgrbPfBoAN16] and a few second later.. [catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000334536] and in reverse [catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000322778] [catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000335813] and the church with the different lamps.. [catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000337838 in 1990 [catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000355340] and details on the Cathedral [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_the_Most_Holy_Trinity,...] 1894 Barron Strand Street (Great) - Street Directory [www.lennonwylie.co.uk/1894WaterfordDirectory.htm]

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    cargeofg

    • 15/Jul/2020 09:02:26

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] First thought was a blind or shade to be pulled down when the large globe lamps are lit. But there seems to be wires or cords leading away from it to peg on the building and then into the first floor window. When we were in Waterford before on the docks at the end of the street, I think it was discovered that there was a small local electric grid supplied from a generator in a factory or sawmill.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 15/Jul/2020 09:09:22

    Before 1911? Those houses on the left were altered to align with a new bank on the corner - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/10850856096/

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 15/Jul/2020 09:11:25

    ... and the bank is not there in the reverse view, so before bank date...

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    rpgvlwqt88

    • 15/Jul/2020 09:21:52

    "TO Watchmakers; wanted at once a young man well up in watch and clock work. Apply to R. Whelan, Watchmaker, Waterford." Source: Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser - 11th February 1892 "TO Watchmakers; wanted at once a young man as above. Apply to T. Whelan, Practical Watchmaker, Waterford. Source: Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser - 21st August 1896"

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    John Spooner

    • 15/Jul/2020 09:22:29

    Waterford Standard - Saturday 28 September 1889Waterford Standard - Saturday 28 September 1889

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 15/Jul/2020 09:35:18

    Here's how O'Leary's and the shops to the right looked in November 1907 - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000592026 . Are we earlier or later with today's photo? [Aside] I wonder if Mr French met up with Mr Poole to compare their, um, techniques? Edit - Todays photo must be earlier than 1907, because O'Leary has a smart new sign and is spruiking bicycles, china, glass and fancy warehouse ... 2nd Edit - And another Poole 1907 photo shows O'Leary's, and the corner buildings demolished for the new bank - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000592033 Definitely before November 1907 so far ...

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    John Spooner

    • 15/Jul/2020 09:54:51

    Neddy says bye bye Waterford Chronicle - Saturday 25 May 1889:

    LARGE EXPORTS OF DONKEYS The livestock shipped in the 'Dunbrody' from Waterford to Bristol on the 17th included 48 donkeys. On the 14th the same vessel carried 4 donkeys to the same port, making 52 animals of this class shipped within three days.

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    John Spooner

    • 15/Jul/2020 10:26:13

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Well spotted. Diverse businesses carried on at no 2. Waterford Mirror and Tramore Visitor. - Thursday 11 December 1884 Waterford Mirror and Tramore Visitor. - Thursday 11 December 1884

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    cargeofg

    • 15/Jul/2020 10:44:41

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Intresting selection of shipping posters at Wards and different goods outside O'learys Cast iron stoves ,glass washboards and a hand cranked blower for a fire or forge.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 15/Jul/2020 11:13:47

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner Not related - but for export I think? https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/23870357760

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    suckindeesel

    • 15/Jul/2020 12:11:03

    I see an L & N Tea Co. sign, not dateable as they had a long existance. Probably some of our older viewers would remember their local 'L & N' shop. "The firm had a loyalty scheme in operation as early as 1875. The network of groceries, which sold the company's tea, gave a brass check with each purchase. Customers were invited to save the checks until they had acquired enough to claim a prize such as a toy, an item of crockery or a household gadget" per Wiki An early version of Green Shield stamps, if you can remember them.

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    suckindeesel

    • 15/Jul/2020 12:25:21

    'The Glasgow House' - boots for the million. The Waterford News 1878 snap.waterfordcoco.ie/collections/enewspapers/WNS/1878/WN...

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    John Spooner

    • 15/Jul/2020 14:20:07

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland I wonder if it was an ASSisted passage

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    cargeofg

    • 15/Jul/2020 15:49:04

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] If You go back through The Chris Barker Collection you can see plenty of posters for them on the petrol stations. Double Treble and sometimes you could get Quad stamps on offer. Damp sponge to wipe the back of them and stick them in.

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    suckindeesel

    • 15/Jul/2020 16:58:20

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] My recollection was mostly given with petrol sales, but also some supermarkets. They had a shop in the local shopping centre to redeem them. Of course it was all a ploy to get you to shop in certain stores.

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    cargeofg

    • 15/Jul/2020 17:42:27

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Likewise for me I remember them at petrol stations but can't remember a shop to redeem them locally. Think we did it in Dublin.

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    suckindeesel

    • 16/Jul/2020 07:37:26

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] The original Dundrum S.C., not the new one

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    rpgvlwqt88

    • 16/Jul/2020 08:04:52

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia That photo has some very interesting and *clear* posters outside the emigration agents shop which will hopefully help us in future Cunard Line, American Line, White Star Line et al

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Jul/2020 08:38:22

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Indeed, if you mean - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000592026 , dated November 1907. Frustrated that we have not found an earliest date for this photo. Mr French's reverse views - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000322778 at 14:36 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000335813 at 14:47 are complimented by two from Mr Poole ... catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590444 at 16:36 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590443 at 16:45 I think Mr Poole's are a little earlier, because O'Leary's has an extra 'Ironmonger' sign. Somewhere in there, will be a clue for the earliest date ...