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I just love this Eason image which is supposedly Harcourt Street, but is in fact Harcourt ROAD! There is so much going on – pedestrians, trams, horse and cart, pony, and a banger of a car – all within the busy, complex junction.

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Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: between 1914-1920 Most likely March 1912

NLI Ref: EAS_1781

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    O Mac

    • 28/Jul/2020 08:48:30

    RI 1461 was registered to a John T. Kidd, Summerhill, Waterford in 1914

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 28/Jul/2020 09:02:04

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Fabulous! Do you reckon that's Mr Kidd in the driving seat?

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    O Mac

    • 28/Jul/2020 09:04:42

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons How would I know? I do know John Kidd was a 40 year old factory manager in Waterford in 1911. no kiddin'... If it is him thats more than likely his wife Jane Olivia beside him.

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    rpgvlwqt88

    • 28/Jul/2020 09:06:19

    goo.gl/maps/E7E5TCJqCkFxgRjt9 Seems to be the view, the only remaining building in this photo (to the right) has just been demolished. It housed the infamous Harcourt Diner

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    O Mac

    • 28/Jul/2020 09:13:29

    It be hard to get a photo today with a hand cart, horse cart, bicycle, motor car, tram and train in. pretty unique photo in that retard.

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    rpgvlwqt88

    • 28/Jul/2020 09:13:40

    The street to the left here disappeared at some stage in the 1980's I believe You can see the back of the two end of terrace houses facing Harcourt station. All 16 of these houses in that row of terraces were demolished to make way for the Harcourt centre (Ernst & Young and Mazaars are among the occupiers) Edit: We've been here before. I was going to reel off the usual tale of Stein's opticians the famous hold out but I see that has also been discussed https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/34511902265 https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/7628356832/in/photolist-cC6jHE

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    rpgvlwqt88

    • 28/Jul/2020 09:27:19

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50162304432/in/dateposted-public/ - here is a how the road format changed, Green line being the new road and red being the laneways or street they removed. This aerial photo is from 1947

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    Foxglove

    • 28/Jul/2020 09:31:33

    is that both a barometer and a thermometer by the post office door? can someone with a big screen and superzoomery tell us the weather forecast, this could be another first !!!

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    suckindeesel

    • 28/Jul/2020 09:44:17

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove Can't quite make out the forecast, looks like 'xxx heat' An advertising thermometer for Stephens Ink, showing almost 70F Thermometer only, 6-ft tall, currently reading between 'TEMPERATE' and SUMMER HEAT' I told you, summers were better back then! Made by Jordan of Bilston (Birmingham), 1890s - 1920s

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    cargeofg

    • 28/Jul/2020 10:02:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland I see Kennedys Bread poster in EAS 1784.

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    suckindeesel

    • 28/Jul/2020 10:52:40

    Tram 235 on the No. 15 Terenure/Nelson's Pillar via Rathmines route. Note the triangular route symbol and destination sign on top. The route symbols were supposedly replaced by destination signs in 1918, this one has both, possibly a transition period. The earlier use of route symbols may indicate a high level of illiteracy at that time. The number 235 was used twice: -1894 horse drawn No. 46 converted in 1900 and renumbered 235 -1922 Spa Rd built, number 235 reused Probably the former. We've seen this tram before. Here it is at its Terenure terminus catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000747784

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    suckindeesel

    • 28/Jul/2020 11:02:25

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Ahh the Harcourt Diner!, last stop on the way home after a night on the tiles, A southside version of The Last Post.

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    suckindeesel

    • 28/Jul/2020 11:26:49

    The Picturedome cinema, 1912 - 1922, dailyedge.ie/1348393

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    Bernard Healy

    • 28/Jul/2020 11:35:36

    According to this, the Picturedrome was here from 1912-1922 www.dailyedge.ie/old-cinemas-dublin-1348393-Mar2014/

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    suckindeesel

    • 28/Jul/2020 11:38:38

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy Yes, but can you see what's showing?

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    suckindeesel

    • 28/Jul/2020 11:44:38

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] In the immortal words of The News of the World, "All human life is there" All that's missing is a boat.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 28/Jul/2020 12:04:59

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] I can't make it out. I'm abiut 75% sure that there's a 'Shop to Let' sign in the window of O'Hara's, though. Perhaps someone can track down a listing for that. Note also - St Patrick's Day cards for sale in the Post Office - it must be springtime. Note the Stephen's Inks thermometer - www.oldshopstuff.com/Forum/tabid/1803/aft/8438/Default.aspx No help with dating, though :( I keep thinking one or other of the advertisements will point to something that'll narrow the date, but they're all fairly broad - e.g. Bovril, Milkmaid, Murray's Mellow Mixture, etc...

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    cargeofg

    • 28/Jul/2020 15:33:50

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] What about a motorcycle ?

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    jamica1

    • 28/Jul/2020 15:42:32

    Great mixture of technologies.

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    suckindeesel

    • 28/Jul/2020 16:50:08

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy The white model of the thermometer was replaced by the blue model in the 1920s. The Picturedrome poster seems to be advertising a movie called 'Annie' of which there are several candidates from that era. However, I could easily be mistaken as it's very blurry. The cinema was so small that patrons had to avoid the projector when entering and it didn't advertise in the papers. No sign of any WW1 references, despite its proximity to Portobello Barracks, but that's hardly conclusive.

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    suckindeesel

    • 28/Jul/2020 16:51:07

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Yes, missed that one.

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    suckindeesel

    • 28/Jul/2020 17:32:42

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy I see an ad for Hadges Nessim cigarettes, an Egyptian brand. Online ads for their tobacco tins merely say '1920s' PS Ladies hemlines seem to have risen, suggest post war, 1918 - 1920?

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    Bernard Healy

    • 28/Jul/2020 18:08:57

    Re: Hadges Nessim - from my Googling they’re mentioned in the 1916 London Gazette & in a German magazine from 1905.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 28/Jul/2020 18:11:38

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I agree with you that absence of evidence of WWI is striking. No evidence of War of Independence either. Given the car registration & the tram, etc... I think your 1918-20 is very plausible.

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    cargeofg

    • 29/Jul/2020 07:33:19

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland We had a motor cycle in a Hogan Wilson photo HOGW 128. Dublin reg of RI 3434. Photo dated 1920/21.

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    suckindeesel

    • 29/Jul/2020 15:41:02

    What's that hanging from the left hand side of the bike, a scabbard?

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 06/Aug/2020 08:00:13

    great image

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Apr/2021 14:45:45

    In EAS_1784 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] links above, there are posters at left from March 1912. In this one, https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy notes St. Patricks Day cards. The same Patricks Day Card ad is in the window in the 1912 one. This is likely March 1912 also.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Apr/2021 05:26:55

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Updated