The Ups and Downs of Victoria Crescent

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Where: N Ireland, Causeway Coast and Glens, UK

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The whole northern coast of Ireland is a wonder of beautiful scenery, beautiful towns and villages, and welcoming people. And Portstewart is one of the very best. This Eason image shows Victoria Crescent in Portstewart in a very different time, with ladies in long dresses and the arrival of modern communications in the form of telegraph/phone poles!

Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: between 26th August 1910 - as per John Spooner

NLI Ref: EAS_2967

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    derangedlemur

    • 17/Aug/2020 07:51:54

    Sure we may as well have the streetview: goo.gl/maps/jsj1FGiwk7sKPyz3A

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    Foxglove

    • 17/Aug/2020 08:05:56

    does that mean that Victoria crescent is now Victoria Terrace ? was on August holiday here as a child (ie., last century) in one of the seafront hotels (just like the buildings in the photo) near to this street

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 17/Aug/2020 08:58:31

    The Royal Family were on strike ? !

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    cargeofg

    • 17/Aug/2020 09:00:17

    All very pedestrian today. No Dogs, horses , donkeys or a car.

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    Rossoindia

    • 17/Aug/2020 11:25:59

    Wow... Nice picture... Anyone knows what's that Studio?

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    Bernard Healy

    • 17/Aug/2020 12:20:07

    As regards dating, the best leads seem to be the newspaper posters. 1. The Daily Mail was founded in 1896, so we are after that. 2. There's another newspaper poster headed "Sketch". If that's from the Daily Sketch, then we are 1909 or later. But I'm not sure that it's not from another newspaper. 3. The Irish News is from 1891, so no help there. Can anyone track the headlines down. "Striking Royal Family Group" is very vague. "£2,350,000 a year Present to Ireland" might be easier to track down. But I'm not totally sure of the amount. Possibly £235,000.

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    rpgvlwqt88

    • 17/Aug/2020 12:25:57

    it certainly seems to be 7 figures - £2,390,000 I thought but maybe £2,350,000 makes more sense. Im fairly certain of the £2,39?,000 anyway. and yes it looks like the daily Sketch so it looks like being 1909 -1920

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    Bernard Healy

    • 17/Aug/2020 13:10:41

    I had an idea that it might not be the Daily Sketch. Turns out there was a paper called "The Sketch" founded in 1893. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sketch "It was published by the Illustrated London News Company and was primarily a society magazine with regular features on royalty and the aristocracy, theatre, cinema and art studies. It had a high photographic content with many studies of society ladies and their children as well as regular layouts of point to point racing meetings and similar events."

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    rpgvlwqt88

    • 17/Aug/2020 13:24:04

    It still looks to say Daily at the top rather than The

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    Bernard Healy

    • 17/Aug/2020 13:46:45

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Well spotted! Have a look at this: www.whytes.ie/art/1913-june-12-daily-sketch-newspaper-bil... The "Daily" is in much smaller text than the word "Sketch". So, 1909 or after...

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    acceptable lip

    • 17/Aug/2020 14:17:29

     Love it ;-)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 17/Aug/2020 21:17:10

    Details (again!) of "W. R. & S" = William Ritchie and Sons Ltd of Edinburgh and London . . . 1892 William Ritchie and Sons Ltd were Wholesale Stationers and Printers from 1892. At various dates from 1892 until 1958, W. Ritchie and Sons were also: Fancy Goods Importers Publishers of Picture Post-cards and Christmas Cards Specialists in Leather Goods 1907-1918 The company was also listed as Photographers. From - www.gracesguide.co.uk/William_Ritchie_and_Sons

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 17/Aug/2020 21:35:37

    Re "Royal Family Group", this via Trove in 1912, but after 1910 . . . ROYAL FAMILY GROUP. Some time ago His Majesty, King George V., had a group photograph taken of the Royal family, with the object of having copies presented to various schools throughout the Empire. Forty-five copies were sent to Queensland. ... ... From - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/183187339

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    Flickr

    • 18/Aug/2020 04:17:21

    Congrats on Explore! ⭐ August 17, 2020

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    gato-gato-gato

    • 18/Aug/2020 06:24:00

    Super! Check my photography blog at gatogatogato.ch/blog/

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    John Spooner

    • 18/Aug/2020 07:54:53

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland "Britains Present To Ireland" was a headline in the Westmeath Guardian and Longford News-Letter on Friday 26 August 1910, and no doubt many in many other newspapers at the time, and refers to recently ("this week") published government figures and to the alleged gap between taxes raised in Ireland (£8,355,00) and money received by Ireland (£10,712,500), the difference being *drum roll* £2,350,000. (the figure quoted in the headline). Largely due, it was said, to old age pensions, a large number of young people having emigrated. Now to scan The Sketch for that month. I had a quick look without a date range and it includes royal family pictures very frequently and describes most of its pictures as 'striking' so gave up.

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    John Spooner

    • 18/Aug/2020 08:33:20

    The Northern Whig on 27th August 1910 has a column "The Illustrated Weeklys" which gives a run-down of the contents of the latest editions, including "The Ladies' Pictorial" which has "an interesting new Royal group is that of the children of the King and Queen", and the royal group also appears in the magazines "Black and White" and "the Queen". Incidentally the funeral of Florence Nightingale was also a popular pictorial subject. I can't find it in The Sketch, so it must be the Daily Sketch, which was a "pictorial morning paper".

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    John Spooner

    • 18/Aug/2020 08:38:38

    And here is that group, in the Daily Telegraph and Courier of 26 August 1910 I'll leave it for others do decide if it is striking or not Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) - Friday 26 August 1910.pdf

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    Bernard Healy

    • 18/Aug/2020 08:40:06

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ John, that’s wonderful! I tried searching the records of British Parliament debates (Hansard) for that number & turned up nothing. Looks like we have a very solid fix on when this pic was taken.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Aug/2020 08:47:43

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner Brilliant work John. We will have to have a talk about you taking a Monday off!! I have changed the date to 26th August 1910.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Aug/2020 09:16:40

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner] S T R I K I N G ! Prince John, front left, a sad story - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_John_of_the_United_Kingdom

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    le cabri

    • 18/Aug/2020 17:07:36

    Nice