Is Belfast Fish, Flesh or Fowl?

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A wonderful Eason image for today with High Street, Belfast in all its glory. Trams, carriages, sidecars, pedestrians, all on a long, busy High Street with awnings out to protect the windows from the sun. Looking at the long dresses of the ladies, I suspect that it was taken at the early part of the date range – if not before?

One thing for sure, there are no microwave hairdo's on display :-)

Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: Between 1900-1920

NLI Ref: Eas 417

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    Foxglove

    • 07/Jan/2021 09:09:59

    the Albert clock tower is not yet leaning at the jaunty angle it poses today. there is so much activiy and detail here that I think I will be lost and quiet for many lockdown hours. thanks for continuing to post images

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Jan/2021 09:23:24

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove Your interest, comments, research and humour make this a labour of love for us. We Marys enjoy this stream at least as much as all the Flickroonies!

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    finieddu2

    • 07/Jan/2021 09:24:50

    Vista su - Seen in: Flickr Global Vai a Flickr Global

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Jan/2021 09:26:43

    Mr French / Lawrence was there also (slightly earlier, at 12:53). Spot the Differences! - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000040112

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Jan/2021 09:31:12

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I sometimes wonder if the Eason images are actually Lawrence shots????

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Jan/2021 09:46:48

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Help! I'm having the dejas all over again ... at 15:25 ...https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5785358121/

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Jan/2021 09:56:18

    YIKES! It is a popular view ... www.flickr.com/photos/proni/13733091273/ [https://www.flickr.com/photos/omahalibrary/3111272438/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8252913808/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/belfastcitycouncil/5020428916/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/claudiocirinei/3345844829/]

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Jan/2021 10:30:52

    Electric trams, so 1905 at earliest.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Jan/2021 10:38:01

    Belfast trams were red and white

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Jan/2021 11:39:58

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia You've had a bad attack of the dejas but hopefully there is a vaccine for it;-)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Jan/2021 11:46:44

    Looking at Lennon Wylie Street directories page, we are before 1910, when the Albion Cloth Company was gone from 14.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Jan/2021 11:52:48

    probably before 1908.

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    derangedlemur

    • 07/Jan/2021 12:00:59

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia ...ich hatte wieder mal ein Rendezvous, Ach nee, das heißt ja Déjà-vu...

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    suckindeesel

    • 07/Jan/2021 13:57:03

    I see Jacob's Marie, not Marietta, advertised on the tram. The Marie biscuit was created by the London bakery Peek Freans in 1874 to commemorate the marriage of the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia to the Duke of Edinburgh. It became popular throughout Europe, particularly in Spain where, following the Civil War, the biscuit became a symbol of the country's economic recovery after bakeries produced mass quantities to consume a surplus of wheat. per Wikipedia

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 07/Jan/2021 17:31:07

    Fish, flesh and fowl. Sounds delectable.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 07/Jan/2021 17:35:55

    Window on the left has Commercial Union Assurance Co, which was formed in 1861, there were granted a coat of arms in 1928, I don't see them on the building or windows, so it's between those two dates. Doesn't help much with dating though. National Bank Ltd on the far left, was established in 1845 at 34 and 35 College Green, Dublin. This branch was opened in 1897, so the photo is no earlier than that date. encircleworldphotos.photoshelter.com/image/I0000MzOwpDGSWeM

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    davidsbingham

    • 07/Jan/2021 19:05:46

    Great that Sawers are still going strong, albeit from a different location. Online as well sawersbelfast.com so obviously still got a good eye for business

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Jan/2021 20:02:44

    Aside https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] You sent me a-googling; 1980s German pop-punk bands are not good at breakfast time! Or anytime!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Jan/2021 20:20:54

    That advertising on Sawers blinds (and other shops) seems to be aimed at the people on the top deck of the trams. Which reminds me of the wonderful 1901 Belfast pre-electric tram film - youtu.be/QQnDrqigK8E (colourized version, accompanied by Schubert)

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    mgirard011

    • 08/Jan/2021 02:30:49

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    Josef...

    • 08/Jan/2021 15:36:08

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    Vab2009

    • 08/Jan/2021 18:43:43

    “Sawers is a family business established in 1897 that has always prided itself on stocking an extensive range of quality foods. Described as an Aladdin's Cave of culinary delights, Sawers is as famous in Belfast as the Titanic and in fact supplied the R.M.S. Titanic with olives, cheese and more for it's onboard functions” discovernorthernireland.com/food-and-drink/sawers-limited...

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    Vab2009

    • 08/Jan/2021 18:49:24

    Is it my imagination or are all the trams (and nearly all the traffic) going in the same direction - towards the camera? Just a couple of carts going the other way in a narrow lane on the side.

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    Josef...

    • 09/Jan/2021 05:57:47

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    maczeug2

    • 09/Jan/2021 14:02:38

     Very nice image ;-)