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When: 24 September 1924

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Back to the Poole Collection today, and a portrait of a very pretty lady in “Cowgirl” dress. Commissioned by Mr. Piper of Carlow she has one of the sweetest smiles we have seen on this stream! The title on the catalogue is simply “LADY” so who was she, and is there any explanation for the Wild West gear?

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Collection, Waterford

Date: ca. 24 September 1924

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3211

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Mar/2021 08:51:40

    24 September 1924 was a Wednesday ...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Mar/2021 09:14:03

    Fred Piper also commissioned this picture of Gentleman on the 27th of September 1924, sadly not in western get up.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Mar/2021 09:18:02

    Piper, hmm, wasn't there something with Piper and the Tramore amusements? Tramore Races. Toft's Show. Tramore Amusement Field Here is a young Fred Piper in the 1911 census, his father a Steam Circus Proprietor. And here is the record of a Fred Piper, traveller, father William, traveller, marrying Rosie Duffy, traveller, in 1928.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 16/Mar/2021 09:22:03

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley and he has a rather nonchalant look somewhat like the lady! That hat of his looks "showman"ish?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Mar/2021 09:25:20

    Ah, the source of my Deja View: September 27, 1924 From the comments on that one: Albert Frederick (Freddie )Piper who was married to Rosina( Rosie) Duffy,she came from a circus family, and had been an acrobat on horses

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    Foxglove

    • 16/Mar/2021 09:41:15

    ....quietly I hum "Cowgirl in the sand"

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Mar/2021 09:41:32

    She might be in this shot from 1911 in Strabane as a child: flashbak.com/23-extraordinary-photos-of-circus-performers...

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    ielganzoury

    • 16/Mar/2021 11:11:26

    صوره دى جميله فيها احساس عميق

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    maczeug2

    • 16/Mar/2021 11:38:52

     What a nice picture! ;-)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Mar/2021 12:46:17

    There are 4 undigitized Poole photos in the archive, POOLEK 4446, 4447, 4448, and 4449 from c.1926 commissioned by Mr. John Duffy, Duffy's Circus.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 16/Mar/2021 16:10:35

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Yes, she's the one with her hand over her face:-)

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    John Spooner

    • 16/Mar/2021 18:42:17

    August 18th to 24th 1924 saw a number of cowboy sports events at Croke Park. Among those taking part were Vera McGinnis, world's champion cowgirl, trick rider and relay racer; Ruth Roche, champion cowgirl bronk rider; and Bea Kirnan, prizewinner in cowgirls' trick riding and bronk riding contests at Wembley. (Northern Whig - Saturday 02 August 1924) I wonder if she is one of these 3?

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    John Spooner

    • 16/Mar/2021 18:53:46

    I do hope it's Ruth Roche "Ruth Roche, aflame in crimson and standing upright on her mount, galloped the length of the course, looking like nothing so much as the Winged Victory of Samothrace" (Weekly Freeman's Journal - Saturday 23 August 1924)

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    Carol Maddock

    • 16/Mar/2021 20:30:48

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ You might be right! Ruth's father was from Wellington Bridge in Co. Wexford, according to Irish Examiner, 4 August 1924.

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    suckindeesel

    • 16/Mar/2021 23:14:38

    "A century of touring shows By competition forced to close. The circus with its big top slain As TV, apps, and laptops reign." Richard Thomas

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 17/Mar/2021 06:34:05

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner Any resemblance to the headless 'Winged Victory of Samothrace' is a little far in the fetched department! https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/51005869251/ via https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

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    John Spooner

    • 17/Mar/2021 19:23:00

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Ruth Roach/Roche rr

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 17/Mar/2021 20:51:44

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner Great work, virtual sticky buns all around.