The title of this photo which has been folded many times is Workhouse Scene
and shows women and children crowded into very poor conditions. The "Workhouse" was almost a death sentence for people back in the 1800's and at a time of plenty with a pandemic out there it might not be a bad time to remember their suffering? The title comes from a poem by Valerie Bellefleur:
Children of darkness do not play under the Bluebird sky
nor do they feel the sunshine of a summer's morning
on little backs and faces..
instead they toil from dawn to dusk in rooms of
darkness with dirt floors and grey walls.
Date: Around 1890-1910
NLI Ref: NPA WK
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons