At first sight this image of York Street in Belfast looked like a painting from the English artist L S Lowry, with matchstalk men and women on a busy street. The two “boys” in the middle of the street in particular looked the part, but the wonders of MegaZoom bring the whole thing to life. What are the “boys” doing out there, and what more can we find out about the scene?
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
NLI Ref: L_CAB_02410
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons