Mrs. Browner of Adelaide Road in Dublin dressed up in her finery to pose for Arthur Henri in his studio in Waterford for this fine portrait. Older ladies tended to dress in black as a matter of course, but were these indeed “Widows Weeds”, or is Morning Mary in her dotage??
Today we are posting our 3,000th image to Flickr, and at the rate of one per day that is a great piece of work! From the early days onwards with Carol posting and giving us all the benefit of her quirky humour, and on to the Marys we have had some mighty craic. Best of all has been the contributions to the research of the images, and the stories behind them. On behalf of all at the National Library, Carol, and the Marys, we say thank you for all who stayed the course!
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Collection
Date: Around 7 November 1905
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 1496
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons