Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Oh the liberty to browse!
And there is an exterior shot: POOLEWP 1701 which tells us this is #112.
A Nokia Care shop in this 2017 streetview, looks like a Restaurant in 2019.
The shopfront pilasters still survive.
The NIAH lets us down today.
Publishers, Booksellers, Stationers and Church Furnishers, 50, Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin, and The Quay, Waterford, Ireland.
Still publishing books,although both shops closed, the Dublin one in 1979.
From the exterior shot
Ha! Mr Poole has captured himself in the exterior photo (to the right of that cross candelabra). And he tried to scratch himself out.
The Repairer to CTC sign suggests this was a bicycle repair shop at some point between 1878 (the CTC founded) and 1907.
At www.waterfordcouncil.ie/departments/culture-heritage/fami... I see 112 was:
1839 Shearman: Charles Parr, perfumer/haircutter and
Charles Ambrose, Cabinet Maker.
In 1877 Harvey and 1894 Egan: James Callaghan, bootmaker.
In 1909-10 Thoms, MH Gill and Sons, as shown.
I think John Callaghan, 50, still has the bootshop in the 1901 census. Sister Statia is a tobacconist.
Maybe not, I can't get the numbers of windows to line up.
Maybe so: James dies in 1887, son John P. present.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley A particularly fine example of the CTC plaque, which unfortunately hasn't survived.
The 2019 streetview cheats and uses the 2017 version for Coffee House Lane.
A bit 'ecclesiastical" for my taste, but Gills have managed to survive into present times. Same Gill as 'Gill & Macmillan'.
I wish we could see the titles of the books more clearly - I'm sure we could narrow down the date range if they were legible.
(Sorry - I see that we already have a 1907 date from the catalogue!)
If you look at the wall with the crucifixes, you'll see the same item that is in my picture. I found it in the sacristy of the church in Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry. The Latin text gives a clue to its use - that's the prayer that priests were required to say when they washed their hands before Mass. As best as I can tell, if a sacristy didn't have piped water, then something like this could be used to store water until it was needed for handwashing or filling the water cruet used in the celebration of Mass.
The signwriting in the exterior shot looks very crisp to me: I wonder if the shop had just recently opened.
Yes, on Nov 1st 1907, I see a story with "... Gill & Son, Publishers, of Dublin, who recently opened an Establishment on the Quay, Waterford, have appointed Mr."
From our advertising columns we see that Messrs. M. H. Gill & Son, Publishers, of Dublin, who recently opened an Establishment on the Quay, Waterford, have appointed Mr. James Cooney, Who Is well known in the city, to be a joint manager with Mr. Robert Collins, from their Dublin house. Mr.Cooney's local knowledge and Mr. Collins' large experience of the book business will enable them to carry on an extensive trade. Messrs. Gill's name Is
well known throughout the country as publishers, booksellers, and manufacturers of church furniture.
Here is Mr. James Cooney, Bookseller, and family in the 1911 census, and here is Mr. Robert Collins, likewise.
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The postcards on the stand in the centre of the photo are probably mostly local views.
Left column, top to bottom: 1. Reginald's Tower and the Quay; 2. The Quay?; 3. ?; 4. ?; 5. Barronstrand Street?; 6. ecclesiastical ruins; 7. Waterford bridge from Mount Misery; 8. street near the Quay?
Right column, top to bottom: 1. Lismore Castle; 2. Waterford bridge from Mount Misery; 3. People's Park?; 4. rugby match?; 5. church; 6. church; 7. The Quay; 8. ?
To the right of the stand is a children's book, The Fairy Something. To the left of the stand is a stack of school atlases.
The books on the bookcase include Spiritual Pepper and Salt by William Stang, and The Sins of Society. https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I wonder if they were products of the Poole organisation?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Seems likely!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Oh! That helps with dating. Spiritual Pepper & Salt (what a title!) seems to have been published in 1902.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ But “The Sins of Society” narrows it down further. That seems to have been a series of sermons preached by Fr Bernard Vaughan at the rather posh Farm Street Jesuit church “during the season” of 1906. (It was said that the Farm Street Jesuits used to have their newspapers ironed before reading them at breakfast.) Anyway, we can’t be earlier than 1906. So that fits perfectly with the 1907 date deduced from other evidence.