Then we had moving Swiss Cottages!

Download this image

More from this collection

Related by When

Related by Where

Research Help!

Where: Leinster, County Kilkenny, Ireland

Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.

When: Unknown

Try to find the date or year when this image was made.
Some years ago we had the phenomenon of moving statues which caused worldwide interest but back in 1920 Waterford had a moving Swiss Cottage and only Captain Fanning paid any attention:-)

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: ca. 12 August 1920


You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at


Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Views: 16527
ahpoole arthurhenripoole poolecollection glassnegative nationallibraryofireland theswisscottagethequays waterford cowaterford munster ssswisscottage

Add Tags
  • profile


    • 14/Mar/2022 08:54:45

    12 August 1920 was a Thursday ... Previously, Captain Fanning and the Swiss Cottage -

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Mar/2022 09:21:51

    Dated August 1920 In the catalogue, and POOLEWP 2863 before and POOLEWP 2865 just after this one are both also dated 1920. From Sharon's research on the above shots, Captain Fanning died in 1910. So I think this is just mislabelled.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 14/Mar/2022 09:26:01

    That doesn't look like Waterford quays to me.

  • profile


    • 14/Mar/2022 12:09:50 Is it Cork? That sticky-up thing in the background looks like the city hall.

  • profile


    • 14/Mar/2022 13:16:07

    I'm thinking from somewhere along here:

  • profile


    • 15/Mar/2022 04:15:20

    Congrats on Explore! ⭐ March 14, 2022

  • profile


    • 15/Mar/2022 05:33:08

    Glückwunsch zu Explore !

  • profile


    • 15/Mar/2022 06:33:40


  • profile

    le cabri

    • 15/Mar/2022 12:39:18

    Thats great

  • profile

    [email protected]

    • 15/Mar/2022 12:47:37

     Congratulations on explore! ;-)

  • profile

    Jan 1147

    • 15/Mar/2022 13:40:44

    Beautiful capture. Congrats on Explore !

  • profile


    • 15/Mar/2022 17:18:05

    Wonderful photo 👍 Hello my friend, i am participating in a national photography contest and I need your help to vote on my photo (if you like it of course) the link of the vote : And thank you in advance ;) :)

  • profile


    • 16/Mar/2022 12:15:27