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Marketing is essential if one is to have a successful business and Mr. Poole was no slouch when it came to the task! Here is his stall at an exhibition with a display of his wares and work. He is also advertising painting and priced in "Guineas" no less, none of your Mickey Mouse pounds for such fine work!


Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: between ca. 1901 and 1954 Most probably 1888 or 89

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0173a

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 09/Aug/2022 08:31:56

    07:34 or 19:34 ? The minute hand is blurred, so it must have been a very long exposure.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 09/Aug/2022 08:53:19

    I’m pretty sure the sign near the clock reads Dobbyn. That probably sets the date to no later than 1926 per this page. www.timepieceantiqueclocks.com/getproductMobile.php?prodI.... I’m annoyed with myself that I don’t recognise the bishop in one of the photos.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 09/Aug/2022 08:56:00

    "11, Mall, Waterford" is across the road from no. 34, Mr Poole's later premises. Where the Munster Bar (Est. 1853) is now - goo.gl/maps/CvQnrsJiNW2XcMb89

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    Foxglove

    • 09/Aug/2022 09:05:47

    hint of a street name, with trade. 15 South...

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    derangedlemur

    • 09/Aug/2022 09:44:19

    There seems to be a photo of Edward VII in military uniform, which would probably limit the date range to 1901-1910.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 09/Aug/2022 09:49:46

    This doesn't really help with dating, but Megazoom shows a label attached to the painting of the bearded man on the left. "Mr TD Sullivan MP Ex-Lord Mayor of Dublin." Timothy Daniel Sullivan - the man who wrote "God Save Ireland" was an MP from 1880 to 1900, and was Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1886 to 1888. So - definitely post-1888, which doesn't help us much. Given the overall vibes, I'd say c.1900

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 09/Aug/2022 11:31:31

    More about "11 Mall Waterford" address. There are a couple of CdVs with that address discussed in this very detailed history of Poole in Waterford, downloadable here - www.academia.edu/35046935/Eyes_fixed_on_the_past Including - No other reference [except today's photo] has been found to indicate that the Poole Photographic Firm operated at any time from 11 The Mall. The census returns of 1911 supplied for Arthur Poole and his family are for 12 The Mall, the premises adjacent to G.D.Croker’s business. The fact that a photography business existed at 11 The Mall could account for Chandler’s assumption that the 1855 photograph by Strangman Davis-Goff was of Poole’s Photography premises. Returns for the premises at 11 The Mall are not recorded in the 1911 census, which indicates that it was a business and not a residential location ... From page 32 on ... Someone clever sort it all out please!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 09/Aug/2022 13:18:16

    That is William Ewart Gladstone (29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898) - who appears twice in the front row on the table. He was last Prime Minister in 1894.

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    ofarrl

    • 09/Aug/2022 14:55:31

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] I suspect that A.H. Poole rented a studio for several years during the 1880's from G.D. Croker who seems to have been a friend of the family, he was a witness at Poole's wedding to Elizabeth Moran in 1884. Croker operated from 11 The Mall and another photographer by the name of W. Street did also but I don't have clear dates for him. Poole was definitely in business at 11 The Mall in 1886 just a couple of years after opening his first studio in Rose Lane in 1884. Some examples of CDV backs from 11 The Mall 11 The Mall Waterford

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    hliguy

    • 09/Aug/2022 16:14:31

    There a few uncommon portraits that I would like for my collection.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 09/Aug/2022 21:25:49

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thank you, that's great. "... This or any other portrait enlarged to any size and finished in oil, water colours etc." (imho the paintings are dreadful kitsch, but fascinating) So we are wrenched back to the mid 1880s. An exhibition in a hall somewhere with electric lighting and ironwork showing plants (to the left of the "P" in Poole).

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    Bernard Healy

    • 09/Aug/2022 23:47:27

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Pardon my pedantry, but a little later than the mid-1880s - The reference to TD Sullivan as ex-Lord Mayor puts us 1888 or later.

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    ofarrl

    • 10/Aug/2022 01:43:55

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy I would say 1888 or 89. Poole moved to 34 The Mall in 1889 which became his main place of business. In December 1888 he placed an advertisement in the Waterford News looking for a premises on The Quay with a shop suitable as a branch establishment for the production of cheap photographs. The address given was still 11 The Mall at that time.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Aug/2022 07:26:43

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I will go with the date suggested. I also thought it peculiar that I did not recognise even one of the photos on show as being part of our Poole archive.

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    ofarrl

    • 10/Aug/2022 22:33:48

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Looking at the catalogue version of the picture I see a couple of photos in oval frames that are in the catalogue. One just to the right of the Reginald Tower one is this one catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590097 just above it is a general view of Tramore catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590098

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Aug/2022 07:36:00

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Well spotted, I missed that.