IMPERIAL WEEK - Eden Quay from Bachelors Walk

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To conclude our IMPERIAL WEEK we have a partial Imperial Plate with a view from Bachelors Walk along Eden Quay and down river to Dublin Bay. It is such a busy picture that the loss of the bottom left corner really is a pity because of all the detail that has been lost.
Thank you all for your many contributions during the week and while we are at it a virtual sticky bun with extra stickiness to Beachcomber Australia for his transformation of "Cabooses" to 'Cabeece". A new one for future Flickroonies to use and savour!!!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_IMP_2293

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    O Mac

    • 19/Aug/2022 08:08:21

    1910ish?

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 19/Aug/2022 08:09:11

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/ Thank you for the 'virtual sticky bun with extra stickiness'. Bang goes the virtual diet! It's #WorldPhotographyDay (Friday 19/08/2022) And 13:39

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    Foxglove

    • 19/Aug/2022 08:17:14

    is that a small dog on the road aligned with the wall clock at left .... or just a bigger than usual pile if pooh ?

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 19/Aug/2022 08:34:40

    One minute later at 13:40 ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/45371501295/in/photostream/

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 19/Aug/2022 08:36:26

    CORRECTION! It's the same image. Detail re-found.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/Aug/2022 09:10:22

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Thank you for the extra detail. Not Imperial but nice to have. Since you've given up the virtual diet you can have another virtual sticky bun with extra stickiness as a bonus!

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    suckindeesel

    • 19/Aug/2022 09:43:10

    The no. 15 to Terenure from 1899 The no. 23 to the Park from 1900 (St.) George’s Quay railway station renamed Tara St. in 1921 The no. 8 to Dalkey from 1898

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    suckindeesel

    • 19/Aug/2022 10:26:05

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Feels like deja vu this morning, have we been here before?

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 19/Aug/2022 11:42:45

    I seem to remember that those tall electric lamp posts were replaced by lower swan-necked lights around 1903. Cannot remember where or why. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] will know ...

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    Bernard Healy

    • 19/Aug/2022 11:45:35

    There is an interesting sign on the left of the pic - Globe Express Ltd and the Parcel Office of what I assume is a railway company. The initials look like: I (or L?) A NW Ry - Can anyone match that to a railway company?

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 19/Aug/2022 12:06:02

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy] L&NWR - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_and_North_Western_Railway

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    Bernard Healy

    • 19/Aug/2022 12:19:08

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Thank you! I should really have figured that out myself.

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    suckindeesel

    • 19/Aug/2022 12:49:42

    Their terminus was further down the quays, ‘North Wall Station’

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    suckindeesel

    • 19/Aug/2022 14:53:03

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ No, I think it’s an insulator on the overhead catenary

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    O Mac

    • 19/Aug/2022 16:15:19

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I haven't been right after the virtual sticky bun I got last week.

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    suckindeesel

    • 19/Aug/2022 16:23:03

    A colourised version, a snip at €475 www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/le-pont-oconnell-...

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    John Spooner

    • 19/Aug/2022 18:46:23

    There's an advert for Arthur Webb's "Trocken" boots on the tram at bottom right. Here's an advert for his boots from 1890Irish Times - Saturday 12 April 1890 One's eye is immediately drawn to the entry for "Fetiche" boots. But there's more Irish Times - Saturday 12 April 1890 Ladies have the choice (among others) between "Fetiche" boots and affordable "Fetiche" shoes. I can only assume that the word "fetiche" or "fetish" in 1890s Dublin did not have the connotations which it has with us today (or with me at least - I can't speak for everyone). (Irish Times - Saturday 12 April 1890) According to a 1886 advert, Fetiche Boots were "registered at the Patent Office, with pointed, medium or wide toes" (Irish Times - Monday 1 March 1886) WARNING: Those of a delicate disposition might want to avoid googling "Fetiche boots". I've come across the meaning of "an inanimate object worshipped for its supposed magical powers or because it is considered to be inhabited by a spirit.", specifically in West Africa, where a market stall in Bamako had such objects for sale (eye of newt, toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog - that sort of thing) but I can't imagine how it could apply to a pair of Arthur Webb's boots. Perhaps it was just a foreign-sounding word which Arthur thought might hint at the sophistication of far-away places. See also "Trocken" hinting at German efficiency and reliability. The adverts for Fetiche Boots petered out in 1892, while Trocken Boots were still available in 1915.

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    John Spooner

    • 19/Aug/2022 19:22:30

    There's a sign just in front of the L & NWR sign, which I think is for the Laird Line service between Dublin and Morecambe, and Dublin and Glasgow. The agents were Wells and Holohan of Eden Quay and 73 North Wall. Single fares (to Morecambe) were: cabin 12s 6d and steerage 4s 0d. Average passage was 9 hours. (Irish Independent - Monday 01 January 1900) I think the sign says LAIRD LINE STEAMERS GLASGOW GREENOCK AND MORECAMBE BOOKING OFFICE More on Laird Line

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/Aug/2022 19:38:56

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Ha ha......

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    suckindeesel

    • 19/Aug/2022 20:23:37

    Zebra grate polish was introduced by Reckits in 1890

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    suckindeesel

    • 19/Aug/2022 21:06:10

    Eden Quay 1916 https://flic.kr/p/7E3Pyd

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    suckindeesel

    • 19/Aug/2022 21:16:08

    There’s a 1911 DIA entry for Hopkins and Hopkins, corner of O’Connell St/Eden Quay. Missing from our photo but visible in that other version. It’s unclear if this is a new build or a refurb.