Wondering if this is the earliest sighting of a "Post No Bills" warning in our photos (in the archway at the right - no. 18). This is Shop Street, Galway obviously bathed in glorious sunshine, with a horse-drawn tram that's a little full, to say the least. Also delighted to spot the beautifully dressed woman with her bicycle.
Not too sure about date, so hopefully there are some clues in this shot to help us... This tram leaves us between 1879 and 1918, from Niall McAuley's
link about the Galway and Salthill Tramway Company
. And Niall also points out that if the photographer had turned left (and gone through a hole in the space-time continuum!), then he would have seen this view
Thanks to mogey
for providing us with a Street View
of this now pedestrianised street.
Right, based on the comments below from Niall McAuley
, RETRO STU
, we're going to go mad altogether and posit 1910 as a date for this one!
Date: Circa 1910
NLI Ref.: L_CAB_06802
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons