Main Street, Wexford by Lawrence Studios

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Where: Wexford, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1895

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Thought it'd be interesting to have a look at a typical "Main Street" photo not as a Then and Now shot but as Then and Then by Lawrence and Poole Photographic Studios! Unsure of the dates for these two Wexford photos, but they must have been around a similar date by the looks of the businesses obvious in each photo?

P.S. This just in - identification of someone in a photo posted back on 2 January! :)

Date: Circa 1895?

NLI Ref.: L_CAB_08418


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    economic quiet

    • 25/Jun/2012 09:15:35

    The window in the top left is in the same open position in both pictures, must be jammed.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 25/Jun/2012 09:27:17[email protected] Well spotted! That room must have been freezing in the winter...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Jun/2012 10:17:15

    Streetview OS 25" map

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    • 25/Jun/2012 18:27:47

    good photo!

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    • 25/Jun/2012 19:24:31

    Philip Cowman Census he is single and living with 4 others (assistants in the shop and a commercial traveller) in house 12 in Selskar Street, which is just down the road from where the picture was taken. I wonder if any of these men are standing outside of Cowmans shop?

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    maorlando - God keeps me as I lean on Him!!

    • 26/Jun/2012 00:17:15

    Luv vintage photos like this... wonderful!!!

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    scientific linen

    • 27/Jun/2012 08:32:23

    I like the sign for the opticians on the right. (if thats what it is)

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    • 28/Jun/2012 11:43:48 It's slightly further open in the other picture. I don't think you can conclude that it's jammed on this evidence.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 28/Jun/2012 20:32:10 I would imagine it is an opticians.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 28/Jun/2012 20:34:48[email protected] You're right - flimsy evidence perhaps, but a nice whimsical thought... :)

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    • 16/Nov/2012 14:13:24

    Have a look at this early Film you can clearly see Godkins shopfront at 2.07 mins. Richards and Walshe is also mentioned Life in Wexford 1902 See Also []