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Where: Northern Ireland, Antrim, United Kingdom

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When: 17 July 1902

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The clarity of this photo taken on Main Street in Larne is pretty amazing - have a zoom in if you don't believe me, but most amazing of all is the clearest news poster ever. Hope it doesn't spoil your fun that the date is (for once) easy to read - Thursday, 17 July 1902 - but plenty of other riches in this one!

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Apparently Larne had a “booming incoming tourist trade as it was the gateway to the Glens of Antrim and with a variety of hotels. People from Belfast would go to Larne by train for days out, but also there would be visitors on the ferries from Scotland on day trips – Stranraer was only 2½ hours away. This explains the ‘Irish Souvenir Warehouse’ branding which was aimed primarily at Scottish visitors.” (Thanks Bill H)

Date: Around Thursday, 17 July 1902

NLI Ref.: L_ROY_03104

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    DannyM8

    • 26/Jun/2013 08:03:21

    Given its the "Weekly News" perhaps it is not taken on the day? (just to be persnickety)

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    DannyM8

    • 26/Jun/2013 08:11:33

    www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001561167/ Edward Wm Mack - Photographer Not there in 1901

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    DannyM8

    • 26/Jun/2013 08:13:10

    www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001561165/ Matthew Gettenby in 1911 - Manufacturer Draper in 1901 and correct spelling!

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    billh35

    • 26/Jun/2013 08:16:25

    At the time Larne had a booming incoming tourist trade as it was the gateway to the Glens of Antrim and with a variety of hotels. People from Belfast would go to Larne by train for days out but also there would be visitors on the ferries from Scotland on day trips - Stranraer was only 2 1/2 hours away. This explains the "Irish Souvenir Warehouse" branding which was aimed primarily at Scottish visitors.

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    DannyM8

    • 26/Jun/2013 08:30:12

    Welch's Irish Views. The Robert Welch photographs in Birmingham Central Library form part of the Sir Benjamin Stone Collection; acquired by Benjamin Stone between 1904 and 1906. Archives and Heritage Service hold more than 400 of his photos. Robert Welch, born in 1859, had a photographic studio in Belfast. Though he never married he had many friends who spoke of his helpfulness and generosity, he was described as a 'friend to all the world'. He died in 1936. Robert Welch travelled all over Ireland taking photos of the people and their way of life; he advertised himself as an 'ethnographer'. As a commercial photographer, he sold copies to many different organisations. His photos were used as postcards, as illustrations for travel books, and to accompany scientific lectures www.birmingham.gov.uk/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagena...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Jun/2013 08:52:36

    Australian Burgundy Rubicon A Gilbey's brand, apparently.

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    DannyM8

    • 26/Jun/2013 09:09:19

    www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001561801/ Could be our Boyd's? EDIT - Don't think so see note on Agnes below www.lennonwylie.co.uk/PT1901L1.htm Boyd, James, photographer, book seller, stationer, and draper, emigration agency, etc., Main Street

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Jun/2013 09:21:20

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Understand your persnicketyness, but I'm in a wild and reckless mood today! :)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Jun/2013 09:22:16

    Hey, it's our friend the HTTP error, Invalid Port! 2/6 a bottle.

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    DannyM8

    • 26/Jun/2013 09:28:55

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Lovely!! - can you please have a look at your flickr mail - I am looking for a little help. Thanks

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 26/Jun/2013 10:31:25

    Are those shillelaghs hanging there (see note)?

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    Salty Windows

    • 26/Jun/2013 10:34:18

    NLI lass, you're fast becoming the Chris Hadfield of the Library world. Just a little more grounded!

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    DannyM8

    • 26/Jun/2013 10:40:05

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Salty, I agree. I am waiting for "NLI Lass" to release her music video...... Space Oddity - Oh Carol!!!!

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    DannyM8

    • 26/Jun/2013 10:52:30

    www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000367147/ 1901 Bank Manager - next to Gettinby www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000367146/ 1901 Post Master - next to Bank

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    DannyM8

    • 26/Jun/2013 11:02:13

    Upstairs at Gilbeys. Later in the 18th century John Wesley, the great Methodism preacher and revivalist preached in Larne. A small plaque in the High Street marks the place where John Wesley preached

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    DannyM8

    • 26/Jun/2013 11:07:52

    Looks like the Boyd's sold out in 1903 to Apsleys - they are still there see Google map above. ( I wonder if this was a photo for the Auctioneer???) In 1903 William James Apsley from Carnduff bought the shop for his daughters Sarah and Lizzie. They took charge of a shop which not only sold newspapers, fancy goods and Irish souvenirs, but also acted as a shipping agent for emigrants seeking work in America, Canada and Australia www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/yourplaceandmine/antrim/A10...

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    O Mac

    • 26/Jun/2013 11:09:07

    NLI have a collection of Robert Welch's photographs including a nice one of our "NLI lass's" pad.

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    DannyM8

    • 26/Jun/2013 11:10:59

    www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/Larne/Ma... Here is Boyd in 1901 - Agnes H - A Widow Stationer and Draper.

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    DannyM8

    • 26/Jun/2013 11:17:20

    www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Larne/Ma... Sarah Jane Apsley there in 1911 - living with her sister (Margt Elizabeth) and her husband ( Charles Buchanan)

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    Gerry Ward

    • 26/Jun/2013 12:15:54

    The Northern Bank at 5 Main Street, next door to Gettinby’s, was demolished shortly after this to make way for GW Ferguson’s 1907 building, which was set back from the street line, although now it has had a ground floor extension. The Northern Bank, now Danske Bank, moved further along Main Street.

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    ccferrie

    • 26/Jun/2013 12:56:22

    This photo is the opposite side of the street from this other NLI photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8186807527/in/photolist-dtrwDV

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    ccferrie

    • 26/Jun/2013 13:03:26

    The photo was taken before Main Street was extended into Upper Main Street which happened sometime before 1930

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    O Mac

    • 26/Jun/2013 13:34:53

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] The sunny side of the street

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    Inverarra

    • 26/Jun/2013 19:44:33

    One of the best. Thanks.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 27/Jun/2013 08:41:32

    Six of the best ... with a blackthorn shillelagh ... OUCH!

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    J_Mazer

    • 13/Dec/2014 06:58:17

    Great angle!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Jun/2015 20:57:11

    I have just added this photo to our 50,000+ Views Album https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/sets/72157651136879037