Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Yep. All the tiles have fallen off the end wall of that house.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Wonder if the hotel was the Devonshire Arms back then? That's a very fine crest over the door.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Friary Street from OSI.
The "Cars for Hire" sign puts it an iggly wiggly bit later than 1900.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia It might mean Landaus or similar. They would have been occasionally referred to as cars before the advent of the motor car.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Yep, [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] is right - sidecars, etc. often referred to as cars. Sometimes "Post Cars for hire" as in this one, pre-1880...
Hmm - ok. How about that lady's coat and hat? 1910-ish? Or pigs might fly ...
A couple of oinks later - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000316350/Image?lookfor=http:...
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] If it's Oinks you're looking for, have unilaterally declared today to be Pig Day at Library Towers...
How about some contemporary verse (not my own, and not contemporary with the picture, but it does mention piggies)?
This little piggy's gone to market
This little piggy took his cut.
This little piggy got grassed on
This little piggy's gone phut!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] lol - never heard that version before!
Lovely historical piggy shot!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Slaters lists the "Devonshire Arms Hotel" in 1856 so maybe we can assume it was so called in 1900ish. Interesting, it is listed as also being a "posting house and excise office". This must be why we see the letterbox behind the hat lady....This box is still there!! The crest over the door is hard to make out but it has the shapes of the duke of Devonshire's coat of arms. A John Green was proprietor both in the 1901 and 1911census.
Posting house would not mean mail in 1846, it would mean that they'd have teams of horses available. A carriage would arrive with tired horses, change to the fresh ones and off you go, post haste. Wikipedia on postilions.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Ah, but that was from 'Slaters 1856 which lists a Mr and Mrs Merry as owner ot the hotel and where it also says ... " "POST OFFICE Archibald Merry, Post Master.--.Letters form Dublin, Cork England arrive every morning at twenty minutes before eight ,and are despatched thereto at twenty-five minutes before five in the evening..A second mail from CORK arrives every evening at eight ,and are despatched thereto at eight every morning.—Letters from Tallow arrive at five minutes past ten every morning, and are despatched there to at ten minutes past two daily.—Letters from Dungarvan arrive at ten minutes past four every afternoon and are despatched there-to at ten minutes before eight every morning."
All I'm suggesting is that there's probably a historical reason why the letter box is built into the wall of the Hotel.
Piggy Pudding anyone?
The hotel was built by the Duke of Devonshire c 1780......one could assume he had help.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] 'Ere Carol, go easy on the Polis will you?
This is what those guys looked like a day or two later!
Regarding the hats, and then my work here is done, it is similar to the Grand Duchess Tatiana's, in 1912.
Sorry the pretty girl has to come after the preceding image, as it should be pearls before swine...
A great many Irish pigs went to England - where they would be sent by train to (for instance) marsh and baxter's own rail sidings at Brierley Hill in the west midlands. There they would be led through M+Bs own tunnel beneath the churchyard to the slaughterhouse. So many pigs were slaughtered that it paid them to have a machine that separated brown from white bristles (for use in brushes). I don't kinow how true it was but I was told by people who worked there that they had killed a thousand pigs by breakfast!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/la_belle_province I agree with those sentiments entirely La Belle! That is a really beautiful shot of the tragic Grand Duchess though she did look a little pouty?
The Youghal Piggy Limerick
Friar Street in old Youghal, County Cork
Is not the best place for a walk.
The pigs trot to market,
Eventually cark it -
Chopped up for ham, bacon and pork.
You go away for a few weeks and the poor Dogs are forgotten about altogether!!!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] You snooze, you lose, Danny! We're all about the pigs here now... :D
http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Bualadh bos mór!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland You are way too kind (and bold). I see from wikipedia that Youghal is pronounced 'yawl', and not to rhyme with Dougal.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Indeed, Youghal is always a good pronunciation test. As is Naas...
Just in case it has not been posted already, here is Google Street View
the invasion of pigs !!!
The dubious rhyming? Poetic license.
Love it !
Draft animals made a nasty mess of public streets. Until these were replaced with gasoline powered vehicles, pigs rendered cities half-way livable. Pigs disposed of the droppings as well as much of the garbage thrown out by humans.
Should have named it Fryer Street, bacon and sausages anyone?
Lol!! What a great image!
Can I see "Cars Hire"? on the left. And even is that an armoured car away back in the distance? If those are there this is later than 1900.
Oh darn... hate the way Flickr hides the earlier comments!
Not only that .. I hate the way Flickr delves up oldies!! Grrrr!! But a goodie to see again!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vab2009 You developed a sudden interest in piggy wiggies? It is a beauty of a shot and strangely enough it does look like an armoured car down there though it could have been something else!
Thanks for adding this to the Things They Won't Let Us Do Anymore group. Just perfect.
I have just added this photo to our 50,000+ Views Album
This scene captured in a video from 1936. Skip to the 5m50s or 6m00s mark.