Our catalogue tells us that this lovely family group was commissioned by Mrs. Smyth, 44 Poleberry, Waterford, which should help you with your deliberations. I always look forward to reading the comments on a photo like this one. It is fantastic that you can discover so much information about the people in the photos we feature here on Flickr, it really does bring them alive.
+++ UPDATE +++
Well, this family photograph led to a lively chase up and down Poleberry in Waterford, trying to match likely families, and likely dogs in online dog license records. But the main problem is the “unusual” house numbering of Poleberry. Our Bernard Healy
is not usually given to cast asparagus at anyone, but even he was driven to this extreme: “I think we have to conclude that the census enumerator was drunk
, or the houses were re-numbered at some stage”.
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Collection
Date: 6 September 1919
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 2819
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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