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Scholars captured by the dreaded attendance officer!
Description: The dreaded School Attendance (aka Truancy) Officer was the terror of all those who might be tempted to mitch from school in years gone by. In this interesting Mason image, titled in the catalogue as "'Mitchers', four young boys, different ages, with school attendance officer and bicycle", we see a clergyman who appears to have captured a handful of young scamps. They are undoubtedly from different social circumstances : two with bare feet, two with shoes/boots, all with headgear and the big fella with a smug smile! Did they all get six of the best? The general consensus is that this image (or perhaps just its title) could be at least partially "staged". The Irish Education Act 1892, for the first time, made it compulsory for children children aged between 6 and 14 to attend school. Captured within a decade or so of that act, it seems plausible this image was used to "illustrate" the change in approach. Certainly only one of the lads looks even slightly bothered at being "caught". And, unless the chap at the back is some kind of prefect or enforcer, he seems an unlikely type :) While we have not yet established a location for this image, sissonni suggests that the successing Mason image [M56/8] was captured at the same place and time... Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910 NLI Ref: M56/7 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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1910

Mrs. S.E.J. Cox naming
Description: Bain News Service,, publisher. Mrs. S.E.J. Cox naming "The Wild Cat" [between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/274_bain.html Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517 General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.31128 Call Number: LC-B2- 5277-4
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1915

The Tower Bowl, overall-angle view, Broadway near Kettner, San Diego, California (LOC)
Description: Margolies, John,, photographer. The Tower Bowl, overall-angle view, Broadway near Kettner, San Diego, California 1977. 1 photograph : color transparency ; 35 mm (slide format). Notes: Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Margolies categories: Assorted Main Street buildings & storefronts; Main Street. Purchase; John Margolies 2007 (DLC/PP-2007:125). Credit line: John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008), Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Please use digital image: original slide is kept in cold storage for preservation. Forms part of: John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008). Subjects: United States--California--San Diego. Format: Slides--1970-1980.--Color Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see "John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive - Rights and Restrictions Information" www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/723_marg.html Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Margolies, John John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (DLC) 2010650110 General information about the John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.mrg Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/mrg.00339 Call Number: LC-MA05- 339
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1977

Eleanor Hull, full-length portrait seated in chair, in a garden with a book and a cane
Description: I like days like this, the weather is improving and there is a hint of Spring in the air. I also like photographs like this one in that I have no knowledge whatsoever of the subject and I know that by the end of the day I will have learned everything there is to learn about her.... .... And indeed I have been enlightened. This is unequivocally Eleanor Hull (1860-1935), writer, scholar and journalist. Born in the UK, she studied Irish history, language and folklore in Dublin. She was a co-founder of the Irish Texts Society and a president of the Irish Literary Society. The general consensus is that this image was likely captured in London - where she spent her later years. Perhaps in the late 1920s or early 1930s.... Photographers: Various Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection Date: c.1900-1935 NLI Ref: NPA PERS27 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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1930

1. Coogee Beach, Sydney, NSW
Description: Postcard
Owner: Royal Australian Historical Society
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1931

Darrell Figgis
Description: The name Darrell Figgis rings no bells for this Mary! I never heard of him before and have no idea what part he played in Irish Political life? Up to now the only Figgis I knew of was the bookshop, a heaven on Dawson Street where many happy hours were passed and purchases made. It is fitting however that this Figgis has a book tucked comfortably up under his oxter. What we learned about Darrell Figgis (1882–1925) today explained perhaps why some of us had not heard much about him. As an early member of the Irish Volunteers, a party to the Howth gun-running, an internee following the Rising and Anti-Conscription crackdown, a TD in the 3rd and 4th Dáil, and chair of the Constitution Committee, one might imagine Figgis was as notable as other early members of Sinn Féin. (Like Griffith, Collins, DeV, Brugha - about whom we know much more). However, as was perhaps not uncommon at that fractious time, Figgis fell-out with others in the new political landscape, and was subject to attack. Both physically and politically. A dapper figure in the early 1920s, in one attack, his detractors forcibly cut his trademark beard. Which perhaps helps date this image. A more tragic figure by the mid-1920s, following the deaths of the women in his life, Figgis took his own. A collection of his manuscripts was published after his death, and titled "Recollections of the Irish War".... Photographers: Various Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1917-1925. Likely after mid-1923 (beard attack). And before late-1925 (death). NLI Ref: NPA POLF75 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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1924

Shanty Club, Routes 79 & 80, Shreveport, Louisiana (LOC)
Description: Margolies, John,, photographer. Shanty Club, Routes 79 & 80, Shreveport, Louisiana 1982. 1 photograph : color transparency ; 35 mm (slide format). Notes: Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Margolies categories: Bars, lounges, night clubs, and ballrooms; Eating & drinking establishments: (roadside and Main Street). Please use digital image: original slide is kept in cold storage for preservation. Credit line: John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008), Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; John Margolies 2007 (DLC/PP-2007:125). Forms part of: John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008). Subjects: Eating & drinking facilities--1980-1990. United States--Louisiana--Shreveport. Format: Slides--1980-1990.--Color Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see "John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive - Rights and Restrictions Information" www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/723_marg.html Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Margolies, John John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (DLC) 2010650110 General information about the John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.mrg Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/mrg.00164 Call Number: LC-MA05- 164
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1982

Bridging the gap
Description: The original title on this Hogan-Wilson image is "Bridge blown up - Unidentified location" and I suspect that it will not be easily identified today? No posters, doubtful 'Streetview' availability and few other clues so we will probably be down to newspaper articles? It is a pity that the shot is not sharper as any clues that might be there are dulled! While the image seems to date from the middle of the War of Independence (1919-1921), our intrepid contributors highlight the lack of debris in the picture - suggesting the image was taken some time after its destruction. While this might help eliminate any acts of sabotage from later in the conflict, [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] tells us that there were many hundreds of such events on railway bridges alone. Making date an unlikely 'clue' to identify a location. The topography and make-up of the bridge however have suggested some possible leads..... Photographer: W. D. Hogan Collection: Hogan Wilson Collection Date: 1920 NLI Ref.: HOG173 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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1920

Three women cricket spectators picnicking beside a 1928 Buick during a 2nd XI cricket match between NSW and Victoria at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 27 December 1934, by Sam Hood.
Description: Two of the women are Margaret Schultz and Lilian Ward Call number: Home and Away - 4806 Digital ID: hood_04806 Format: glass photonegative Find more detailed information about this photograph: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110002776?_ga=2.80... Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/home From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Owner: State Library of NSW
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1934

Runner in long underwear, Australia, c.1870, American & Australasian (A&A) Photographic Company, from quarter plate glass photonegative, State Library of New South Wales, ON 4 Box 21 No 565
Description: Around 1870 the A&A photo company took a studio portrait of this athlete in his running costume and shoes. While we have no definitive proof, it is possible that this is a picture of A. E. Bird who raced against E. Ford amateur champion runner of Victoria. The image is from around the time this event took place and the runner is wearing what looks like an English rose, suggesting it may be Bird. We would welcome any further information which we could use to verify whether this is in fact his portrait. Further reading: The Great Three-Mile Race. (1870, November 15). The Newcastle Chronicle (NSW : 1866 - 1876), p. 2. Retrieved December 8, 2017, from nla.gov.au/nla.news-article111142966 The photograph is from the Holtermann Collection, www.sl.nsw.gov.au/stories/holtermann-collection, held by the State Library of New South Wales Catalogue Link archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110042185 Digital Order Number a2823649
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1872

Civic Guards Wexford, group
Description: This early photograph of the Irish Police (while they were still known as the Civic Guards) shows a police service in its infancy. Two officers, three sergeants and the remaining "Guards" make up the station party of what would appear to be Wexford Town. But is that the case? And the consensus is that it probably *is* the case - with a strong possibility that this image was captured outside the barracks in Wexford town... Photographer: A. H. Poole Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford Date: c.7 June 1924 NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3181 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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1924

I.S. Varian & Co., brushmakers. North Dublin
Description: To finish off the week we make a visit to the Mason Collection. What a great variety of brushes, I wonder can we identify all the different uses? In the 1911 Census there are 337 people with "brush" as part of the description of their occupation. These included: Brush Maker, Brush Finisher, Brush Drawer, Brush Trade, Brush Manufacturer, Brush Washer, Brush Merchant, Brush Borer and Brush Traveler. While I'm not sure what a "Brush Traveler" may have done, does the "St Louis - 1904" signage suggest that these particular brushes went on a journey? This particular Mary must admit to knowing nothing of I.S Varian & Co, brushmakers - before today's researches that is. Particularly striking is the longevity of the business. First founded in Cork in 1798, the company was based from Dublin's Talbot Street since 1856 - and still operating from Walkinstown into the 21st century. They had upwards of 360 employees in the 1940s - some of whom continued an interesting employee renunion tradition on unique dates (4/4/1944, 5/5/1955, etc) - until recent decades. The other interesting thing (clearly) about the business were the displays of their wares. Including their display at the 1904 St Louis Worlds Fair. Given the mention of St Louis and 1904 in this particular display, it seems likely that (though probably not from the St Louis exhibition), our image dates from after this time. Perhaps 1904 - plus a few years... Collection: Mason Photographic Collection Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910. Likely after c.1904. NLI Ref: M13/14 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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1904

Bomber gas station, diagonal view, Route 99 E., Milwaukie, Oregon (LOC)
Description: Margolies, John,, photographer. Bomber gas station, diagonal view, Route 99 E., Milwaukie, Oregon 1980. 1 photograph : color transparency ; 35 mm (slide format). Notes: Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Margolies categories: Mimetic gas stations; Gas stations. Please use digital image: original slide is kept in cold storage for preservation. Credit line: John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008), Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; John Margolies 2007 (DLC/PP-2007:125). Forms part of: John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008). Subjects: Automobile service stations--1980. Mimetic buildings--1980. United States--Oregon--Milwaukie. Format: Slides--1980.--Color Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see "John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive - Rights and Restrictions Information" www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/723_marg.html Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Part Of: Margolies, John John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (DLC) 2010650110 General information about the John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.mrg Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/mrg.00004 Call Number: LC-MA05- 4
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1980

Views of New Zealand, and Martin Place and Middle Harbour, Sydney, ca. 1890-1910, by William Joseph Macpherson
Description: Call number: ON 588/Box 14 Digital ID: c071730013 Format: glass photonegative Find more detailed information about this photograph: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110375561 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/home From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Owner: State Library of NSW
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1900

Kuno Meyer, head and shoulders, front facing portrait
Description: An Irish Political figure I must confess to never having heard of before. Kuno Meyer does not sound too Irish but then again neither did DeValera. I shall be watching with bated breath to see what light can be thrown on this man and his role in Irish history? And so we learned from our contributors (and indeed the Wikipedia article on Kuno Meyer) that Herr Doktor Meyer was a German academic who specialised in Celtic studies, and was part of the Gaelic revival movement. His stance at the outbreak of WWI was seemingly controversial at the time - though it looks like his 'good name' was posthumously restored by later Irish governments. This perhaps explains the inclusion of his portrait in the 'political figures' collection (most of which date from the same 1920s period....) Photographers: Various (Alexander Bassano) Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection Date: December 1903 NLI Ref: NPA POLF211 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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1903

Views of Whangaroa, New Zealand, ca. 1890-1910 by William Joseph Macpherson
Description: Call number: ON 588/Box 11 Digital ID: c071650003 Format: glass photonegative Find more detailed information about this photograph: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110375558 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/home From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
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1900

Views of Rotorua, New Zealand, and some of Sydney, ca. 1890-1910, by William Joseph Macpherson
Description: Call number: ON 588/Box 10 Digital ID: c071640002 Format: glass photonegative Find more detailed information about this photograph: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110375557 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/home From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Owner: State Library of NSW
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1900

Estelle Clark (LOC)
Description: Bain News Service,, publisher. Estelle Clark [between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.30285 Call Number: LC-B2- 5169-17
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1915

Wiedost (LOC)
Description: Bain News Service,, publisher. Wiedost [between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Format: Glass negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.30227 Call Number: LC-B2- 5155-2
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1915

Glass negatives of the Woy Woy area, ca 1890-1910, by William Joseph Macpherson
Description: Call number: ON 588/Box 06 Digital ID: c071430008 Format: glass photonegative Find more detailed information about this photograph: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110375587 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/home From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Owner: State Library of NSW
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1900

Group of what may be foreign dignitaries
Description: A Fez, furs, feathers, monocles, moustaches, spats, top hats, flowers all add up to a very well dressed group with a lot of self esteem and no little wealth and importance. The army officer at the rear is clearly wearing an early Irish Army uniform so we can take it that it was taken in Ireland but what else do we know about them? Almost simultaneously [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] and [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] suggested that this image is from the same period as a previous image from this stream. If so, it would date this image to 1924 (rather than the c.1922 of the catalogue entry), and probably capture a group of dignitaries, possibly at the Chief Steward's Lodge, during the inaugural Tailteann Games.... Photographer: W. D. Hogan Collection: Hogan Wilson Collection Date: Catalogue date c.1922. Possibly Aug c.1924 NLI Ref.: HOG190 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
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1924

Glass negatives including images of boating, beaches, motoring and houses in the Sydney region, ca 1890-1910, by William Joseph Macpherson
Description: Call number: ON 588/Box 02 Digital ID: c071150004 Format: glass photonegative Find more detailed information about this photograph: archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110375580 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/SimpleSearch.aspx From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au
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1900