The History of The Irish...Worldwide
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An Irish country Post-Mistress circa 1904Photo Hogg Belfast
I found this one in an old 'O'Donohoe magazine from 1904
I'm fascinated by the photos depicting Ireland from the earliest days of photography to recent times. Thanks, Linda, for faclitating this exploration for us all here!
Another one from the O'Donohoe magazine which is entitled 'Recreation Hour' from an article on National Schools from early 1900
That the course of true love is apt to run even less smoothly in Ireland than elsewhere is proved by the actions —reminiscent of those of the United Irish League—of the neighbours of Robert Flynn, a young Leitrim farmer, who, after having courted one girl for some time, changed his mind and eventually married another at the Enniskiilen Registry Office, the parish priest having refused to officiate. The same night, however, his house was surrounded, and the bride's father was forced to take his daughter home, masked men preventing Flynn from accompanying them. Since then he and his wife have been kept apart, their respective homes being watched day and night so that they can hold no communication with each other.
Taken from 'The Bystander' vol 18 of 1908
An Irish country store from the bookhttp://archive.org/stream/shamrocklandramb01jone#page/216/mode/2up Shamrock-land; a ramble through Ireland (1908)
What are the tools leaning against the store? Anyone have any idea?
The tools leaning against the wall on (the left hand side of the door) might be shafts for "Long Tailed Shovels" and the article in front of the shovels, looks like some sort of an upturned stool. Purely quess work. I find that this is a great site with its vintage photographs.
Author: Johnson, Clifton, 1865-1940
This one is from the same book as above and is entitled hungry. I've yet to figure out if it's the child or the dog or both that are hungry.
I think it's the dog that is hungry - he is obviously eager to get hold of the little girl's slice of bread. The girl looks well nourished, none-the-less it is a very engaging photograph.
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