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Mote, family 1914. Group of women and children standing in line, two women four girls and a boy | by National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Mote, family 1914. Group of women and children standing in line, two women four girls and a boy

While I know I'd half-promised an additional O'Dea shot this morning, I came across this delightful (family?) shot from the Clonbrock collection last night. And couldn't help myself. The kids' clothes are so clean and white, they seem to be glowing :)

 

Today's contributions help us map this image to Mote Park Estate in Roscommon. It was the home of the Crofton family, and seemingly birthplace of Augusta Caroline Crofton Dillon (Lady Clonbrock), who originated many of the images in the Clonbrock collection. It seems likely that the kids pictured are her grandchildren. The suggestion is that the smaller kids in white are twins George and Mary Mahon, and perhaps Ursula Mahon. Pictured perhaps on a visit with their older Crofton cousins. If so, it is likely that a catalogue correction is required - as the young George is perhaps mislabelled as a girl (dressed it seems identically to his twin). He may well have been looking forward to some more boyish games with his male cousin :)

  

Photographers: Dillon Family

 

Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon

 

Collection: The Clonbrock photographic Collection

 

Date: c.1914

 

NLI Ref: CLON1256

 

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

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Taken circa 1914