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Rathmines Road Upper, Dublin City, Co. Dublin

Todays offering from the vaults beneath Library Towers is much more identifiable than last Friday's offering. Rathmines Road Upper back in the day with tramlines, horse cart deliveries and cobbled road surface. Heaven!


While, unlike Friday's headscratcher, location and subject were largely known here, the date was not. Based on the businesses, tramlines and (partial) posters visible, the general consensus is that this image dates from around 1910-1911. Comparing the modern streetview, which captures similar businesses and business names (a laundry, Kennedy's, pub, etc) you'd perhaps be forgiven for thinking it was less than 100+ years ago....



Photographer: Unknown


Collection: Eason Photographic Collection


Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939. Possibly c.1910


NLI Ref: EAS_1937


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Uploaded on October 23, 2017