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The Late Lord Mayor of Cork : A general view of the procession on the way to Euston | by National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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The Late Lord Mayor of Cork : A general view of the procession on the way to Euston

From familial bliss in rural Roscommon to a more somber occasion in an urban setting - there's something of a change of pace from yesterday's image to today's. Is there enough to confirm the location of this funereal scene?

 

Ably assisted by other contributors, our esteemed colleague from the Southern Hemisphere, BeachcomberAustralia identified the location as Temple Place in London. With the trees to the right being in Victoria Embankment Gardens, and the structure in the background identified as Temple Stairs Arch on Victoria Embankment. Also provided are contemporary descriptions of the silence that followed the cortege of Terence MacSwiney's remains to Euston station. (Perhaps contrasting the signs of a little more hubbub in the New York crowd that greeted his widow some months later)....

 

 

Author: London News Agency Photos Ltd

 

Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection

 

Date: October 1920

 

NLI Ref: NPA POLF180

 

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