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Portrait of two young girls reading

A charming portrait from the Clonbrock Collection to follow Col. R. Burke which was explored yesterday! The Clonbrocks were true amateurs with a great love of photography and they developed great skill in the art. This is a really lovely image that any photographer might be proud of!


There is a firm (and likely) suggestion that the two well turned-out girls are Edith Dillon (1878-1964) and Ethel Dillon (1880-1978). Both of whom we've "watched grow up", and almost feel like part of the NLI family at this stage....



Photographers: Dillon Family


Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon


Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection


Date: Catalogue range c.1890


NLI Ref: CLON124


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