Gun Powder Office

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Great view of a bustling O'Connell Bridge and Sackville Street (now O'Connell Street), Dublin. Particularly love the clarity of the sign for the Gun Powder Office - not a product that is heavily advertised nowadays... And think that the time on the clock at Chancellor's Studio is saying 10:20?

Date: Circa 1890

NLI Ref.: L_CAB_02921

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  1. National Library of Ireland on The Commons 19 months ago | reply

    John, I'm in stitches reading this. We do indeed have an "elegant sufficiency" of movable boudoirs at Library Towers, and I too shall use this phrase from now on. Should I become stuck between floors, I'll delight in ringing the alarm and telling whoever answers that "one is stuck in the movable boudoir at the National Library of Ireland"... :)

    P.S. I bet Arthur Henri (aka A.H. Poole) must have been raging that he didn't have one of those conveyances in his studios in Waterford.

  2. beachcomberaustralia 19 months ago | reply

    Tall electric light lamp-posts were placed along O'Connell Street and the bridge in 1892, so this photo must be before then. They are visible in the 1896 photo linked above. Info from -

    [also loving "movable boudoirs"]

  3. National Library of Ireland on The Commons 15 months ago | reply

    That's absolutely gorgeous! Thank you.

  4. National Library of Ireland on The Commons 15 months ago | reply

    We may have the Gallaher's Cigarette Card one of the O'Connell Monument, but I don't recognise the other ones as being part of our collections.

  5. Caesar1956 10 months ago | reply

    Constable on car (G.G. Bain)... a trolley closeup:

  6. bvitalpics 10 months ago | reply

    I love Dublin

  7. thecookefamilytree 10 months ago | reply

    beautiful capture

  8. VadimManko 10 months ago | reply

    Where did you get this picture?

  9. National Library of Ireland on The Commons 9 months ago | reply

    It's part of our collections here at the National Library of Ireland.

  10. 6 Grad Ost 6 months ago | reply

    Oh I love this scene!

  11. vera.uukovi 5 months ago | reply

    Really beautiful! I love it! Vera from Serbia

  12. sinornorsino7diver 4 months ago | reply

    Nice pic I love it.

  13. John Spooner 4 months ago | reply

    From the British Library's flickr stream

    Details here - I've rotated it.

    Chancellors have put their name in letters on the ridge of the roof by the time this one was taken.

    The Dictionary of Dublin, being a comprehensive guide to the city and its neighbourhood ... Illustrated by numerous photographs taken by the authors

  14. ICBEU 5 days ago | reply

    Life was happier and simpler then!

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