Old pictures of Dublin

Old pictures of Dublin

Postby Morlan » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:43 am

A lot of pictures here that I´ve never seen before. Do you have any old Dublin pics to add to the thread?

Time Inc. has announced that Google was putting online the entire collection of photos from the legendary but now defunct LIFE magazine including some of the most iconic images of the 20th century.

Time said access to LIFE's photo archive, a total of more than 10 million images, would be available on a new hosted service from the Internet search giant at http://images.google.com/hosted/life.


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Date taken: 1930
Photographer: E. O. Hoppe


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Date taken: 1941
Photographer: William Vandivert


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Date taken: 1943
Photographer: David E. Scherman


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Date taken: June 1946
Photographer: Hans Wild


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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby Morlan » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:43 am

Date taken: June 1946
Photographer: Hans Wild


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Date taken: February 1948
Photographer: Tony Linck


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Date taken: April 1949
Photographer: Larry Burrows


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"People celebrating the independence of Ireland on O'Connell bridge before midnight on Easter Sunday."
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby Morlan » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:44 am

Date taken: April 1952
Photographer: Thomas Mcavoy


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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby Morlan » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:44 am

Date taken: 1953
Photographer: George Silk


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Date taken: June 06, 1963
Photographer: John Dominis


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"Motorcade of US President John F. Kennedy moving down crowd lined street during a visit to Dublin."
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby gunter » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:47 am

Fantastic photographs.

That second last one must be Hardwick Crescent, haven't seen that before.
Where was the five storey with the Bovril sign?
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby Peter Fitz » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:48 am

thanks for posting morlan, most shots i haven't seen either - plenty of new desktop wallpaper material ;)
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby Peter Fitz » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:51 am

gunter wrote:Where was the five storey with the Bovril sign?



Its just marked as 'political posters covering the wall of a building'

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?q=dublin+source:life&imgurl=8d3247e5df5775e5
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby notjim » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:08 am

Thanks Morlan, fantastic.
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby tommyt » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:12 am

gunter wrote:Fantastic photographs.

That second last one must be Hardwick Crescent, haven't seen that before.
Where was the five storey with the Bovril sign?


Greta photos indeed Morlan thanks for posting. The Bovril sign on the 5 storey is intriguing, I would guess it's somewhere in the Monto?
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby alonso » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:22 am

where;s the last one in the 2nd post.. with the policeman in the street?
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby goneill » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:28 am

alonso wrote:where;s the last one in the 2nd post.. with the policeman in the street?


The building directly behind is where Liberty Hall is now. The building in the disance on the right was Brooks Thomas, now the irish Life centre
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby alonso » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:44 am

site of the lockout? the original Liberty Hall? so it's Eden Quay/Butt Bridge junction? Wow how peaceful it once was....
Didn't recongnise it. Thanks.
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby lunasa » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:46 am

Thank you Morlan.
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby lunasa » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:48 am

Baggot Street and St. Stephen's Green are gems. Thanks again.
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby Punchbowl » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:52 am

Dublin used to be such a pretty City..
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby alonso » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:03 am

Punchbowl wrote:Dublin used to be such a pretty City..


yeh but now we have more jobs and less Polio.
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby tommyt » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:04 am

goneill wrote:The building directly behind is where Liberty Hall is now. The building in the disance on the right was Brooks Thomas, now the irish Life centre


Never realised the Georgians in the middle background that stand on the site of the current /1980s Beresford House office block were identical to the other Beresford Place townhouses opposite the North entrance to the Custom House. Looked to be in perfect nick also, did the ITGWU own them or whoever developed the Irish Life centre:mad:
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby ctesiphon » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:08 am

Peter Fitz wrote:Its just marked as 'political posters covering the wall of a building'

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?q=dublin+source:life&imgurl=8d3247e5df5775e5


It definitely says 'Place' but the first word could be... Windsor? Werburgh? Miriam? Dunlop? Very difficult to make out.

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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby gunter » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:19 am

tommyt wrote:Never realised the Georgians in the middle background that stand on the site of the current /1980s Beresford House office block were identical to the other Beresford Place townhouses opposite the North entrance to the Custom House. Looked to be in perfect nick also, did the ITGWU own them or whoever developed the Irish Life centre:mad:


Didn't An Taisce get into trouble for saying the same thing? and then some developer established that they were post 1920s neo-Georgians.

Vague memory coming back.
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby Punchbowl » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:23 am

ctesiphon wrote:It definitely says 'Place' but the first word could be... Windsor? Werburgh? Miriam? Dunlop? Very difficult to make out.

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I, for some reason, was given a magnifying glass in work today.. Still no joy. In fact, I think I may of made myself cross-eyed.
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby goneill » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:17 pm

alonso wrote:site of the lockout? the original Liberty Hall? so it's Eden Quay/Butt Bridge junction? Wow how peaceful it once was....
Didn't recongnise it. Thanks.


Not always so peaceful:
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby Punchbowl » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:55 pm

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This one from Earlsfort Terrace.. From the pillars on the front of that house (site now occupied by the Conrad etc) it looks like that entire street was once lined with a terrace of grand houses similar to the few remianing ones at the Adelaide Rd end...
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby tommyt » Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:33 pm

Alexr college was there before moving out to the burbs in the 60s AFAIK. The dereliction of Earlsfort Terrace takes up a good section of 'The Destruction of Dublin'- apparently it was held speculatively for 20 years as a cleared site apart from the then derelict terrace on lwr Leeson. I remember that stretch of Lower leeson as a teenager passing it on the 46A c.1984/5. Around nos 10-20 Lwr Leeson were briefly squatted by the infamous 'keltic klan' group of punks (who included in their number a young Pauge Behan).
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby gunter » Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:46 pm

One of the problems with nice old photographs like these is that they tend to spark a comparison between 'then' and 'now', and, in the comparison, 'now' usually doesn't do very well.
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Re: Old pictures of Dublin

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:54 pm

tommyt wrote:Alexr college was there before moving out to the burbs in the 60s AFAIK. The dereliction of Earlsfort Terrace takes up a good section of 'The Destruction of Dublin'- apparently it was held speculatively for 20 years as a cleared site apart from the then derelict terrace on lwr Leeson. I remember that stretch of Lower leeson as a teenager passing it on the 46A c.1984/5. Around nos 10-20 Lwr Leeson were briefly squatted by the infamous 'keltic klan' group of punks (who included in their number a young Pauge Behan).




Yeah my early memories of Earlsfort Terrace is the long hoarding along the cleared side.
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