1890-1910: Street photography, Ireland Chris June 8, 2010 1900-1909, People 17 CommentsFavourited 1824 times Add to favourites Nurse on Merrion Square Young man, Merrion Square Grafton Street Grafton Street Grafton Street 51 Grafton Street St Stephen’s Green Bray seafront O’Connell Street Earlsfort Terrace Man with umbrella, Nassau Street Pictures by J.J. Clarke 17 Responses Tim Marshall June 8, 2010 With the light fragmentation could she be riding back to the future…… Reply Andrew June 8, 2010 …all she has to do is reach 88mph Reply VonsterVon June 8, 2010 I really REALLY love these, some of them are so touching, and the snapshot quality…how did he achieve that? I really want to keep some of them…how do I do that? the one with the lady with the bicycle, it’s like a back in time version of me… Reply Simon June 8, 2010 Here’s a link to J.J. Clarke’s full collection, Von… Reply Ray Martin June 8, 2010 These are wonderful. I love the Punch and Judy show! Reply Anne Hill Fernie June 11, 2010 Thanks for that link Chris – the ‘woman on a wall’ is gorgeous…….. Reply Simon June 11, 2010 Yes, she is… Reply Jehanne May 25, 2011 These look so candid for the time. Like someone had mentioned earlier, they have have this uncanny “snap-shot quality.” I’m not used to seeing old b&w photos where subjects aren’t stiffly posed. How did this photographer do it? I didn’t know they had film that fast back then. At first, many shots seem amateur; like someone who’s gotten their first drugstore instant camera but with them come these accidental(?) moments of genius. The “woman on the wall” looks, for a fleeting second, a Victorian Venus di Milo. Reply Trevor June 29, 2011 Hi Chris, I think at least a couple of the photos were not taken in Dublin but in Rhyl in north Wales.The child on pram and the Punch and Judy shots both show the buildings on the east and west parade in the background,the girl on the bike shows what appears to be the pier entrance on Rhyl prom entrance booths (shape of windows)flag poles (but could be somewhere else I suppose). Regards Trevor Reply dexotaku July 28, 2011 Love the images .. but dispute the copyright claim. These images should be fully in the public domain. Scans are not derivative works. Reply pim September 11, 2011 This is like watching tumblr in the 1900s would have been like No kidding, I love it. I do agree with dexotaku though. Reply Jacky February 2, 2012 All I see is rich English, and a few of their Irish slaves Reply Trish March 16, 2012 Sounds like you don’t know your Irish history Jacky – have you ever even been here? Fantastic photos. Reply Kieran Dónal McElligott April 15, 2012 Tremendous photographs…takes me back to some old photo’s that my late mother had when she was alive of Derry, however, when she died, my father burnt them as not to be reminded of her & the past…as he said, that her picture of her is in his mind forever, & that will never change. Tho’ i still think it was a shame to have burnt them, as i have nothing left of her memory, except what i can recall of her. Reply Peadar Ó'Colmáin May 30, 2012 I really love the photos – I recognize quite a few of the places in them. I’m walking past them all my life – Nassau Street is so familiar to me. They look very genuine to me. Most of the places haven’t changed. Number 3 is a bit suspect – I can’t recognize it. Number 5 is definitely in Bray, Co. Wicklow.. Well done – retronauts. Peadar, Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday Morning 30 May 2012. PS – Actually Trish should be more fair to Jacky – he does know his Irish history. Reply Oldgreyfella July 18, 2012 Actually Jacky is indeed showing some ignorance of Ireland and Irish history. He seems to assume the well-dressed people are English and the occassional peasant-looking type is Irish. There was of course a flourishing Irish middle-class and there is no reason to think anybody (except perhaps the sailors) is anything other than Irish. Even one of the nationalist demonstrators is wearing a top-hat. Reply costas tsianides September 8, 2012 A companion to James Joyce Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.