Re-Photographing George's St

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Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Gulliver » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:12 pm

Gulliver is preparing a session for the Dun Laoghaire Historical Society, provisionally entitled "Old Dun Laoghaire Re-Photographed" and needs your help.
The session is scheduled for Feb 2013 and will show all known old photos (mainly pre 1930) of the frontages of Georges St (Upper and Lower).
Gulliver will re-photograph each scene as it now appears as close as possible to the exact view shown in the original, and will assemble them in a Powerpoint presentation.
The old photo will be shown - and the present-day scene will slowly fade in over the old.

I currently have about 40 suitable old photos, postcards, etc, and have completed the re-photographing of those. These include some from the Laurence collection, some from friends and collectors, and some downloaded, including a few from this website. Photos include the electrification of tramlines about 1891/2 and the construction of Weirs pub. Also a few great postcards. So far, it looks really good.... but I would love to have more.

There are particular gaps which I am looking to fill.
1....I have no photos of the area from Dunphy's pub to York Road junction (either sides)
2....I have no photos of the area from McDonalds to the Peoples Park
3....I have no good photo of the shops opposite Penneys/Shaws or opposite Weirs/M&S

Apart from these, I'd love to have more pics of individual shops, and any others which are interesting.

To summarise, I'm looking for pre-1930 pics and confining it to Upper and Lower Georges St - No old pics of the Royal Marine, Pavillion or harbour, please

Can you help?
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby grammer » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:16 pm

Gulliver » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:12 am

Gulliver is preparing a session for the Dun Laoghaire Historical Society, provisionally entitled "Old Dun Laoghaire Re-Photographed" and needs your help.

Im sure Gulliver will have penty of help in rooting out old photos.
please let Gulliver know that we're all behind him on this.
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby farmboy » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:24 pm

We are Grammer but pre 1930.....he,ll do well to get many of these.
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Navanman » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:56 pm

Gulliver,
May have some 1950's/ 1960's but unfortunately I definately have no 1930's or anything close - sorry
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Rocker » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:55 pm

Just thought the Dominican nuns might have a photo of the convent gates which was probably where Argos is now.
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby grammer » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:43 pm

Rocker ask and you shall recieve-
grammer has mentioned several times before, there is a mine of photos and information on this site going waaaaaaay back -
mention a subject and Im sure its on the site somewhere-there are articles and photos posted going back to 2008 at least.
so start searching :D :D :D
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Strum » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:54 pm

There's one of the Domican here....not a lot of use though for a before and after photo considering Bloomfields.

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I have photos of all the top floor facades from York Road to Clarinda Park if they're any use?


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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Rocker » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:56 pm

Grammer,

Would I doubt you. Thats the very one many thanks. I dont know if it will suit Gulliver but I love it as I went to school there and had nearly forgotten the entrance.

Strum,
Thanks for that also but the entrance one that Grammer referred us to might be better for Gulliver.
Enjoyed watching that video again. Thanks.
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Gulliver » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:19 pm

You mean this photo of the convent gates?


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I may include that.... can anybody put a date on it?
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Strum » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:34 am

I know it's not the main street but I love your before / after idea. I've seen it on other sites with different places etc.
This would be cool to do. Girl with a buggy and the kid on the step. Amazing photo too, scanned from a book today.


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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Rocker » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:22 pm

Strum,

Great idea. I love your "restored" picture.
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Gulliver » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:34 pm

Good pic, but not a re-photograph.
A re-photograph is taken from the same spot as the original and has the same relationship between foreground and background as the original
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Strum » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:44 pm

Gulliver wrote:Good pic, but not a re-photograph.
A re-photograph is taken from the same spot as the original and has the same relationship between foreground and background as the original



Yep I know. It would be cool to get somebody with a modern buggy and a child sitting in the same place and then get the angle right. :D
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Navanman » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:05 pm

Use Photoshop :) :) :) :)
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Gulliver » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:31 pm

Just a reminder that Gulliver is still looking for pics of Georges St (Upper & Lower) for a forthcoming History Soc presentation in the new year.

I have unearthed a few real gems more than 100 years old
1.... Taken from the position of the Giddy Goose, showing Cumberland St before the red-brick houses were built
2.... The construction of Weirs pub using wooden scaffold
3.... Digging for the electrification of the trams (Completed 1897)
4.... 101 and 102 Upr Georges St before the Bank of Ireland was built (before the trams were electrified in 1897)
I will keep these under wraps until the presentation date
There are many others (including a number copied from this site)

Meantime, I'm showing a photo below from 1985 which shows how much the street has changed

If you know where I can find any others from any period, please PM me

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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Holla » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:09 pm

Gulliver, I will keep my eyes and ears open thanks for showing the 1985 photo

Folks I can remember Burtons and the Kylemore bakery but I have no recollection of kentuckey fried chicken :(
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Strum » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:30 am

I remember it well like that. That bloke looks familiar too. If it's for a presentation I took the liberty to straighten it.


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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby grammer » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:51 am

I have to agree with you Holla
I dont remember KFC being in that spot in the town.

Strum them guy out front in the photo looks familiar
and so those the guy with the glasses in the background
great photo Gulliver
I remember putting up photos from the NLI of track laying on Marine Rd.
but I'm too lazy to go looking for them
I think they are in the old Dun Laoghaire or Kingstown topics
the topic that the above photo of the Dominican gates are in.
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Gulliver » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:12 am

Tks Grammar

I've hoovered up every old photo on this site and on many others, including the laying of the electrified tram tracks, and also most of the published postcards. Harjoe's photos included.

What I'm really looking for are photos quietly held in private albums or on the top of the wardrobe - ones like the one below from the early 1950s (This is the premises now occupied by Douglas Newman Good, down near the Kosi.... the upstairs windows are unchanged to the present day)

Has anyone got some of these squirrelled away????

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Here is another one of the same family business from the 1930s. I would draw your attention to the window display in the shop next door!!! Note that you can see the first two letters of writing on the window indicating the type of shop

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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Strum » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:01 pm

Can't figure it out Gulliver. Looks like PRIVATE HOTEL :?:



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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Gulliver » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:09 pm

Have you got the rest of the picture, Strum????

There were a few hotels along Georges St which are now forgotten - Brazil's hotel, the Avenue Hotel, The Royal Mail Hotel, etc.
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Jemser » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:33 pm

Looks like a Plumber to me. :D
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Navanman » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:41 pm

Did somebody not post here that their parents? stayed in a Private Hotel in Upper Georges St. many moons ago?

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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Strum » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:51 pm

Gulliver wrote:Have you got the rest of the picture, Strum????

There were a few hotels along Georges St which are now forgotten - Brazil's hotel, the Avenue Hotel, The Royal Mail Hotel, etc.




It's from the bottom pic. I thought that's what you meant about the type of place next door?
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Re: Re-Photographing George's St

Postby Gulliver » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:33 pm

Strum

I hadn't noticed that sign!!! Very interesting. No, I was referring to the loo bowl in the window display next door on the other side, and the Pl of "Plumbers" written in the window glass. Will follow up on the Private Hotel

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The only time that Daly's Poultry and Murray's Plumbers co-existed was around 1931 in which case the "Private Hotel" is listed in Thoms as a cafe, and the proprietor is Mrs Duff
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