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    Default Amazing colour Photographs of Ireland 90 years ago

    I don't know if these have been posted before but these are stunning.
    Taken by two French amateur photographers on autochrome colour plates on their journey from Connemara to the Boyne Valley.

    Old colour photos of Ireland in 1913





    edit: it's actually 100 years ago. not 90 as in the thread title.

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    Terrific -thanks for that.
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    Fascinating to see these historic images. Thank you so much for the heads up.

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    Thanks a million.
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    Remarkable how the colour changes the perspective.

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    Beautiful photographs.

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    There was a little documentary about the rediscovery of these on TV somewhere - probably TG4 - during the year.

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    They're fantastic. Thanks.
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    Any idea where they may have been shot ?

    Does the cottage window give a clue ?

    Or perhaps the manner in which the stone wall was built !

    The second younger woman is quite good-looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Poynt View Post
    Any idea where they may have been shot ?

    Does the cottage window give a clue ?

    Or perhaps the manner in which the stone wall were built !

    The second younger woman is quite good-looking.
    The original site is linked to in the OP, it has several other photos, and a description of each.

    The girl in the red cloak is 14, and from the Claddagh, Galway. The first woman is a mother of seven. She looks OK too, considering the life she must have!
    An t-OileŠn: Old colour photos of Ireland in 1913

    And yes, they are fabulous pictures, aren't they? Thanks for that, Al.

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