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Robert French - Slums, Dublin City, Co. Dublin

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Robert French - Slums, Dublin City, Co. Dublin

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You would have to class this as an atypical Lawrence shot, we see very little interest in the camera or the photographer. I notice that the photo is labeled Brown Street, a street which is not immediately familiar to me. I suspect that we will find that not many of the buildings we see have survived over the last 100 years, or have they? ..As per the 2014 Streetview ( https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3365785,-6.2828737,3a,75y,79.87h,94.78t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1st13MIxprDMBK_Fln5EjOVw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 ) , and the incredible insights from today's contributors, only the leftmost building seems to remain. According to the NIAH entry ( http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=DU®no=50080692 ) it was once a 'Female Penitent Asylum'. While 'slum' seems a tad harsh to modern ears, this part of Dublin mixed industrial with residential ( http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,714367,733195,12,9 ) - in a way that zoning laws might preclude today. For example, within 2 streets of this image were multiple tanneries, a piggery, glue works, maltings, and a fertilizer works. And, per the comments below, a 'house of ill-fame' :) .......Photographer: Robert French. .Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000313414 ) . .Date: Catalogue range c.1865-1914.. .NLI Ref: L_ROY_07881 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319570 ) . .You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie ( http://catalogue.nli.ie )

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1870 - 1930
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