Just two of a collection of photographs by J.J. Clarke, collected and placed online by the National Library of Ireland, what sez:
“JJ Clarke, from Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan, took the photographs between 1897 and 1904, when he was a medical student in Dublin. Dr Clarke’s photojournalistic approach to his subjects allowed him to capture vivid scenes from the daily lives of Dublin’s men, women and children.”
“Compelling in themselves, the images also show us how the city looked to writer James Joyce. His best-known works – the short story collection Dubliners, and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses – are all set around this time, when Joyce too was a young student fascinated by the world around him.”
‘Me As Al Jolson’: Eva Braun, Munich 1937, in blackface.
At first glance, these pictures are so ordinary that they could come from anyone’s dusty old family album. There are picnics and parties, pets and silly poses — all the normal things you might associate with a middle-class family on holiday.
The most photographed figure is a young woman who sunbathes, exercises by a lake, rows a boat and poses semi-nude behind an umbrella — a young woman enjoying the prime of her life. But this is no ordinary woman.
The photographs are of the notorious Eva Braun — Hitler’s consort and, for about 40 hours, his wife.