Not Just An Old Row of Shops


Taken on January 5, 1915 on the quays in Waterford City.

From The National Library of Ireland:

Came across this while searching for a photo taken on 5 January, and got very excited when I spotted the poster in the window of no. 127, the offices of L. & N.W. Midland and L. & Y. Railways. It’s a WWI recruiting poster that we also have in our Ephemera Collections here at the National Library.

It’s amazing to think of the young men who may have passed this shop window, looked at this poster with excitement or fear, or even disdain. And it’s amazing that we still have the photo and we still have the poster…


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