Joyce’s Dublin

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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.”

Previously: Edwardian Fashion Police Dublin

1897 – 1904 – Dubliners: The Photographs of JJ Clarke (National Library of Ireland)

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