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The doll

A very strange picture for this Wednesday. The original negative glass plate was broken, but we can clearly this French soldier with his family. Did you notice the doll in alsatian costume of the little girl?  48 more words


Playing cards (the German side)

Another picture about card players (see yesterday’s post), but this time from the German side. The environment is more cosy: according to the caption, these officers are playing in former Russian mess for officers.


Homesick for a place I've never called home

Well, not in this life anyway. (Yet) 98 years ago, on Easter Monday, a big thing began in Dublin. I cannot  help but feel that I was there in some form or another – in a different life – because how else could I explain the connection I have to Ireland in general and that time in particular? 975 more words

Card Players

Blurred details & fingerprints, but it’s still a nice photograph. All soldiers are looking at the photographs, with the exclusion of two of the players, who are of course more interested in their game!


A Prelude to the Easter Rising, 1916. Pt. 2

 28-year-old Mary Scanlon continues her narrative letter of March 31, 1916, to her brother Mike in Seattle.

With longtime family associate Steve O’Hanlon, she is in the office of John Devoy–New York-based Irish revolutionary. 1,677 more words


The Easter Proclamation



Poblacht Na H-Eireann
The Provisional Governmen
of the
Irish Republic
To the People of Ireland

IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom. 463 more words

Irish History