Monday, March 7, 2011

An Irish Journey: On the Road to Killarney

Today's posting is of a scanned image out of our library, from the pages of a volume containing Thackeray's "Irish Sketches," and printed in the latter third of the 1800's. Instead of a motor coach of today, here we have a long cart, exposed to fresh breezes and fine air. The road to Killarney is a beautiful one, full of many pleasant views, all in Ireland's special greenery. It is a lovely region, indeed.
So here it is, our offering for today. The children running behind and alongside the cart are truly tragic--perhaps an indication of famine's grip, if not simple poverty. An indication of the times, before social welfare was given to the peoples of Great Britain and its protectorate. All the same, a different, and we hope, enjoyable offering.
We are enjoying the morning with a dose of the Chieftains, Irish music at its finest.
Happy Creating!
Rose & her Studio Friends

(Click to enlarge)

"A Car to Killarney"

Higher Resolution version HERE

our previous versions were fatally flawed.
If you have returned here for any of those we had offered till now, we're certain our better resolution version can offer you the best chance at a true print-off.
Please excuse the previous lack of printability. As our tests have indicated, this was one of our worst offerings to date, and was in sorry need of refreshing.
Thanks for your patience in this matter.
Sincerely, Rose & Studio Friends

Scanned Imagery courtesy PPS Archives
Free for Public Domain Use


collage whirl said...

Irish history is so fascinating, and so sad--it's easy to get swept up in it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a great comment :-)

Plush Possum Studio said...
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Plush Possum Studio said...

So glad you could come by!

Mina said...

I have always been fascinated by Irish history and this image is amazing. Thank you.

Plush Possum Studio said...

You are so very welcome! Glad we could be of service to the creative process.
Rose & Friends

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