Whyte's History, Literature & Collectables 14th September 2013 - page 38

SINCE 1783
1913-1952. Collection of 30 Press Photographs By J. A. Cashman, Dublin
Cashman was a professional photographer of 13 Manor Place, Dublin. The
collection includes John Redmond & Joseph Devlin with the Northern
contingent of The Irish Volunteers in the Phoenix Park 1915; Éamon de
Valera addressing an anti conscription meeting in Ballaghadreen,
Roscommon, De Valera and John Dillon on the platform at the same
meeting; British troops leading horses at the junction of Parliament street,
Easter 1916; outside Mountjoy Jail during the prisoners hunger strike in
1920: Mrs. Despard (sister of Lord French) with other prominent ladies
keeping vigil and another with prominent ladies carrying posters “pray for
Ireland’s prisoners;” members of the Irish delegation for the first London
talks with Lloyd George including Robert Barton, Éamon de Valera, Count
Plunkett, Arthur Griffith and Erskine Childers etc., numerous undated
photographs including de Valera with American delegates, Treaty
negotiators departing Dun Laoghaire, including Arhtur Griffith, E.J. Duggan,
George Gavan Duffy, etc., a later copy photo of de Valera with a moustache
as a prisoner with 3 armed soldiers around him, Ernest Blythe, Larry Ginnell,
Colonel Fitzmaurice, the 1913 lock out, Inspector Sharp of Wexford leaving
the Shelbourne Hotel accompanied by W. Vesey Harrell after giving
evidence of the Rising in Wexford & Enniscorthy at the Rebellion Inquiry,
Thomas MacCurtain funeral showing Paddy Mead (ex Mayor of Cork), Larry
O’Neill (Lord Mayor of Dublin), Arthur Griffith & Labour politician T.P. Daly,
a copy of a press photo originally taken in 1914 showing the spot where
Mrs. Duffy was killed when Scottish Borderers opened fire at a crowd on
the quays; portrait photos including artist Jack B. Yeats & more. Some are
later reprints made by Cashman’s studio, many are original prints.An
interesting archive of scarce photographs. (30)
1,000 (£700-£870 approx)
1913 (18 November) ‘Barry’s Fort’ Listowel Tenant protest photographic
An unusual and scarce real photographic postcard. Showing a tenant
protest in Listowel with men occupying a dwelling which is covered in
posters, flags and signs from The Tenant’s League, with slogans such as
“Barry’s Fort No Surrender” and “£1085 has been paid for this house in
rent. Double is now demanded” 5.50 x 3.50in. (13.97 x 8.89cm)
70 (£40-£60 approx)
circa 1914: Dublin Regiment National Volunteers cap badge
A cap badge of the Dublin Regiment National Volunteers of typical form
with two lugs to reverse. A good example. 1.40 x 1.40in. (3.56 x 3.56cm)
150 (£90-£130 approx)
circa 1914: Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers cap badge
Other rank’s cap badge in bronze. Pin missing to reverse.
300 (£170-£260 approx)
circa 1915: ‘Oration of P. H. Pearse over Rossa’s Grave’ handbill
A scarce single sheet original handbill titled ‘Oration of P. H. Pearse over
Rossa’s Grave’. Printed by Fergus O’Connor n. d. (1915) This oration
delivered at the graveside by Patrick Pearse is considered to be a
masterpiece of patriotic rhetoric, containing as it does the iconic ending “...
but the fools, the fools, the fools! They have left us our Fenian dead, and
while Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at peace.”
7.50 x 10in. (19.05 x 25.40cm)
150 (£90-£130 approx)
1916: Ancient Order of Hibernians correspondence relating to the
purchase of a banner
An interesting correspondence comprising of three single manuscript letters
on A.O.H. headed paper and sent from Division 878 in Annagry, County
Donegal to an artist named Samuel R. Watson at “34 Upper O’Connell
Street, Dublin” (rather than Sackville Street). Dated between 11 February
and 10 March with content relating to the specifications of a banner for
which “...a selection has been made of ‘Irish Manhood’ for front and ‘Mass
in the Penal Days’ for reverse side” (3 items) 10 x 7.50in. (25.40 x 19.05cm)
150 (£90-£130 approx)
1916 Rising and War of Independence medal group including 1966 50th
Anniversary Medal
Comprising of 1916 medal, 1919-21 War of Independence Service Medal
with Comrac bar and 1966 50th Anniversary of the Rising Medal. All in
boxes of issue. Also with a 1935 Irish Lourdes pilgrimage medal and a
‘Vaughan’s Hotel, Dublin’ plate made by Dunn Bennett & Co. Ltd.
Interestingly Vaughan’s on Parnell Square was regularly used by Michael
Collins and volunteers as a secret meeting place. (5 items)
3,000 (£1,750-£2,620 approx)
1916-46: 1916 Rising, War of Independence to Emergency medal group
awarded to Enniscorthy veteran
1916 Rising Medal, 1919-21 War of Independence Service Medal, 1971
50th Anniversary of the Truce Medal and 1939-1946 Emergency Service
Medal with one additional service bar, Local Defence Forces issue. With box
of issue and issuing slips for War of Independence Medal. All awarded to an
unknown veteran from the Enniscorthy area. (5 items)
3,000 (£1,750-£2,620 approx)
circa 1917: Thomas J. Clarke portrait poster by O’Loughlin, Murphy &
A scarce poster printed and published by the firm of Colm Ó Lochlainn,
O’Loughlin, Murphy & Boland Ltd., Dublin. Showing an oval portrait of
Thomas J. Clarke within a black border. Part of a wider series which
recorded all the leaders of the Rising. Framed. 18.50 x 13in. (46.99 x
500 (£260-£440 approx)
Ex 255
I...,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37 39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,...101