Anyone up for a little deciphering? Can you make out what the (albeit reversed) hand-writing says on the right-hand side of this image? Here's a snip, rotated, enlarged and cross-processed. Any luck now?
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Once again, I'm afraid we've got MEN, or at least men and youths. Now, I've not seen it before, but I know in Ireland they have an odd sport called, "hurling". I'm pretty sure that that's what's been going on here.
I would love to know what those buildings are in the distance.
Lots of hats - men's hats this time, and as someone mentioned (might have been Marilyn, I can't recall) that one fella looks like he's on a cell phone, but since this image is from the 1920s, that's quite an anachronism!
This is actually Irish Revolutionary Leader, Michael Collins, at the Senior Hurling Championship match against Dublin on September 12, 1921. He's talking to the Kilkenny hurlers at Croke Park in Dublin.
(Dublin won the match 4-4 to 1-5 to a crowd of 17,000)
(Collins would be assassinated only a year later, at the age of 32, on August 22, 1922) Now I'm wondering what that other fellow might be reaching for in his vest pocket?
Go political, go sporty, go fashionable, go inventive ... just GO!
Here's a sneak peak at the next two weeks! (Alan's choices.)
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Please post your links below, and visit all our fellow Sepia Saturday members to read what they have come up with as the result of pondering this image: