Everyday Life on Grafton Street in the 1890s

Here is a cool series of photos of Grafton Street in Dublin that we uncovered at the National Library of Ireland. They have an excellent online database of old, historic photos and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed digging through them.

Full-length view of two women, both wearing hats, one wearing fur collar, walking outside [Nos. 94 & 95] Grafton St., Edmond Johnson Limited Jewellers.

Two men in foreground, walking past No. 67 Grafton Street, R. G. Lewers, [ladies outfiting and baby linen warehouse] and No. 66, Tobacconists.

Two women are both wearing hats, woman on the left is holding a muff in her right hand, women on the right is wearing a tie. Bystanders and shop-fronts visible in the background.

Construction workers with carts and other equipment, probably replacing cobblestones. Shop fronts visible include Forbes Photographic Studio, 54 Grafton Street, Monypenny designers, 52-53 Grafton Street and 56 South King Street and D. Bolger, vintners, 141 St. Stephen’s Green and 1 South King Street.

Man wearing bowler hat, suit and overcoat, smiling at the camera. Second man wearing peaked cap in background. R. Forbes Photographic Studio visible in background.

Source: National Library of Ireland