La Misère à Dublin
Relief halftone image for cover of French journal Le Miroir, 23 November, 1913. Text printed below image: "L'Irlande passe actuellement par une crise des plus graves; partisans et adversaires du "Home Rule" se préparent à une lutte sans merci; le commerce est arrêté, les grèves se multiplient; la misère est si grande que Dublin est emplie de misèreux, de sans-travail affamés qui couchent la nuit à la belle étoile". [Text roughly translates as "Ireland is going through a crisis more serious; supporters and opponents of "Home Rule" are preparing for a fight without thank you; the trade is stopped, strikes are multiplying; misery is so great that Dublin is full of miserable, hungry unemployed who sleep the night under the stars"]. This image illustrates the hardship faced by many in Dublin in 1913 - two young boys sleep snuggled up to each other in a doorway. In August 1913 the workers belonging to the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union [ITGWU] were locked out; by September nearly 20,000 workers were locked out or on strike and as such, poverty in Dublin increased at the time.
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Paris : Le Miroir, 18 Rue D'Enghien, 23 November, 1913.
Formerly held at NLI call number PD HP (1913) 1.
Physical description: 1 print : relief halftone ; image 29.2 x 23.7 cm., sheet 42.7 x 30.5 cm..
Reproduction Note: Neg. no.: 22744.
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