Sean R. Etchingham, Courtown, Gorey, Sinn Fein Candidate for East Wicklow, sentenced to Death, 1916. Commuted to penal servitude.
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Lithographic card featuring a black & white image of Sean R. Etchingham within a black frame with the following text printed underneath image: "Sean R. Etchingham, Courtown, Gorey, Sinn Fein Candidate for East Wicklow, sentenced to Death, 1916. Commuted to penal servitude". With a border in orange followed by a space followed by a border in green [the colours of the Irish flag]. Etchingham was jailed in 1916 for his role in the Enniscorthy raid to seize the railway (to attempt to prevent reinforcements reaching Dublin to put down the 1916 Easter Rising); he was released in the general amnesty of 1917. He was elected as a Sinn Féin M.P. for Wicklow East in the 1918 general election.
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[Wicklow ; County Printing Works, n.d., 1918].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera; transfer from the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar; originally part of Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection (NPA POLF).
Physical description: 1 postcard : b&w and col. lithographic print ; 8.9 x 13.8 cm.
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