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The Riley family, survivors of the sinking of the Lusitania, Cobh (formerly Queenstown), Co. Cork
Photo by A. H. Poole
|Main Creator:||A. H. Poole Studio Photographer.|
Group of women and children in background, including a woman with a child in a pram.
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Saturday, 8 May 1915
Number etched on glass "D 2725".
Original entry in Poole Index Book: 'cabs'. Forms part of: Poole Cabinet series.
Research by our Flickr community identified these survivors of the sinking of the Lusitania as Annie and Edward Riley, and their twins, Sutcliffe and Ethel. They are pictured outside the Rob Roy Hotel in Queenstown (now Cobh), Co. Cork. The Rileys had been living in Massachusetts, USA and were travelling to visit relatives in England during World War I. Their ship, the Lusitania, was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the Irish coast. The Rileys were incredibly lucky, as few Lusitania families survived intact. They travelled on safely to their family in Bradford.
Featured in the National Library of Ireland's "Photo Detectives" exhibition at the National Photographic Archive, Dublin, from 13 September 2017.
Additional information about this photograph is available on the National Library of Ireland's Flickr Commons photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/29518574043/
Physical description: 1 glass negative: in preservation envelope, in phase box. b&w ; 12 x 16.3 cm ;
Indexes: Entry in Poole Index to Day Books: Index Book 90, page 245.
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Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.