From Flickr: “Prison Blues” by National Library of Ireland on The Commons

This Mason slide could not be further removed from yesterday’s one. We’ve gone back decades, and find ourselves in the central hall of Kilmainham Gaol/Jail in Dublin. It looks relatively spruce and freshly painted. And those bundles are allegedly piles of clothes, according to our catalogue…

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Photographer: Thomas H. Mason

Collection: Mason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910

NLI Ref: M26/16

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via Flickr