That’s a very alliterative title! I’ve been neglecting the Irish History Compressed Pinterest pages for quite a while now but just recently I’ve added some new pictures, all related to publicity campaigns/propaganda from the period of the Irish revolution. It’s meant to show many contrasting threads of opinion, so there are posters issued by Irish nationalists and Ulster Unionists, with a few others such as the ICA (who I hesitate to lump in with “Irish nationalists”, as their initial aims were quite different1). The one pictured here is interesting. I’ve never seen something like it before. I assume the rather odd promise not to conscript anyone into the Cumann na mBan sports days is simply a device to get a poster that prominently declares “NO CONSCRIPTION!” past the censor.
There are so many images available online from the period 1912-1923 (the source of the ‘Decade of Commemorations/Centenaries’ I’ve written about before) that I decided to make a dedicated Pinterest board to store any that I find. Have a look, and if you like share and comment.
The Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Still in existence (and open to visitors!) today. Illustration from The Two Hemispheres by George Goudie Chisolm, 1885.
The book The Two Hemispheres: a popular account of the countries and peoples of the world … Illustrated, etc. (1885) covers, as its title suggests, the whole world. Scans of its illustrations were among the thousands recently uploaded to Flickr by the British Library. I’ve extracted and added to the Irish History Compressed Pinterest account the ones of sights in Ireland.