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A 1920’s life in pictures, from Ireland to America

Life from Ireland to America 10
A 1920’s life in pictures, from Ireland to America
Copyright : Nigel Borrington

A couple of months ago an older family member asked If I would scan some old portrait images for a family tree that she was putting together. Over the next weeks I scanned many images and then took them back to her in order to get all the names and details that she could help with.

This was great fun and a truly interesting process. One set of images could not be identified however, yet they are among the most interesting.

I am Posting them here as I feel they show the life of a women (her family and her friends) from a small town in County Tipperary, Ireland, as she grow up going to school in a Farming community, eventually becoming independent enough to travel by boat from Cobh, in county cork and start a new life for herself in America.

If by any chance anyone knows who she or anyone in these pictures is, feel free to let me know as it would be great to put a name to these faces.

A life in pictures, Gallary

Life from Ireland to America 1

Life from Ireland to America 2

Life from Ireland to America 3

Life from Ireland to America 5

Life from Ireland to America 4

Life from Ireland to America 6

Life from Ireland to America 7

Life from Ireland to America 8

Life from Ireland to America 9

5 responses

  1. I’m not sure who they are Nigel, but the pictures certainly tell a story.
    I recently scanned some ancient photos from my side of the family going back some years and although I knew very few people in the photos it was a rich reward just seeing the different lifestyle and cultural of the day. ~ Dave

    July 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    • Hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you – Great comment !!!!

      It would be amazing if one day someone did know , but yes just to tell their story here is a pleasure πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      It’s amazing when you think that whoever took these images had no idea of Blogs, Facebook, scanners or even a computer in there house !!!

      I guess that makes these peoples journey all the way to America, bigger that we can get our heads around today !!!

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      July 15, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      • Indeed….so true. πŸ™‚

        July 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm

  2. A fine and nostalgic set of photos. The first is a classic. A window on a lost world. Strange, but have also copied a large set of lantern slides recently for a family that left Scotland for America. Very interesting Nigel.

    July 15, 2014 at 10:08 pm

  3. Intriguing!

    July 15, 2014 at 11:48 pm

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