Look up Deedy in Websters Dictionary and you will see the following definition - \Deed"y\, a. Industrious; active. [R.] --Cowper. But to me Deedy is simply my last name and not a very common one at that. My Father always said "find yourself in a strange city? Open a phone book, find a Deedy and give them a call - chances are they are a relative." So, for all the Deedy's out there hello and welcome.

Old Color Photos of Ireland

An article in the Boston Globe: Twilight of the color photo brought to my attention a series of color photographs of Ireland taken in 1913 and housed in the Musée Albert Kahn in Paris.

A little searching revealed that the photos are currently on exhibit in Ireland: In Search of Ireland, 1913. Five of the photographs can be seen here: In search of Ireland.

Here is the description for the photograph above: Two fishermen characteristic of the west coast, gentle, pleasant and hardened to poverty. They love Ireland with a passion, I would say, with lyricism as they all speak poetically. But what surprises most is their openness and their great interest in everything. The boy is dressed in a skirt which is common in the region for all boys up to the age of 12.

Interesting that my great-grandfather likely wore a skirt as a young boy.


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