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This photograph is another great skip find and shows a ragged little young fella in the Phoenix Park, Dublin with the Wellington Monument in the background. The obelisk commemorates the Duke’s many military victories and dates from 1861. The centred figure typifies the snapshot aesthetic and the hat brings to mind the Western novels and films which were so popular in Ireland during the 1950s and 60s.

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