I completely made up the title of this post, so it probably isn’t true at all, but it sounds like something you’d hear in an Irish ballad.
This cabinet card portrait was made at the Lafayette studio in Dublin, founded by James Lafayette and his three brothers in 1880. Advertising on the back lists medals won up to 1887, so the photo was probably taken shortly after that. The studio is still in operation today.
That’s it for this year (my first full year of blogging). It was really fun, and I have many more photos to share with you next year. Thanks for reading, everyone! See you in 2019!