What an amazing contraption! by National Library of Ireland on The Commons on Flickr.
Members of the Martin family at Ross House, Co. Galway posing in their wonderful motor car, that was housed in the stables when not in use.
It has been suggested that the lady may be the novelist Violet Martin (of Somerville & Ross, and The Irish R.M. fame), but Violet was born in 1865 so would have been only around 33 or 34 when this photo was taken. What do you think? Maybe it’s just the veil that seems to be ageing her…
As usual, any and all information about the “contraption” will be gratefully received!
Date: Circa 1899
NLI Ref.: ALB186