Collecting Turf from the Bog

Collecting Turf from the Bog Connemara Ireland

Stock #: 311097
Type: Large Format Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Connemara
Country: Ireland
Size: 6.5" x 9" (16.5 x 23 cm)

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A John Hinde Giant Postcard County Galway Card No. 1/26 Collecting Turf, Connemara. In Ireland to-day there are still vast stretches of this ancient romantic land where the old ways are still the best. In Connemara, under the blue shadow of rocky mountain ranges, the patient donkey brings home the turf-sods which have been skillfully cut and stacked to dry in the Summer months, and which will warm the thatched cottage of the fisher-farmer, during the Winter ahead. Cartwheels would sink in the soft bog, but the donkey's dainty feet pick their way daintily and efficiently. Photographic data: 4x3 Crown Graphic Camera, 270 mm. Ektar lens. Polo screen. E.3 Ektachrome film. Exposure 1/50 second at f/8. August morning
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