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Dublin Street Life and Lore - An Oral History of Dublin's Streets and their Inhabitants The Recollections of Dublin's Tram Drivers, Lamplighters and Street Dealers von Kearns, Kevin C. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 01.10.1997
  • Verlag: Gill & Macmillan
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Dublin Street Life and Lore - An Oral History of Dublin's Streets and their Inhabitants

The first half of this century was the heyday of Dublin's vibrant and bustling traditional street life. Now in Dublin's Street Life and Lore, through the vivid oral histories of the participants themselves, Professor Kevin Kearns chronicles this rich street life and lore for future generations.The fascinating and often poignant verbal testimonies of Dublin's last surviving tram drivers, lamplighters, market traders, street dealers, spielers, buskers, local characters and others of their vanishing breed, comprise a wholly original and captivating personal historical record of Dublin's long renowned street life, told in Professor Kearns's uniquely engaging and informative style.Dublin Street Life and Lore: Table of ContentsIntroductionDublin Street Life and Oral UrbanloreHistorical Perspectives on Dublin Street TypesStreet Figures of YesteryearLamplightersDockersPostmenChimney SweepSignwriterPawnbrokerFortune TellerDealers, Spielers, Vendors and CollectorsMarket and Street DealersSpielerNewspaper VendorsScrap CollectorsTransport and Vehicles MenJarveysTram DriversPioneer CabbieBicycle and Car ParkersBusmanAnimal Dealers, Drovers and FanciersDroversHorse DealersPig RaiserBird Market MenPigeon FanciersEntertainers and PerformersBuskersPavement ArtistsMimes and ClownsBardic Street Poets


    Format: ePUB
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    Erscheinungsdatum: 01.10.1997
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780717165681
    Verlag: Gill & Macmillan
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