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    Post Offices: 19th Century vs. Today

    Thanks. :)
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    Post Offices: 19th Century vs. Today

    I'm not a troll. I'm genuinely interested in what you are saying, I just happen to know a fair amount about the GPO and am irritated to see it taken out of context like this. I am also concerned that it shows a slackness in your research that undermines the believability of your entire position...
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    Post Offices: 19th Century vs. Today

    I'm sorry, but this claim doesn't make any sense to me. Faking photographs has been common since the early days of photography. Creating webs of interlocking texts: from city maps, to the lord lieutenant's day books and speeches, to newspaper articles from multiple different papers, to...
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    Post Offices: 19th Century vs. Today

    I'm not sure why you are so cynical about floorplans. I have worked with contemporary architects on large building projects and most of the drawings you receive are floorplans, elevations, and cross-sections. They may not require architects, but they are definitely the kind of drawings that...
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    Post Offices: 19th Century vs. Today

    Blueprints weren't commonly used in Ireland until the late-19th century or early-20th, so I wouldn't expect to see them in 1814. I'm attaching an example of the kind of design drawings that do exist. This is an 1814 design drawing. It is an early version, produced before then fact, and the...
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    Post Offices: 19th Century vs. Today

    The Dublin GPO was built between 1814 and 1818. The original plans are in the archives of the Royal Institute of Irish Architects (call number: Murray Collection 93/46.661), this includes original floorplans and detailed designs for the stonework. They also hold bills and receipts for the labour...
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    Movie | Metropolis (1927)

    UAP seems really confused about the film itself, the production process of early-twentieth century films, and the preservation (or lack thereof) of old film in the mid-twentieth century. It’s almost as if he is responding to this one German documentary as though it were the only text about the...
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