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Lot 1259/0217

Estimate: €700-900

Commander-In-Chief’s Farewell
(Collins, Michael)
An old Photo Frame containing a ‘Lint and Cotton Wool used to wash Michael Collins,’ face when being prepared at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin,’ for his State funeral:
according to a manuscript label within the old frame, which has now been housed within a modern conservation frame. An evocative and emotive item.
Provenance:
Nurse Nessie Rogan, S.R.N. (State Registered Nurse, who prepared him for his lying in state). (1)

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