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Lot 707/7025

Estimate: €400-600

Irish Unionist Delegates Photograph
A rare original photograph showing circa 100 delegates from Irish Unionist groups standing outside the Marquess of Salisbury’s residence at Hatfield, 24 April 1983, where they assembled to press their objections to Gladstone’s second Home Rule Bill (introduced January 1893).
By Abernethy (photographer), Belfast, circa 28 x 34 cm.
Lord Salisbury was the Conservative and Unionist leader. The Second Home Rule Bill was carried in the House of Commons, but was defeated by Unionist votes in the House of Lords.

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