Mr Power gazed at the passing houses with rueful apprehension.
- He had a sudden death, poor fellow, he said.
- The best death, Mr Bloom said.
Their wideopen eyes looked at him.
- No suffering, he said. A moment and all is over. Like dying in sleep.
No-one spoke." (U6.308)
Falconer was at 53 Upper Sackville street. This is one of their railway guides, a Ready Reckoner dated 1862.
The Gresham hotel, not mentioned by Bloom, is also on Upper Sackville Street, on the right side as the carriage is driving. It is the hotel where the Conroys stayed in The Dead.
There were 4 Asylums for the Blind in Dublin: * The Richmond National Institution for Industrious Blind, on Upper Sackville street, that the carriage is passing. * St Mary's Blind Asylum for Girls at Merrion, shown in this PC; it was founded 1858, run by the Sisters of Charity, and had 200 inmates; the curriculum included Braille and typewriting, singing and music instruments, basketry, weaving and knitting. * St Joseph's Catholic Male Blind Asylum at Drumcondra Castle; it was founded 1859, run by the Carmelite Brothers, and had 100 inmates. * The Molyneaux Asylum.
Father Theobald Mathew (1790 - 1856) was a capuchin friar from Cork. He founded, in 1838, the Total Abstinence Society, a moral crusade that rapidly spread throughout Ireland, to reach England and Scotland; some 7 million people 'took the pledge' of abstinence during Father Matthew's time. On this PC, the legend states "Statue of Father Mathew, Dublin. The Great Apostle of Temperance in the Habit of the Capuchin Order." It was unveiled in 1893, and was the work of Irish sculptor Miss Mary Redmond. Coming up behind the statue is the Gresham Hotel (the building with the flag).
The foundation stone for a monument to Parnell was laid in 1899. This later PC shows Upper Sackville street with the Parnell Monument in place. It is a bronze statue on a pillar of granite designed by artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It was unveiled, after much controversy and multiple delays, in 1911.
'The Rotunda' refers to the maternity hospital originally known as 'The Dublin Lying-In Hospital' founded in 1745. First located in George's Lane, it was moved to its present location in 1757 where it became known as the Rotunda because one of its wings, as seen on this PC, was a circular building.
- Sad, Martin Cunningham said. A child.
A dwarf's face, mauve and wrinkled like little Rudy's was. Dwarf's body, weak as putty, in a whitelined deal box. Burial friendly society pays." (U6.322)
A post-mortem photograph of a Dublin baby in a whitelined box. On the back is handwritten: "Lawrence Patrick, died - March 28th 1893."