O1334 : Postboxes, Dublin

taken 7 years ago, near to Islandbridge, Dublin, Ireland

Postboxes, Dublin
Postboxes, Dublin
Three postboxes on Parkgate Street, Dublin. A Victorian pillar box is accompanied by a modern post-mounted box and a larger box, presumably for parcels or franked mail.
Victorian Postboxes

In the British Isles the first pillar post boxes were erected in Jersey in 1852. Roadside wall boxes first appeared in 1857 as a cheaper alternative to pillar boxes, especially in rural districts. In 1853 the first pillar box in Britain was installed at Botchergate, Carlisle. In 1856 Richard Redgrave of the Department of Science and Art designed an ornate pillar box for use in London and other large cities. In 1859 the design was improved, and this became the first National Standard pillar box. Green was adopted as the standard colour for the early Victorian post boxes. Between 1866 and 1879 the hexagonal Penfold post box became the standard design for pillar boxes and it was during this period that red was first adopted as the standard colour. The first boxes to be painted red were in London in July 1874, although it would be nearly 10 years before all the boxes had been repainted.

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O1334, 166 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Sunday, 15 January, 2017
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Communications 
Street Furniture (from Tags)
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 136 344 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.8822N 6:17.6772W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! O 136 344
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Postbox  Postboxes  Victorian Postbox  Dublin City Centre 

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