- Title - The Daily Mirror
- Date - Monday 1st May 1916
- Size - 300mm x 390mm
- Condition - Good. Overall age-toning but pages all intact. Some handwriting at top of page above header, otherwise very good.
Important Newspaper with 1st Reports of the Surrender After the Easter Rising
Important original copy of the Daily Mirror from Monday May 1st 1916, containg first hand reports, and the first news of the surrender in a British newspaper. Also contains some of the first published pictures of the rebellion.
Above the masthead, "Countess and 706 Irish Rebels Taken Prisoners", below is the subtitle 'Dublin Rebels Surrendering Freely: "Larkinite" Countess, A Rebel Chauffeur, Among the Prisoners'. There are two pictures of Countess Markeivicz, with the captions, 'Countess Markeivicz leaving Liberty Hall, the building so strangely named. She is an ardent "Larkinite",' and the second caption, 'Countess Markeivicz. She is married to a Russian and is a well known suffragette.'
The other illustrations on the front page include, a photograph of Jacob's Biscuit Factory "Which 1,500 rebels converted into a fort", a photograph of one of the wounded British Officers, Lieutenant-Colonel, C.Fane, DSO, and there is also a crowd scene of police making a baton charge. The text underneath, seems to refer to James Connolly, 'Larkin's Irish-American lieutenant', as having been killed. There is also a reference to the shooting of Connolly on page 2.
All of which paints a clear picture of the confusion that still reigned in the immediate aftermath of the rebellion. Connolly was indeed wounded, but it was his execution by firing squad on May 12th, where he had to be tied to a chair because of his injuries, that changed public opinion, not only in Ireland but on both sides of the Atlantic. Asquith, the British PM, then ordered that no more executions were to take place; an exception being that of Roger Casement as he had not yet been tried.
The text on pages 2-3 is also of historical importance, and of course some of the the reports are incredibly biased, aimed as they were towards the general reading public of Britain. With the benefit of hindsight and historical record some are entirely erroneous, but nonetheless, this is an important record of one of the most important chapters in the birth of our nation.
Important Record of the 1916 Rising.
Item ID: 15837-0
: €875.00 (€902.56 Inc. VAT)