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24 September 2014
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1916 Easter Rising Gallery
Image of a Unionist anti-Home Rule postcard
This contemporary propaganda postcard was one of many produced by unionists to promote their opposition to Home Rule. It shows Belfast City Hall, once a proud symbol of Ulster unionism’s entrepreneurial spirit, in a state of utter dereliction as a result of Home Rule. Unionists saw themselves as a thrifty, sober and industrious people. This card reflects the low opinion they had of southern Irish Catholics’ ability to manage political and economic affairs. ©
 

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