The first photograph was produced by Monsieur A. Sauvy of the Paris Photographic Studio, 64a Patrick Street, Cork. It appears to be a wedding photograph of John and Dizzie Moore.
Monsieur Sauvy bills himself as an art photographer and an artist in color. Well, you be the judge.
Sauvy - The Paris Studio
64a Patrick Street
Often the reverse of a photograph is as interesting as the image itself.
I have not investigated the photograph. A cursory search found the following advertisement in the British Medical Journal of 1879.
PARIS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO, 64A, Patrick Street, Cork. - Monsieur A. SAUVY has been able to produce charming Photographic Groups of the Members of the British Medical Association during their Visit to CORK, and offer them at the merely nominal price of 2s. 6d. each.
Well, you know what they say; "If you can't be good, be enterprising."
At one point in his career, William had seven studios through out the province; he and his assistants were known to average three hundred client photographs per day.
In 1900, William Abernathy was honored with a Royal Warrant in Belfast, as photographer to Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. He photographed her during the Royal visit to Dublin in April 1900.
It must have been exceedingly difficult to obtain a Royal Warrant in Ireland or Wales. Mr. Abernethy was very fortunate.
Reconciling the Celt: British National Identity, Empire, and the 1911 Investiture of the Prince of Wales
John S. Ellis, The Journal of British Studies, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct., 1998), p. 391; online JSTOR http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0021-9371
accessed 15 March 2008.
Dizzie and John Moore. Cabinet Card. Sauvy. ca. 1889-90. Cork. Privately held by the footnoteMaven, Preston, Washington. 2009.
Young Girl. Carte-de-Visite. Abernethy. Unknown. Belfast. Privately held by the footnoteMaven, Preston, Washington. 2009.