Murphy’s Stout has now been uploaded to the Old Ads section - HERE
This includes quite a number of old moulded plaster signs which I do very much like.
The last day of the year is often said to be a day of reflection, of looking back.
Today’s blog may bring some back beyond the year that has just passed.
I have got around to uploading the many sundry/uncategorised Old Ads that I have spotted over the past few years.
Slideshow of Old Ads - HERE
The Right Name for Stout Was and Is Beamish
I do like the definitive statements. There is no ‘Carlsberg-like’ 'probably' about the advertising slogans.
‘The Cream of Irish Stouts’…..
‘’Beamish is a Better Drink’…..
It must be something about the Cork inherent modesty
Old Beamish Ads - HERE
Continuing with uploading the photographs of Old Ads that I have spotted when carrying out ‘research’ in various public houses, today is a day for Bass, or as the ad says ‘Then, Now & Always’. I do not remember that campaign but do like the slogan.
The slogan that I recall from my youth was ‘Ah! That’s Bass’ but I haven’t got a photograph of that –yet.
Bass Ads - Here
This ghostsign has only recently been revealed. It looks like the stripping of the blue paint remains ongoing.
I spotted ‘Provisions’ yesterday and have tried to find out some more information but unsuccessfully.
In 1863, Mary Quinlan operated a Seminary for Young Ladies – so is unlikely to be the source of provisions. Brian McSwiney was a clerk operating from there in 1850.
By 1897, William Wheeler operated as an Ink (Writing) Manufacturer. In 1913, Michael Ryan has a Furniture supplies company in 35 and 36 King Street so maybe the source. He was still there in 1921, House Furnishings Warehouse. In 1935, Michael Ryan still traded from there – although King St had become MacCurtain Street. 1945 still finds them there.
This brought me to the end of online directories so Michael Ryan remains the best guess as source of the ghost.
Something else has now been added to the list of things for which the eyes are to be kept open.
There is a very large selection of Old Ads for drink products – alcoholic or not; still available or part of history; original ad and reproductions.
Little Norah was among the products that were completely new to me.
Double Diamond working wonders will be forever kept on my brain.
When I started photographing the Old Ads that I spotted in pubs and Heritage Centres, I did not expect there to be a sufficient quantity to justify a separate section for Bicycles.
I was wrong.
John Jameson & Sons Whiskey is the order for today.
The Old Ads section is now nearly half-finished – I might get completed pre-Christmas.
How many Guinness advertising slogans can you remember?
I have uploaded the many old Guinness Ads that I have spotted on my travels – visits to pub for research cannot be bad.
The slogans include:
Sticking with Whiskey, the Old Ads for Paddy Whiskey have been uploaded.
More ads on Paddy Whiskey site
Eventually, I have got around to uploading a slideshow of the many old cigarette advertisements that I have seen on my travels over the past couple of years – HERE.
I suspect the contention of Craven “A” that it will not affect your throat may not pass current advertising standards.
I was interested to note the number of ads as Gaeilge as well as the number of products after Irish locations – Thomond Plug, Garryown Plug, Sarsfield Plug and GalteeMore Plug.
Next task is to repeat the process with the other Old Ads.
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