Gone For A Burton


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Vintage lunch break.

The Junction of North Earl Street and O’Connell Street, Dublin 1in the late 1960s.

Another newly-unearthed image by American photojournalist Harrison Forman.

Name that jammer, anyone?

Pic via University of Wisconsin

Previously: Grand Jurys

Vintage Green Day

37 thoughts on “Gone For A Burton

  1. Paulus

    The black car is a Ford Anglia…the model before the one with the inward-sloping rear window.
    Behind that is a Triumph Herald.

  2. Joseph Collins

    Lovely pic, but surely it’s North Earl Street and O’Connell Street ? Madigans is still there like ….

      1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

        The Northside is a glorious mystery to you Bodge, isn’t it? :)

      2. Paulus

        Ah sure yer allowed one mistake a day Bodger, which is about the norm for BS where the Northside is concerned.
        We must give you a guided tour someday. :)

    1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

      Was gonna say the same thing, still a Dunnes next door to it too…

      1. V-19

        Or a muffin top
        Or jimjams

        I love these pics because they always remind me of a time when everyone made an effort when they went into town

        1. Janet, I ate my avatar

          and now you get asked by people if ” you are going somewhere special” just because you don’t want to look like a scruffy slob, like you need an excuse to get dressed

    1. Matt Pilates

      Shoes were a lot sexier then too – at least the ones on the left are.

      Yellow/cream litter bins. Old Aer Lingus livery. Ah jayz, Joe…

    1. Paulus

      Could be; could even be a Popular.
      Like the Zephyr/Zodiac range there wasn’t much between them. The number of doors might help but hard to discern here. The simpler grille with just a few horizontal slats suggests an Anglia but I’m not certain.

  3. White Dove

    The stylish ladies on the left could be on Fifth Avenue going for lunch with Babe Paley and her friends! Love them!

  4. f_lawless

    Striking how filthy the buildings are. The Burton shop sign was probably white originally – and when you zoom in, you can just about make out the greyed “Earl Street” signs either side of that sign. The name of the shop two doors down is pretty much illegible too. Back of the Aer Lingus van also filthy. Assuming there was was less traffic back then than now, why was Dublin so much dirtier back then – was it the leaded petrol?

    1. Paulus

      …that and the smokey coal. Dublin had more smog then than now. Facades of many buildings were black; Trinity, Four Courts, GPO etc, all are cleaner now than then.

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