Pure ’80s Commercialism

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Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin

Arf.

Patsy McGyver writes:

The Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin. Merchants Arch, Wellington Quay in the background. 1880s

…I hate the advertisements.

Spratt’s?

Meanwhile...

Vienna?

NO.

Dublin Civic Trust write:

A fleeting, rare capture of Arnott’s exotic silhouette with its Eastern-inspired central tower and terminating pavilions prior to decapitation in the late 1940s – the rationale at the time declaring the ornaments as serving “no useful purpose.” Other than civitas, heaven forbid.

12 thoughts on “Pure ’80s Commercialism

  1. Gabby

    Steam power (the river barge) and electric power (the cute trams) and the Union Jack above the GPO, just a year before the area was rattled by gunfire.

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    1. italia'90

      Yikes! Saw that too
      The 1930’s footage will be interesting
      If they have any of the blue shirt wearing fascists
      beating the anti-Franco International Brigade
      before they departed to Spain.

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  2. Junkface

    Fascinating film reel! There was so much smog in the background and way more Trams than I would have expected. Plus a Union jack flying over the GPO. Interesting

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