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Two Irish Cigarette Adverts from 1959



Scanned by Brand New Retro from The Connacht Tribune Golden Jubilee Souvenir May 1959.

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  1. The cló gaelach is beautiful, wish they hadn’t abandoned it. As for the Irish, even to me it seems a bit less than snappy. I think the Players one is something along the lines of: “You can’t get better than Players” (literally, “nobody has succeeded in improving Players”. I think that’s it, anyway).

    The bottom one is: “Taste of tobacco, beautifully packaged”. More or less.

    Yeah, it’s a dog all right. All the clunky lack of elegance you’d associate with old-style Soviet propaganda posters about tractor production. Then again, in those days, they didn’t exactly have to try too hard, not with adds for ciggies anyway.

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  2. The Carrolls one – Above picture: “I prefer” Below picture: “They’re the best by far”. Bottom: Carroll’s House, Delgany (?). Makers of fine tobacco. Established 1824.


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