A Selection of Local Newspaper Adverts 1899 – 1920

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Advert - Steedmans Powders Belfast Telegraph 02.07.1920
Advert – Steedmans Powders Belfast Telegraph 02.07.1920


While researching posts for the website we often stop to read the newspaper adverts. Some are curious to modern eyes, others untrustworthy and many are funny. Even more amazing to see that some of the products and advertisers exist to this day.

This selection from 1899 – 1920 provides a typical range of adverts over 100 years ago. The adverts are shown without comment.

The Adverts

Advert - Martells Brandy Belfast Telegraph 06.04.1920
Advert – Martells Brandy, Belfast Telegraph 06.04.1920
Advert - Polo Cigarettes Belfast Telegraph 05.07.1920
Advert – Polo Cigarettes, Belfast Telegraph 05.07.1920
Advert -Van Houtens Cocoa, News Letter 25.01.1913
Advert -Van Houten’s Cocoa, News Letter 25.01.1913
Advert - Selection Belfast Telegraph 06.05.1920
Advert – Selection from Belfast Telegraph 06.05.1920
Advert - Scotts Emulsion, News Letter 25.01.1913
Advert – Scotts Emulsion, News Letter 25.01.1913
Advert - Phosferine Belfast Telegraph 02.01.1906
Advert – Phosferine, Belfast Telegraph 02.01.1906
Advert - Icilma Cream Belfast Telegraph 04.05.1920
Advert – Icilma Cream, Belfast Telegraph 04.05.1920
Advert - Goodalls Egg Powder Belfast Telegraph 03.05.1920
Advert – Goodalls Egg Powder, Belfast Telegraph 03.05.1920
Advert - Gold Plare Cigarettes Belfast Telegraph 03.01.1906
Advert – Gold Plare Cigarettes, Belfast Telegraph 03.01.1906
Advert - Pears Soap - Belfast Weekly Telegraph 14.01.1899
Advert – Pears Soap – Belfast Weekly Telegraph 14.01.1899
Advert - Cuticura Talcum Belfast Telegraph 07.08.1920
Advert – Cuticura Talcum Belfast Telegraph 07.08.1920
Advert - Dunlop 07.05.1920
Advert – Dunlop 07.05.1920
Advert - Dy Cassells Tablets Belfast Telegraph 02.07.1920
Advert – Dr Cassells Tablets Belfast Telegraph 02.07.1920
Advert - Erasmic ad Northern Whig 23.11.1915
Advert – Erasmic ad Northern Whig 23.11.1915

In Closing

A shorter article than most but there are many, many more adverts that could have been included. Feel free to let us know if you would like to see more.

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