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October 18, 1922

Heery's shop at 10 John Street, Waterford. There's a fine display of contemporary advertising in this shop window, all for soap products - Bodyguard, Restu, Kurlu, Gossages' Magical Soap - all made by William Gossage & Sons Ltd., Widnes, England.

 

The posters against the wall are for Bodyguard soap, and include the information: "This shop will accept Bodyguard Cash Coupons in payment for any goods purchased here. 12 coupons are worth One Shilling."

 

The other products are...

Restu: Restu The Labour Saver; You rest while Restu works

Kurlo Soap Wafers: For Woollens & Fine Fabrics; Washes without shrinking

Gossages' Magical Soap: The best, the sweetest, the cheapest

 

There was obviously a big push on these soap products at the time. Another image from Waterford taken 8 days after this photo on 31 October 1922 has a similar window display.

 

Date: Friday, 18 October 1922

 

NLI Ref.: P_WP_3067

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