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Eason & Son Ltd., Dublin & Belfast

It seems that this photo was taken at a trade exhibition, perhaps in Dublin. The Eason's "stand" is an absolute delight and certainly showcases all that this business (still thriving) had to offer, including personal and office stationery, prayer books, and its circulating libraries. Photos at the top of the stand show the size of Eason's enterprise including their Belfast premises at 17 Donegall Street; Eason's Printing Office and Bindery at Gloucester Street, Dublin; and the shop at Middle Abbey Street, Dublin.

 

In the left-hand corner to the back is a stunning display of brushes from the Varian company. Varian Brushes were made in Dublin from 1856, and their premises (factory and shop) was on Talbot Street. By 1948, Varian employed almost 300 people there.

 

Would love to know what business is in the left foreground from "... Lane, Dublin", but unfortunately no photos show it in more detail.

 

Date: Circa 1910

 

NLI Ref.: EAS_2504

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Taken circa 1910