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Edwardian-era advertising at Beamish Museum.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens:LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Oct 2012 - 10:30 AM
Focal Length:25mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.4
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Daylight
Title:The Tobacco that Counts
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:8 Feb 2013 - 8:31 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract
Votes:54

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 8:33 AM

Interesting how well these have survived, well worked Bill
Regards Richard

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 8:37 AM

A real blast from the past. - gary

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 8:48 AM

Love these. Perfect dof and detail.

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 8:50 AM

Love these old advertising signs Smile fantastic detail and colours, great dof too love it Smile

Hugh

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 9:27 AM

Nice images of days of the past! Love them ( I worked inthe tobacco industry for 30+ years - very interesting!)

Sharp crisp and weather beaten - I like them a lot!

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 9:28 AM

Looks like someone has used the sailor for air rifle target practice (.... or is that just me Smile)

Dave

capto
capto e2 Member 2609 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 10:07 AM

Oh dear, I remember them both very well. Makes a nice image.

ivor

Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 10:16 AM

I love these old signs a well composed and detailed shot
Steve

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 10:32 AM

These old metallic adverts make such colourful subjects, esp. so with a bit of weathering and rust adding a patina of age.
Ronnie.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:18 AM

There's a wonderful joke about that slogan and you had to be a smoker of Players to tell it properly. I wonder how many know it? About the Legionnaires?

Brings back memories, smoked them for years until I saw sense 10 years ago or more.

I used to be singled out (pardon the pun) by my maths teacher at School in the boy's playground, he always picked on me for smoking, I thought it was bad luck, till I realised that he was a smoker of Players as well, and that's why mine were always confiscated. A hard lesson, but I learned I carried a Woodbine packet and the first morning he grabbed me and told me to empty my pockets I got a knowing look, and he realised he was rumbled.

Fond memories indeed, cheers Bill.

Dougie

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53997 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:34 AM

I've often wondered why these metal signs rust through the enamel in spots. Perhaps the enamel is thinner in those places. Whatever the reason, they make for excellent images. I don't remember the Wills's cigs, but I do the Players.
x

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:37 AM

Couldn't afford these Bill. We smoked either Pasha cigs or believe it or not Cinnamon sticks. Well recorded.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:46 AM

Just had another look Bill as I thought thee was something strange. They must have moved these from there original positions but that doesn't detract from the quality of the image.

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:54 AM

Tony's grandfather worked at Wills in Bristol - all his working life, and he knew the "Krek Waiters peak
Bristle"
excellent rust a colours here Bill SmileSmile
Helen

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 1:16 PM

I well remember "Players Please" - my grandfather, an old sailor, smoked them for a while. Later he went over to a pipe, and to chewing tobacco, along with a pinch of snuff. And he lived till he was 96...........

Anne

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
8 Feb 2013 - 1:17 PM

An interesting picture, fantastic detail and colours.
Effrossini

Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 1:23 PM

Amazing how times change attitudes. I can remember when smoking was not only allowed, it was encouraged. We even smoked in the hospital!!!!!!!!!

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 2:40 PM

Blimey, I can remember these from when I were a lad! Wink Love these old enamel signs, well captured and presented, Bill Smile
Trev Smile

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 3:01 PM

The old adverts are so interesting.Smile

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 5:09 PM

I am a heavy smoker and I love it, Bill. A really good brand, and it really counts, but I don't know if navy cut is still available.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 5:29 PM

I remember that 'Players Please' was still very much a slogan being banded around in the late 50's early 60's Bill, so yes, I guess the tobacco must've counted.

John Smile

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32346 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 5:36 PM

A great capture Bill, "oh how times have changed?".

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 7:12 PM

I like the POV here, Bill.
-\=Walter

RobinF
RobinF  783 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 7:13 PM

Great capture Bill, there's a wonderful nostalgia to these old 'ciggy' adverts.
kind regards,
Robin

paulb20
paulb20 e2 Member 7paulb20 vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 7:16 PM

These old posters certainly make colourful subjects Bill.
Paul

RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 7RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 10:06 PM

They're great subjects and look good but as cigarette advertising is banned, shouldn't these be taken down and moved where they can't be seen?

aniamoore
aniamoore  1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 - 12:19 AM

To young to remember them, Bill!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Smoking can kill!SadSadSadSadTongue If only Mick could see this.......I'm afraid bad news!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Handsome seaman, by the way!SmileTongue
AniaWink

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 7:52 AM

They are fascinating Bill - a great piece of nostalgia. How advertising has changed from these old metal plates.
Ann

Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
10 Feb 2013 - 12:42 PM

I remember them well Bill, I also remember Mum sending me to get a packet of five Nosegay cigarettes, in a paper packet with flowers on it for one and a half pennies lol. there was Craven A, Lucky strike, Passing cloud, Wills Woodbine's, Lucky black cat, Kensitas, Camel, and many many more, nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 12:40 PM

What wonderful old adverts Bill, I remember seeing ones like this when they had the Robert Opie museum at Gloucester Docks when I was a boy, it moved up to Leeds about 20 years ago so the opportunity to get images such as this have goneSad

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