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Edwardian-era advertising at Beamish Museum.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Oct 2012 - 10:30 AM
Focal Length:25mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.4
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
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


Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 8:33 AM

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

gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 8:37 AM

A real blast from the past. - gary

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 8:48 AM

Love these. Perfect dof and detail.

8 Feb 2013 - 8:50 AM

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


richmowil Plus Member 6307 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 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 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)


capto Plus Member 32718 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 10:07 AM

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


Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 10:16 AM

I love these old signs a well composed and detailed shot

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 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.

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 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.


SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 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.

danbrann Plus Member 11543 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 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 Plus Member 11543 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 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 Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 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
excellent rust a colours here Bill SmileSmile

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...........


leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
8 Feb 2013 - 1:17 PM

An interesting picture, fantastic detail and colours.

Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 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 Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 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 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 3:01 PM

The old adverts are so interesting.Smile

nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 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 Plus Member 9lifesnapper 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 Plus Member 44335 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 5:36 PM

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

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

gajewski Plus Member 11gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 7:12 PM

I like the POV here, Bill.

RobinF  983 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,

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

These old posters certainly make colourful subjects Bill.

RockArea Plus Member 9RockArea 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  3 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

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 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.

Tibetan  3 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 Plus Member 9251 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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