Three men at bridge - ads on wall for Lyons cafe and goods.

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Where: Sligo, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1926

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In Lyons you pays your money and takes your choice, cafe, furniture or funeral, all available here! An interesting shot but where????

B-59 receives all the plaudits for his investigations around this photo. He Identifies the location and also points us to the website of Henry Lyons & Co Ltd. Their history section is interesting as they were established in 1835 or over 180 years ago - a marvelous achievement for any business.

Henry Lyons Department Store was established in 1835 on Lower Knox Street.

Henry Lyons has always been an innovator and keen to increase sales as part of that they produced a seasonal brochure which contained all items that were for sale in the shop. They also ran a wholesale business and served from Belmullet to Tory Island.

Collection: Mason Photographic Collection

Date: labelled in catalogue as "c.1890-1910", but likely mid/late-1920s

NLI Ref: M20/32/5

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