Leeson Street by Bill Doyle, 1969
Selling newspapers on street corners was common in Dublin
In Bill Doyle’s iconic photo the headline ‘All well in Moon Craft’ refers to the Apollo 11 mission. For many years street vendors sold the Evening Herald and the Evening Press, which led to the catch-all cry “Heralorpress!”
The two papers enjoyed a healthy rivalry for many years, but the market is on the wane nowadays and only the Herald survives. It is still sold on the streets, but modern hawkers are rather less vocal.
With thanks to Leslie Doyle for Bill Doyle and Lilliput Press
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