A stroll through Leopold Bloom’s Dublin via the front page of the 16 June 1904 issue of The Freeman’s Journal and National Press, which was entirely advertisements, primarily “Prepaid” (i.e., classified ads).
Gentleman desires Room and Board with a private family (English); no other boarders; Dalkey, Kingstown, Bray; terms moderate; outskirts of above preferred.
IMPORTANT. Lace Curtains are now very carefully cleaned and finished with our New Dust resisting process. By this System they keep clean longer than if done in the old way. Prescott’s Dye Works. Carriage Paid One Way.
FOUND. Hair Ornament at Mansion House Ball, Thursday, 9th; owner can have same by giving description and paying advertisement.
SPECIFIC ARTICLES WANTED. Old Pictures of General George Washington wanted, also other notable American Personages; highest prices paid; send name of engraver and publisher on picture; state price.
CYCLES FOR SALE. Assured Health and Happiness to the Workers; Raglan Cycles and all leading makes. M’Hugh’s, 35 Talbot street.
Parrot, with warranty for talking, only 11s 6d; bargain; month’s trial at my risk.
DENTISTRY, ETC. Mr. Henry J. Bradlaw, Surgeon Dentist, Ltd.; fillings from 2s 6d; gold, 10s 6d; extractions with cocaine, 2s 6d; perfectly painless extractions with gas, 5s. 78 Harcourt street.
HORSES AND VEHICLES FOR SALE. Glass Hearse for Sale; low price.
Horses for Sale, good workers in saddle and harness; nice Cobs and Ponies; promising young Horses.
Outside Car for Sale, newly painted.
Lady desires Board with R.C. family in Dublin.
Lodgings, suit business Girl, 2s 6d weekly; also a vacancy for little girl boarder; would have comfortable home and be well looked after.
Nursery Governess, Protestant, wanted for three children; must have good appearance, manner, and accent.
Evening Employment, addressing envelopes, etc. (either sex), anywhere.
First-Class Dressmaker, R.C., wanted immediately; must cut and fit perfectly.
Two Guineas Every Week offered by The Weekly Freeman for Best Short Story of About Four Thousand Words.