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Video: Inside Clerys department store in Dublin - in 1932

Check out this 1932 video of the legendary department store on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, including the bargain basement, the ‘gay and lively’ café – and a mechanical zoo…
Jan 11th 2012, 6:05 PM 8,030 23

IT’S ONE OF the world’s first purpose-built department stores – and this video shows just what it was like 80 years ago.

Clery’s on Dublin’s O’Connell Street was first opened in 1853 but had to be completely rebuilt when it was destroyed by the 1916 Rising.

This amazing video is an advertisement for the shop from 1932. Check it out:

(Video via timminspj)

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