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Glorious John Hinde postcards of Dublin c.1970.

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Trinity College and Bank of Ireland, College Green. Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd, ca 1970s Photo by D. Noble, John Hinde Studios.

Trinity College and Bank of Ireland, College Green.
Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd, ca 1970s
Photo by D. Noble, John Hinde Studios.

John Wilfrid Hinde was born in Somerset in 1916 and trained at the Reimann School of Photography and then setup a studio in London working as a documentary, war and advertising photographer. After the war John Hinde got a job managing and publicising several circuses in Ireland and then decided to set up his own circus called the John Hinde Show along with his wife-to-be Antoina Falnoga, a trapeze artist who was part of the circus. Unfortunately it was one of Ireland’s rainiest years, which is of course saying something, and it failed spectacularly. Needing money desperately he set up a postcard company featuring his photographs. Shannon Airport had recently opened which brought thousands of Irish-American tourists all anxious for momentos to take back to America.

River Liffey, looking towards the Four Courts Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd, ca 1970s Photo by John Hinde F.R.P.S.

River Liffey, looking towards the Four Courts
Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd, ca 1970s
Photo by John Hinde F.R.P.S.

O'Connell Bridge and Street ca 1970s Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd (2/49) Photo by R. Beer, John Hinde Studios.

O’Connell Bridge and Street ca 1970s
Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd (2/49)
Photo by R. Beer, John Hinde Studios.

Dublin Airport Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd, ca 1970s Photo by D. Noble, John Hinde Studios. We bought the postcard in Dublin, 1978 "DUBLIN AIRPORT, situated six miles from the city centre is the home base of Aer Lingus Irish International Air Lines and is linked by direct services with the principle cities of Europe and the United States of America. Dublin City stands at the foot of the Wicklow mountains, facing Dublin Bay and is famous for its magnificient Georgian architecture and spacious streets. Passengers on the Trans Atlantic flights from Dublin may also avail of the duty free bargains at the Airport shops" - text on backside of postcard.

Dublin Airport
Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd, ca 1970s
Photo by D. Noble, John Hinde Studios.
We bought the postcard in Dublin, 1978
“DUBLIN AIRPORT, situated six miles from the city centre is the home base of Aer Lingus Irish International Air Lines and is linked by direct services with the principle cities of Europe and the United States of America. Dublin City stands at the foot of the Wicklow mountains, facing Dublin Bay and is famous for its magnificient Georgian architecture and spacious streets. Passengers on the Trans Atlantic flights from Dublin may also avail of the duty free bargains at the Airport shops” – text on backside of postcard.

O'Connell Bridge ca 1970s Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd (2/101) Photo by P. O'Toole, John Hinde Studios

O’Connell Bridge ca 1970s
Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd (2/101)
Photo by P. O’Toole, John Hinde Studios

Dublin City and River Liffey, ca 1970s Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd (2/494) Photo by P. O'Toole, John Hinde Studios

Dublin City and River Liffey, ca 1970s
Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd (2/494)
Photo by P. O’Toole, John Hinde Studios

Christ Church Cathedral Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd, ca 1970s Photo by D. Noble, John Hinde Studios.

Christ Church Cathedral
Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd, ca 1970s
Photo by D. Noble, John Hinde Studios.

 

St. Stephen's Green Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd, ca 1970s

St. Stephen’s Green Postcard published by John Hinde Ltd, ca 1970s

 

Grafton Street Dublin Ireland Photo By P. O'Toole John Hinde Studios

Grafton Street Dublin Ireland Photo By P. O’Toole John Hinde Studios

The Apron at Dublin Airport by Elmar Ludwig. A John Hinde postcard of the late 1960s:early 1970s with showing the Old Terminal building and Pier A - now the 100 gates on the right.

Postcards courtesy of Ed Sijmons. Ed’s brilliant photographs can be found at his brilliant Flickr site.