Boycott British goods!:
women and men of Ireland, a quarter of a million of your countrymen have emigrated within the last seven years.
|Main Creator:||Cumann na mBan|
Cumann na mBan handbill, black font on buff paper. Text on recto reads: “Boycott British Goods!/ Women and Men of Ireland, a quarter of a million of your countrymen have emigrated within the last seven years. 40, 000 people are leaving Ireland each year, 100, 000 people are workless and on the verge of starvation. / WHY? BECAUSE YOU will not use the brains God gave you! / One moments thought will convince you that every penny spent on British goods means a / penny less in Ireland./ How many pennies a day do you send out of Ireland? / Every British newspaper you buy, and many of you buy none else - Every British made / sweet, cigarette, boot, hat, suit of clothes leave hundreds of Irishmen starving. / Take one small item: - / SWEETS / If you bought only (in bold) Irish made sweets and chocolates you would provide work for at least / 3,200 people. / You who would not willingly allow one little child to starve are actually starving thousands. / Just think: - £260, 000 worth of sweets are imported each year. / £330, 000 worth of chocolates are imported each year. / At least eat Irish sweets and keep 3,200 of your fellow countrymen from starving. / 1 Send no more pennies out of Ireland. / 2 Buy only Irish made sweets. Support especially the Irish firms which keep the money at home. / 3 Give your friends only Irish made sweets. / 4 Accept from your friends only Irish made sweets. / (in bold) REMEMBER: - Every British sweet you eat / Deprives an Irish mouth of meat." Stamped (in viridan green font) on recto, lower right of handbill: "SEDITIOUS LEAFLET / Seized by / "FREE STATE" POLICE." Printed on recto, lower left at bottom of handbill: "Irish Manufacture Series No. 3". Printed on recto, lower right at bottom of handbill: "Issued by Cumann na mBan[,] 27 Dawson Street, Dublin".
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[Dublin ; Cumann na mBan, 29 Dawson St., n.d., ca. 1930]
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera; formerly at call number POL/1920-30/30.
Physical description: 1 handbill ; 24.5 x 19.9 cm.
Portion of title: [Cumann na mBan handbill urging the boycott of British goods]
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