I found some great Personal ads when I was researching for ‘Would You Marry A Farmer?’ Rather stupidly, I somehow lost all the ones I didn’t use so sometime, I must have a look again.
Here’s one of the ones that really made me laugh, from as recent as 1970! It was in the Anglo Celt. We just had to produce this illustration with the farmer, of course, wearing glasses as he visualises the wealthy and glamourous woman of his dreams. He clearly wants her to be a ‘laying hen’ too in that she will have independent means and keep him in the lap of luxury too!
Here’s the full ad:
Deasy Fan is a 21 year old Limerick man who wants to get in touch with nice slim farmers’ daughters (not those wearing glasses) who are well-off and have good family backgrounds. They must also have their own cars and own jobs. Replies preferred from West Limerick.