From the ad­verts

De­cem­ber 1981

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

Even a sim­ple cal­cu­la­tor cost most than twice as much as a ba­sic cam­era back in 1981, ac­cord­ing to an ad­vert placed by Carty’s Photo Stu­dio of Mar­ket Street, En­nis­cor­thy, in the run up to Christ­mas that year.

The ad­vert told how cal­cu­la­tors were avail­able ‘from £13.75’ - while you could buy an en­try-level cam­era at prices begin­ning at just £6.50.

Of course, to­day you’ve just got both cal­cu­la­tor and cam­era on your phone...

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