The British Newspaper Archive (BNA) has added the Irish Society and Social Review to its online database. It's also joined the Irish Newspaper Collection of FindMyPast. The paper, with a masthead that swung over the years from gaily flamboyant to stylised art deco elegance, and back again, was the 'only Society Journal in Ireland' and claimed a 'Guaranteed largest circulation in Ireland of any Society Paper Published in the UK'.
Advertising takes up about half the pages of the paper and include promotions for many of the items you'd expect to be in demand by the idle rich: dancing and deportment classes, upcoming orchestra concerts, diagonal seam corsets, milliners, fur coats, hotel accommodation, health remedies and, for the skivvy, grate polish supplies.
The BNA plans the holding for this newspaper to run from 1888 to 1924. So far, 535 editions of the weekly title have been uploaded, dating from 1889 to June 1924, so it's nearly complete.