Monday, January 8, 2018

Funny Vintage Ads (8)

Advertising has always been an interesting way to look at history. But when you see these vintage advertisements, the past seems a lot weirder than you thought.

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trim reducing aid cigarettes

Trim offered a double-your-money-back guarantee that smoking at least 3 cigarettes a day would help consumers lose up to 20 pounds in as little as 8 weeks without modifying their diet. In 1958, the FDA seized 2,671 bulk cartons (containing 26,710 packs of cigarettes) of Trim Reducing-Aid cigarettes on the grounds that they were misbranded and unlawfully introduced into interstate commerce. Later court decisions held that by claiming therapeutic efficacy Trim cigarettes presented themselves as a drug, and were therefore subject to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act’s prohibition of false and misleading statements.

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grape nuts steadies a man


 Grape Nuts cereal, which contains neither grapes nor nuts, was developed in 1897 by  C.W. Post, who was a patient (and then a competitor), of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg.  It was one of the first commercial products marketed as health food.

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Don't strip trade-ins

Here's a WW2 era poster by the Office of War Information, asking people not to strip cars of valuable parts before trading them in. 
"No more good than the bag at the left is a "trade-in" of parts quite bereft. Like the "teaser" above only mother can love the Joe Dope who at part-swiping's deft!"


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How and what to tell a Communist

 "Tell him that you know no tactics are too low for a Communist: lying, cheating, betrayal, ruin, and even murder. But be sure to tell him, too, that America is on the alert and that his scheme for world domination is doomed to failure."

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She'll be happier with a Hoover

 "She cares about her home, you know, so if you really care about her . . . wouldn't it be a good idea to consider a Hoover for Christmas?"
Not if you value your marriage.


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Heater Halls Cocaine Candy
"HEATER HALLS COCAINE: Guaranteed to Deaden That Sweet Tooth"
Satire designed and Printed by Roland (Rolly) Crump, (born February 27, 1930), an American animator and designer known for his work as a Disney Imagineer.


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New Johnson Compacts - "Even a Squaw can carry"

Now that's impressive, even for the 1950s. Sexism and racism in the same ad!

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Chesterfield for Mother's Day Father's Day

When you're looking for that special gift for mom or dad, look no further than Chesterfield cigarettes. Chesterfield is the perfect gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day or any day. Mike sure does love his momma and poppa!

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Darkie in a Watermelon
 
"Upon opening the watermelon which is made of paper mache, is found a little pickaninany, southern darky with cloth diaper fasted with miniature safety pin and small nursing bottle. His white eyes flash the whole face indicates perfect happiness."

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Dr Kilmer's Swamp Root


Dr. Killmer's patent medicine was a diuretic for the kidneys and a mild laxative. According to Killmer, "Swamp-Root" promotes the flow of urine thereby aiding the kidneys in their necessary work of eliminating waste matter. The Swamp Root formulation fell out of favor after the advent of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act, which resulted in the federal government imposing testing and labeling requirements on a variety of products, including patent medicines with dubious claims. However, Killmer's Swamp Root is FDA approved and is still being sold today.
https://www.amazon.com/Swamp-Root-Diuretic-8-Oz/dp/B00GTB24AS


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buckeye folding bath cabinet
Just open those pores, and have Turkish, Vapor or Medicated Baths right in your own home. Supplied with a door, and an opening for the arm, convenient for removing perspiration from the face or otherwise adding to your comfort.

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 Wrist Radio

The text says it's only capable of tuning in local radio stations, but the two smiling kids at the top of this deceptive ad act like they have a genuine two-way communication device right out of a Dick Tracy comic strip. Look — there are lightning bolts connecting the two of them and everything!

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Beatnik Dictionary

"Packed with words and phrases straight from infinity. A perfect gift." The term "Beatnik" was coined by Herb Caen of the San Francisco Chronicle on April 2, 1958, a combination of the name of the recent Russian satellite Sputnik and Beat Generation. This suggested that beatniks were (1) "far out of the mainstream of society" and (2) "possibly pro-Communist."

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Are You Flat-Chested?

"No matter how small and undeveloped your bust may now be, my famous Miracle Cream treatment will quickly increase its size and mould it to lovely, arching form."
In the days before silicone and surgery, creams were marketed that purported to increase breast size. There were ‘flesh-making’ bust creams for ‘undernourished’ tissue and ‘Flesh-firming’ creams that relied on astringents to ‘tighten and lift’. One recipe called for night-time painting of the breasts with ‘elastic collodion’ to keep the sleeping bosom supported overnight.


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Drink Moxie
 
Moxie began as a medicine called “Moxie Nerve Food”, rather than as a soft drink, but eventually became the first nationally marketed soft drink in the US. It was created in 1884, by Dr. Augustin Thompson, a Civil War veteran from Union, Maine.

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Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey. The only child of Sicilian immigrants, a teenaged Sinatra decided to become a singer after watching Bing Crosby perform in the mid-1930s. By 1941, Sinatra was the most famous singer in America.

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Foot Saver Shoes
 "He was a highly eligible bachelor. And she had made swift progress till that awful day when she slipped getting out of the roadster. Her ankle twisted. She screamed. In a second he had jerked off her shoe -- and stocking. With a sinking heart she watched his fingers test her ankle, saw that he was staring at her foot  -- her awful foot with its twisted toes and stumpy nails, swollen arch and calloused heel. Her feet were terrible!"
 
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DWIN Insect Killer

"IT'S NO DISGRACE TO HAVE BUGS"
That all depends on where you have them.
"Women like to spray DWIN, the modern, truly fragrant Insect Killer. It has the aroma of a hundred flowers."


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Fagged Out? Drink Orange Crush and feel fresh

Obviously "Fagged Out" meant something entirely different in the 1940s -- it meant exhausted, beat or pooped.

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Robinson's Mammoth Dime Museum and Theatre

"Robinson's Mammoth Dime Museum and Theatre. The great family resort, 126 Canal Street. The largest, handsomest and most complete museum in America. Don't fail to visit it. 2 mammoth shows 2. At one price, 10 cents. New wonders arriving daily from all parts of the globe. Remember one dime -- ten cents -- admits to all - 10 cents. Patronized by the elite. Attractions extraordinary!"Dime museums in nineteenth century America, were dedicated to the exhibition of human curiosities or 'freak shows,' under the guise of being an educational form of entertainment.

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Lantz Supporter

Who knew that wearing a jockstrap or “suspensory,” could add two decades to your life?
"It takes the tension off vital nerve center, makes a man light on his feet, with freedom of action for mind and muscles. Gives a refined appearance."


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Up like little soldiers - Wilson Garter

“Up Like Little Soldiers — That’s how the Cord & Slide Wilson Garter allows children to grow — trim, graceful — all ginger. No more little rounded, stooping shoulders, and no more torn hose tops."

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Chemcraft has atomic energy

In 1947, Porter Chemical Company under the "Chemcraft" trademark became the first company to produce laboratory kits for children that included an atomic energy component.  Containing nearly 100 pieces, this Chemcraft Master Laboratory set was the most elaborate and expensive chemistry set available. Porter sold over a million chemistry sets before going out of business in the 1980s over increased liability concerns. 
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WW1 Sugar Ration

The first item to be rationed during World War One was sugar in January 1918, but by the end of April meat, butter, cheese and margarine were added to the list. Ration cards were issued and everyone had to register with a local butcher and grocer. No sugar could legally be bought without stamps, and sugar rationing would continue until supplies returned to normal after World War Two.

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Griffin Microsheen Boot Polish

The sleezy Griffin Microsheen ads of the 1950s were for men's shoe polish. But nary a man's face and rarely a man's foot ever made an appearance in the campaign. 

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The Freedman's Bureau

From a series of racist posters attacking Radical Republican exponents of black suffrage, issued during the 1866 Pennsylvania gubernatorial race.
The Freedmen’s Bureau was established at the end of the Civil War (1861-1866) to assist freed slaves. During its years of operation, the Freedmen’s Bureau fed millions of people, built hospitals and provided medical aid, negotiated labor contracts for ex-slaves and settled labor disputes. It also helped former slaves legalize marriages and locate lost relatives, and assisted black veterans.

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Merriam Dictionary Games

In 1831, brothers George and Charles Merriam opened a printing and bookselling operation in Springfield, Massachusetts which they named G. & C. Merriam Co. The first Merriam-Webster dictionary was published on September 24, 1847. It cost $6.00 per copy and earned the praise of such notable figures as President James K. Polk and General Zachary Taylor.

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 Young Sampson, Modern Hercules

The "Young Sampson, Modern Hercules" was Charles Sampson. Many of his claims about his abilities were highly suspect, including his boast that he acquired his talent for bending iron after being struck by lightning as a teenager in France. He often rigged his performances by using tactics such as emptying backstage the sand or lead that filled his barbell, while his manager dramatically outlined to the crowd the “feat” they were about to see.
Moore's Musee Theatre at 91 and 93 Yonge Street Toronto, Canada opened as Robinson’s Musee in late 1890 as a combination theater/lecture hall/dime museum featuring a rotating roster of sideshow and vaudeville acts. In 1896, the theater was the site of the first presentation of projected motion pictures in Toronto. 


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Benson & Hedges


Benson & Hedges began their "America's Favorite Cigarette Break" ad campaign in the 1970s, showing people in various situations with a bent cigarette in their mouth, supposedly because their extra long cigarettes were too long.

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Bayer Heroin

In the late 1890s, Bayer commercialized both aspirin and heroin as cough, cold and pain remedies. Soon after, doctors noted that patients were developing a "tolerance" for Heroin, and becoming addicted, but Bayer forged ahead with an advertising campaign to promote Heroin for use in children suffering from coughs, colds and "irritation." Heroin was restricted to prescription-only use in the U.S. in 1914 and eventually banned by the FDA 1924.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Funny Vintage Ads (7)

Advertising has always been an interesting way to look at history. But when you see these vintage advertisements, the past seems a lot weirder than you thought.

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Gay Boy

Cigar smokers are usually represented in advertising as highly masculine. The dapper fellow in this ad from the 1890s, represents the dandified upper class.

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Flare-O-Flame

"Fluorescent by Night for Added Safety"

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 Chubbies from Lane Bryant
 
 Shopping for Chubbies from Lane Bryant. That’ll do wonders for a young girls' self-esteem.
In 1897, a 16-year-old Jewish orphan from Lithuania named Lena Himmelstein arrived in New York City and found work in a sweatshop for $1 a week. After her first husband, David Bryant, died at a young age, Lena supported herself and her son by making and selling tea gowns. Later she specialized in creating fashions for plus-sized women.


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Mrs Winslow's Soothing Syrup

Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup was developed in 1845 and sold millions of bottles a year at 25 cents a pop. Its two primary ingredients were morphine and alcohol so it’s not surprising it relieved pain and was a "mother's friend." Unfortunately, it also caused a great many infant deaths from accidental overdoses. “Mrs. Winslow’s” was denounced by the American Medical Association in 1911 but continued to sell as late as 1930.

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Wolf Flirt Glasses

 "Be the Hit of the Party! Wear these glasses and flirt with all the Pretty Girls. Better than whistling at them! Regular glasses with tiny electric bulbs and battery attached. Put them on and when a Pretty Girl passes -- press battery and glasses light up! Lots of Fun! Harmless! Hurry! Supply is limited, Order today."

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America's Youth Needn't Suffer From Lack of Butter!


During World War II, rationing and shortages forced consumers to switch to margarine. After the war, the dairy industry was focused on getting folks to switch back to butter, because "butter can't be duplicated!"

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 Flying Saucers Are For Real

"Amaze yourself and your friends. These Saucers take-off and land using the scientific principle of differential expansion. Pocket size for you to demonstrate anywhere -- anytime."Differential expansion is a phenomenon peculiar to rotors and rotating discs which causes tilt based on the effect of weight or gravity upon the rotating object. It is a natural phenomenon observable in helicopter rotors, steam engines, and Frisbees.

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Aunty Brand Citrus

We are Aunty Brand Citrus, because Mammy Brand was too obvious!

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Automatic Cyclostyle

The "Automatic Cyclostyle" was one of the first office copiers. According to an 1884 product review, "To use the apparatus to make copies, the top frame is unhooked and removed, and an unused Cyclostyle stencil is placed on the metal surface. The top frame is then replaced. The matter to be copied is next written upon the [stencil] with the cyclostyle pen. The upper frame [including the stencil] is then raised, and a piece of paper is placed upon the metallic plate.The roller, having received an evenly distributed layer of Cyclostyle ink, is then passed [by hand] over the writing [on the stencil] to be copied." This forces ink through the stencil and onto the paper, making a copy.
Not quite as "automatic" as one would expect, given the advertising claim that it could do 400 copies an hour.


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Mummy, what happens to us if the bomb drops

 Good question, but unfortunately this ad doesn't have an answer. Instead, it tells mothers to be prepared with a First Aid kit and includes a list of recommended medical supplies.

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Flobar

After FUBAR, use Flobar and wash that radiation away!

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The Welcome Nugget

The Welcome Nugget was one of Australia’s most amazing gold discoveries. Found in 1858, and weighing 2,217 troy ounces (68.98 kg) it remains one of the largest gold nuggets ever found on Earth.

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Brighten the Day - Ritalin

"Ritalin brightens outlook and renews vigor -- overcomes drug sedative effects -- often improves behavior in the elderly." Yeah, she looks a little too happy about it.
Ritalin is a stimulant drug and was first approved for use in adults during the mid-1950s. Now it is commonly over-prescribed to so-called "hyperactive children" and often recommended
by school teachers and counselors.

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Gono - Man's Friend for gonorrhea and gleet
 "Gono - Man's Friend for gonorrhea and gleet - an unequalled (sic) remedy for unnatural discharges."
The first use of the name "the clap", in reference to the disease, was recorded in the sixteenth century. Unfortunately antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is on the rise, and infections may one day be untreatable.


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Barnum & Bailey Grand Water Circus

After 146 years, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed on May 21, 2017, due to declining tickets sales and high operating costs. The show had its roots in a spectacle that began two decades before the U.S. Civil War.

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 Burnett's Cocoaine for the Hair

Pharmacist Joseph Burnett was born in Southboro, Mass, in 1820. He became an importer of toilet articles and flavoring extract manufacturer in Boston. In 1857, he invented his most profitable product - the famous Burnett's Cocoaine for the hair. Burnett's Cocoaine actually contained coconut oil not cocaine as its primary ingredient.

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Build Your Own Jet Engine

Strapping a jet engine to a bicycle... What could go wrong?But apparently selling plans to build one at home didn't sound like a bad idea to the J Houston Maupin company of Tipp City Ohio, in January 1952.

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Sal Hepatica

Sal Hepatica is the name of a mineral salt laxative that was produced and marketed by Bristol-Myers in 1887, becoming its first nationally recognized product in 1903. When dissolved in water, it was said to reproduce the taste and effect of the natural mineral waters of Bohemia.

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 Dr. West's Toothpaste

 "Old-fashioned, slow-cleansing tooth pastes are often to blame for dull-white teeth, so just stop using them! Laboratory tests prove that Dr. West's Tooth Paste cleans Double-quick!"

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The Witch Spoon

 The "Witch Spoon" was created by Daniel Low, a jeweler in Salem, Massachusetts in 1891 and is credited with starting souvenir spoon collecting in the United States. 

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Borden's Evaporated Milk

Gail Borden developed evaporated milk in 1856 to fight food poisoning and other illnesses related to lack of refrigeration and preservation techniques. In the years following the Civil War (1861-1865), Borden's Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk was credited with significantly lowering the infant mortality rate in North America.


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Everyone Likes Laxettes

"Nicest for the kids - easiest for mother! That's Laxettes!
No fuss, no spoons, no spilling. You can't tell a Laxette
from ordinary chocolate!"


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Bromo-Seltzer

Bromo-Seltzer was billed as a cure for exhaustion, headache, insomnia, brain fatigue, loss of appetite and other common complaints. Sold in distinctive little blue bottles, it became a household word through extensive newspaper advertising. Early formulas used acetanilide as the analgesic, a known poisonous substance. 

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The Mug-wump Specific

The Mug-wump Specific was a patent medicine cure for venereal diseases. There's a some "truth in advertising" in this illustration because the snake is apparently supplying some "snake oil" to the patient.

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The Metrecal Steak


Pink Metrecal in a bowl. Yum!

"Drink a can of Metrecal and you've had the nutrition of steak, potatoes, peas and carrots. But not the calories."
Metrecal was a diet drink based on baby formula that became a popular means of losing weight in the 1960s.


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The Chevalier

"FREE Extra Pouch
The Chevalier has a removable pouch made of a soft, comfortable fabric that absorbs perspiration. So that you can change it regularly we include an extra pouch."


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Pink Pills for Pale People 

 Dr William’s ‘Pink Pills for Pale People’ were advertised as an iron rich tonic for the blood and nerves to treat anemia, clinical depression, poor appetite and lack of energy. The main ingredient in Pink Pills for Pale People was iron and among the many ridiculous claims made about this patent medicine, the manufacturer even claimed the pills could cure paralysis.
Ironically, only when someone bought the pills, opened the package and read the instructions, did it admit that the pills were not a cure-all.

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Listerine Cigarettes

Listerine was invented in the late nineteenth century by a pharmacist as a powerful surgical antiseptic. It was later sold in distilled form as a floor cleaner, as well as a cure for gonorrhea and "chronic halitosis." For a short time beginning in 1927, the Lambert Pharmaceutical Company marketed Listerine Cigarettes. The tobacco was infused with the same antiseptic oils used in the mouthwash for a "cooling and soothing effect."
 
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Cooline Summer Corset

Wear a "Cooline Summer Corset" because you needn't work up a sweat while crushing your ribs and internal organs.

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Butterick Cook Book

"You feel discouraged, hurt -- but it is probably all your own fault! Disposition depends largely on digestion -- you don't cook him well-balanced meals."
Ladies, if your husband is unhappy it's obviously your fault!
You're a lousy cook and you need this cookbook to keep your marriage intact.

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