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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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Funny Vintage Ads (6)

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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It's a Life Sized Walking Boobie

"Wind it up and watch it do its thing! It's gotta be seen to be believed"
Hollywood Mail Order Corp was a subsidiary of Fredrick's of Hollywood, started by Frederick Mellinger (inventor of the push-up bra) in 1947.


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Crowds Breed Contagion

"How many "Typhoid Marys" are in this crowd?...In every crowd there are almost certainly several "carriers" of disease germs...You know Lifebuoy is a health soap by its wholesome, pungent odor."  

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The Kodak Camera

in 1888, the KODAK camera was invented and marketed with the slogan, "You press the button - we do the rest." The first Brownie Camera was introduced in 1900. It sold for $1 and used film that cost 15 cents a roll. For the first time, the hobby of photography was within the financial reach of nearly everyone. 

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 I said stop and he did 

 The nerve of that guy! He actually thinks "No" means "No" and stopped when I told him. Doesn't he realize that when a woman says stop she really wants you to steal "second base?"

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Stop Mouth Breathing

What do you think are the causes of an early grave? Fatty foods, smoking, lack of exercise? Nope, it’s mouth breathing! So knock it off already! The Perfect Breather permanently solves your snoring and eliminates "flabby facial muscles, double chin, protruding and unshapely lips, etc."

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Homer and Jethro for Kelloggs Corn Flakes

 In the 1960s the American country music duo Homer and Jethro became spokesmen for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and appeared in a series of zany commercials. Homer and Jethro were the stage names of  Henry D. "Homer" Haynes (1920–1971) and Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns (1920–1989).

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Dr. Kilmer's Herbal Remedies
Dr. Kilmer & Co., was founded in the 1870s in Binghamton, New York. The company was one of the first firms to advertise nationally. Due to their questionable ingredients and extravagant therapeutic claims, proprietary medicines such as Dr. Kilmer's were targeted by the National Food and Drug Act of 1906.

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Polaris Nuclear Sub

"How proud you will be as commander of your own POLARIS SUB -- the most powerful weapon in the world!
Sturdily constructed of 200 lb. test fibreboard. Because of the POLARIS SUB'S giant size we must ask for 75 cents shipping charges."
How many kids took their Polaris sub out to the middle of a lake, only to find that it did the diving part just fine, but not the maneuvering
and surfacing part?

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Genuine Mink Keyhole Cover

Tired of groping under a darkened dashboard, trying to find that elusive ignition lock? With this genuine mink keyhole cover, you can find it in a flash, every time!

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Methedrine

In the 1950s, legally manufactured tablets of both dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) and methamphetamine (Methedrine) became readily available and were used non-medically by people in all walks of life. Amphetamines became a cure-all for such things as weight control to treating mild depression. However, as use of amphetamines spread, so did their abuse.

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Toby the sapient pig

In the early 19th century, Nicholas Hoare, an illusionist, exhibited "Toby the sapient pig" in London. Toby could "discover a person’s thoughts", a skill "never heard of before to be exhibited by an animal of the swine race". Around 1817 Toby also published an autobiography, The life and adventures of Toby, the sapient pig: with his opinions on men and manners. Written by himself.

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How Mother and Baby Picked Up -- Blatz

 “How Mother and Baby 'Picked Up.'  A case of Blatz Beer in your home means much to the young mother, and obviously baby participates in its benefits. The malt in the beer supplies nourishing qualities that are essential at this time and the hops act as an appetizing, stimulating tonic. Blatz Milwaukee. Always the same good old Blatz.”
And what could be better for your baby than downing a couple of beers before breast feeding?


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Honeymoon Charm Drops

 "Bewitch, allure and captivate with this rare, stimulating fragrance. Just one drop of this secret aroma will endure for hours and will add a more thrilling, irresistible charm to you! ALSO FREE PERSONAL DIRECTIONS tell you HOW to use if you want to win love."
Sounds like "Honeymoon Charm" is a euphemism for "I'm ready for sex."
Why not save your time and money, and just say so?


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Nothing does it like Sever-Up!

In the 1950s, Seven-Up launched a campaign bragging that 7Up had the youngest consumers in the business. And it even suggested mixing the sugary soda with milk. 7Up was the brainchild of Charles Leiper Grigg from Missouri, who during the early 1900s was one of the pioneers in the ad and sales industries. After a few failed tries at making beverages, he decided to focus on citrus flavors, and by 1929 he had created 7Up.
 
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I'll learn Yez - Kelloggs Toasted Corn Flakes
Don't mess with cooks. Ever. And don't you dare buy that dreadful cereal called "Substitute" over Corn Flakes.
Kellogg's Toasted Corn Flakes was first created by John Harvey Kellogg in 1894 as a food that he thought would be healthy for the patients of his Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan.

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Lady Mustache

"I had a difficult problem of ugly superfluous hair on face and limbs. I was discouraged -- unloved. Tried many different products, but nothing was satisfactory. Then I developed a simple, painless, inexpensive method. It worked and brought me happiness. I have helped thousands seeking a more pleasing appearance free of that ugly, noticeable, unwanted hair. My FREE book, "How to Overcome the Superfluous Hair Problem", explains the method and proves actual success. Mailed in plain envelope."


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Bilingual notice in English and Cherokee - 1828

This is a bilingual notice in English and Cherokee stating that William McConnell will no longer pay the debts of his wife Delilah McConnell because she has left him. Published in the "Cherokee Phoenix", New Echota, Georgia in 1828.The Cherokee Phoenix was the first newspaper published by Native Americans in the United States and the first published in a Native American language.

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Invisible Space Helmet

"Cosmic Vision Principle"
"Amazing invention gives you perfect vision from within -- but cannot let anyone look thru at you. Same idea now being used by FBI and police to secretly watch suspects and prisoners and at schools to observe children."
Wait, so people will think you're "invisible" by the sheer fact that nobody can see your face? How is that different from any other mask?


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Your Sugar Ration is 2 lbs per Month

During WW2, when the Japanese conquered the Philippines in the early months of 1942, the United States lost a major source of sugar imports. Also, shipments from Hawaii and Central and South America had to be curtailed 50 percent as cargo vessels were diverted for military purposes. So to ensure adequate supplies, sugar became the first food item to be rationed.

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Maytag Electric Washer

 "Sensible -- No matter the cost -- no matter the purpose --nothing else could be more sensible, or more appreciated by the bride than a Maytag Electric Washer, with Swinging Reversible Wringer."Maytag was founded in 1893 by businessman Frederick Maytag. They briefly tried making cars before focusing on the home appliance business. Maytag's first washing machine, the "Pastime" was produced in 1905, and the brand is still around as part of Whirlpool Corporation

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It's too pretty for my red dishwashy hands


 Jeeze lady, dial it back a little. Either get a dishwasher, buy rubber gloves, or stop complaining about your hands. Having dishwashy hands is nothing to be ashamed about at all. Besides, your husband doesn’t care how your hands look when the rest of you looks like you're in your fifties already, and it's only your first anniversary.

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Eye-Catching Buttocks Instantly!

"The world has never seen briefs like these: Ingeniously designed pads discreetly "build-up" your rear ... center stitch  seams ... "eye popping" cleavage ...  bottom band lifts and thrusts ... everything acts together to show off your new perfectly proportioned buttocks."

 
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 Miss Annie Oakley - The Peerless Lady Wing - Shot

Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann (Annie) Mosey in Ohio, on August 13, 1860. She married traveling show marksman Frank E. Butler in 1882 after beating him in a marksmanship contest and they traveled the country together performing in shows as Annie Oakley and Frank Butler.  Later Frank became her manager and they joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in 1885. At five feet tall, Oakley was given the nickname of "Little Sure Shot" by fellow performer Sitting Bull.

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Methadone

Methadone was developed in 1937 in Germany by scientists working for I.G. Farbenindustrie AG who were looking for a synthetic opioid to solve Germany's opium shortage problem. Methadone also helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms caused by opiate use, but some addicts treated with methadone complain that it's not a cure and that swapping drugs simply morphs the addiction from heroin to methadone.

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The Sons of Liberty Broadside - 1765

"The True-born Sons of Liberty are desired to meet under Liberty Tree at XII o'Clock, This Day..." 
The Sons of Liberty was organized in the summer of 1765 as a means to protest the passing of the Stamp Act. Their motto was, “No taxation without representation.”
Their most notable act was was the
Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773, which ultimately led to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

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Never Give a Germ a Break!

This vintage WW2 poster was created by the Office of War Information, Domestic Operations Branch, Bureau of Special Services. (03/09/1943 - 09/15/1945).
Over 70 years later, surveys show that one in four people still fail to cover their mouth in public when they cough or sneeze.


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Battle Creek Sanitarium

The Battle Creek Sanitarium began in 1854 as the Western Health Reform Institute, based on the visionary ideas of the Seventh-day Adventist church.  The institution, and the health reform ideas taught there, were brought to international prominence by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg.
In 1880, Dr. Kellogg hired his brother, Will Keith (W.K.) Kellogg (1860-1951), as his bookkeeper and business manager. Among his various duties, W.K. Kellogg assisted his brother in food experiments. The brothers developed the first corn flake cereal, but it was W. K. Kellogg who saw the potential of combining the cereal with milk for a quick, nutritious breakfast alternative. He was also a pioneer in mass marketing of the product to the public as Kellogg's Corn Flakes.


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Juleps Cigarettes

 "Switch to Juleps and smoke all you want! Your mouth doesn't get smoke-weary! Your throat doesn't get that harsh hacking feeling! Your breath avoids tobacco taint!"

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The Comfort Belt and Supporter

Garters have been used since before the 14th century, and both men and women used garters to hold up their stockings. As dress hemlines got shorter and shorter over the years, women began wearing garter belts around their waists so their garters wouldn't show. Today, many ice hockey players still wear a form of a garter to prevent their socks from falling down.

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Kaiser Mustache Trainer

A mustache trainer could whip the unruliest of handlebars into shape. This 1901 version pays homage to the famous cookie duster of Kaiser Wilhelm II.

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