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Danderine ad, 1905.
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Danderine ad, 1905.

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This undated two-page spread Perma-Lift Brassiere ad glorifies an  “ideal” conical breast-shape that has long fallen by the wayside.
OW! MY EYE!

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This undated two-page spread Perma-Lift Brassiere ad glorifies an “ideal” conical breast-shape that has long fallen by the wayside.

OW! MY EYE!

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I would be much more interested in purchasing insurance if my provider’s ads looked like this one.
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I would be much more interested in purchasing insurance if my provider’s ads looked like this one.

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Retro swimwear was (and is still) so sexy!
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Retro swimwear was (and is still) so sexy!

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Looking on this fake hypnotism ad from the December, 1930 ish of Modern  Mechanix I’m forced to wonder if the spam really is stupider and uglier  and less stylish now, or whether we’ll be looking at Canadian Pharmacy  splogs and spims in 80 years with nostalgic admiration.

A hypnotist visited our high school for Senior Day 2000.  I have to admit I was pretty skeptical until my now-husband’s friend was put onstage, hypnotized and then attempted to sell us peanuts and popcorn out of her shoe.  The look on her face can only be described as blank - and it’s doubtable that she was acting.  Creepy stuff.
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Looking on this fake hypnotism ad from the December, 1930 ish of Modern Mechanix I’m forced to wonder if the spam really is stupider and uglier and less stylish now, or whether we’ll be looking at Canadian Pharmacy splogs and spims in 80 years with nostalgic admiration.

A hypnotist visited our high school for Senior Day 2000.  I have to admit I was pretty skeptical until my now-husband’s friend was put onstage, hypnotized and then attempted to sell us peanuts and popcorn out of her shoe.  The look on her face can only be described as blank - and it’s doubtable that she was acting.  Creepy stuff.

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This German hosiery ad from 1959 tries to convince us of two things: one, that wearing these nylons will literally turn you in to a man magnet, and two, that wearing them may also turn you into a giant. [VintageAds]
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Peek, Frean & Co.’s “unrivalled” Fairy Cakes, 1890.
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Peek, Frean & Co.’s “unrivalled” Fairy Cakes, 1890.

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