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If ads are a snapshot in time of who we were...

HerNameIsBuffy

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It's amazing any of us are here, because our grandparents and those who came before were crazy people judging on the print ads.

First - they were very anti-VD which I can totally get behind...so to speak...

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This one..you know she's just a good time gal because she's winking...nothing more whorish than moving your eyelid up and down in the general direction of another person...

 

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Gay totally did mean something different back then...either that or Midol had very different side effects...

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And child rearing methods were certainly different...

I have never changed a diaper like this...

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And I know braces weren't as ubiquitous as they've been in the second half of the 20th century and but they didn't have to jail their children's thumbs to keep from sucking...it's self soothing ffs...(this Lindbergh baby had one of these...maybe he left of his own accord.)

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And when those pesky little tykes just wouldn't shush up some Mrs. Winslows Soothing Syrup will ensure Mom gets a good night's sleep.  Spoiler alert:  it's soothing because the two main ingredients were morphine and alcohol.  It's on lists of baby killing tonics...how many kids died because teething or being gassy was too much trouble for their parents.  Perhaps don't have children if you can't resist turning them into little Courtney Love's before they can sit unassisted.  

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Medicine wasn't all bad, though...heck back then you could cure asthma by smoking!  They were very responsible by putting a minimum recommended age for the cigs, though - I like to see companies looking out for the kids.  And a cig that can cure bad breath ...I am skeptical.

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And OCD and anxiety with Ovaltine...which I'm so adopting as my new treatment plan.  I forgot how much I love Ovaltine.

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And once women sedated their children in a coma like state they could get out one of the trusty "medical devices" that cured "female hysteria."  A little quality alone time for Mommy to treat her own ailment and she was probably a lot more relaxed.

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They had smaller homes back then, as a rule, and more people.  How the hell do you explain the saddle?  You can't hide it...

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If that fails then Mommy can take a couple of swigs of Mrs. Winslow's Opiate Addiction...which is probably how things like this happen...

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HOW is this an ad rather than a cautionary tale?  What in this image could possibly compel anyone to purchase soap?  Purchase non-skid mat for under your tub, PSA for not leaving a child unattended sure...but what kind of psychopath would look at this and want to buy the soap?

No medical answer to this one though, I guess they just get assigned laundry duty...

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I wouldn't have even been able to eat chocolate back in the day because this ad was so scary...why the boots?  And that was Trump's name before his family changed it...I would not be surprised if one of his relatives dreamed this up.  Giving people nightmares may run in the family.  

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But this is kinda cool.  Smart phones are one thing, but mine doesn't do this...

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Can't forget the delicious food...

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And I'd have had way more interesting career options...

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Although I would never want to leave home if I had a kitchen like this...(seriously, I love this so much)

 

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Speaking of work...it's the weekend!

 

 

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violynn

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Damnit, as a woman who has outlived her ovaries, I was excited to see what old-time ads gave the remedy for what's ailing me!  Alas, my old ass also can't read the small print!  

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EyeQueue

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Ummmm....the "soothing syrup" is "the best-known remedy for diarrhea?" Opiates are notorious for causing constipation, so I call BS on that. Sounds like they were trying to make this tonic sound like a cure-all. And...yeah. How many babies died fromt his stuff. :(:(

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violynn

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Well to be fair, @EyeQueue, constipation is a remedy for diarrhea.  Not a practical one, but that's pretty much what Imodium does too  

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HerNameIsBuffy

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1 hour ago, violynn said:

Damnit, as a woman who has outlived her ovaries, I was excited to see what old-time ads gave the remedy for what's ailing me!  Alas, my old ass also can't read the small print!  

http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_73816.shtml

I can't read it either, having a,so gone blind from outliving my ovaries.

link to the details but the TLDR is we need some kind of combo of hormones, electric shock therapy, and psychotropic drugs to alleviate the suffering of those who have to live with us.

i need a time machine so I can go punch those responsible for this shit in the face.

 

 

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Speaking of reading the fine print, I think that maybe this one is a modern ad with retro styling:

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If you zoom in and read the list of diseases that condoms protect against (left side), the first one listed is "AIDS". So, 1980s or later. 

Thank you for the Friday fun! We miss you when you're too busy to blog. I showed most of these ads to my family after supper tonight. Big thumbs up from the WWJCD clan!

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HerNameIsBuffy

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2 minutes ago, WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo? said:

Speaking of reading the fine print, I think that maybe this one is a modern ad with retro styling:

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If you zoom in and read the list of diseases that condoms protect against (left side), the first one listed is "AIDS". So, 1980s or later. 

Thank you for the Friday fun! We miss you when you're too busy to blog. I showed most of these ads to my family after supper tonight. Big thumbs up from the WWJCD clan!

Nice catch!  I blame the proofreading fail on the giant screaming penis!

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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8 minutes ago, HerNameIsBuffy said:

Nice catch!  I blame the proofreading fail on the giant screaming penis!

That would be enough to make anyone go blind!! :faint:

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samira_catlover

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Loved the "take it" condom ad---and almost certainly a revamp of an older graphic. In the large Mrs. Winslow's ad, did anyone else get a creeped-out sensation reading "Mrs. Winslow's Syrup has soothed him, his troubles are o'er"? That's a phrase I kinda tend to associate with looking down at someone in a COFFIN, not a crib....

Great ad collection, but wish there was some way to get them to enlarge---am holding the laptop at arm's length and using most powerful trifocals I can get, but still no good. 

Got more ads? LOVE old catalogs, even when hellish to read.

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