Tobacco Stained Teeth Instantly Whitened New Safe Way (Jun, 1924)
My 10 year old self can just imagine seeing the Blech-o-dent parodies in Mad magazine.
Tobacco Stained Teeth Instantly Whitened New Safe Way
No need now for yellow, discolored, spotted, tobacco-stained teeth. Bleachodent Combination costs just a few cents and removes unsightly stains in three minutes at home. Leaves teeth white, lustrous, clean and flashing. Recommended everywhere as quicker, surer, safer than old-fashioned scouring methods which injured the enamel.
YOUR INSTANT short cut to GLAMOUR (Mar, 1955)
Everyone knows that glamour comes in a plain wrapper. Also, my eyes see “Peach Cupbra” but my brain wants to read “chupacabra”.
YOUR INSTANT short cut to GLAMOUR
An attractive full Bust Line is a short cut to glamour, poise and self-assurance. If your Bust Line makes you self-conscious, try the new (special up and out) Peach Cupbra. Use it for a week. If you are not delighted, send everything back and your money will be refunded.
Burlington Watch Co. – Fighting the Trust!! (Feb, 1909)
When I saw this ad I assumed that the “Fight the Trust” rhetoric was just an attempt to capitalize on the anti-trust zeal of the time, and to some extent it certainly was. I’m pretty sure they did, in fact, care about “what it costs” to produce and sell their watches. However there apparently was a Watch Trust that controlled much of the market around this time.
More information about the Burlington Watch Co. at pocketwatchrepair.com and the NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors).
Also, “Be posted” is an odd turn of phrase, which I guess means “send mail in some form or another. I’d never heard of sending “a postal”, but it seems it simply meant to send a postcard.
Fighting the Trust!!
The Smashing Anti-Trust Fight Now On!
Trust Prices Eclipsed at Last!
An absolutely first-class high-grade watch at a price within the reach of the people—The Burlington Special No-Trust Watch.
The World’s Masterpiece of watch manufacture—the Burlington Special—now sold direct to the public at it’s rock-bottom, no-trust price (and besides without middlemen’s profits).
Every Family.. should own.. this Newest, Greatest Encyclopaedia Britannica (Mar, 1930)
I wonder how people would have reacted if, just once, the family shown in the picture was Black or Asian. “Every Family with Children” is a pretty all encompassing statement.
Every Family with Children in it should own and can own this Newest, Greatest Encyclopaedia Britannica
Every family, and above all, every family with children in it, should own the great new Encyclopaedia Britannica— the one essential book for the home — the one work bringing to young and old the limitless advantages of modern knowledge.