Too Much Dancing Brings T.B. (Dec, 1932)
Wow! Who knew that Dancing and daylight savings time were responsible for tuberculosis? You learn something new everyday.
The public health posters would be fantastic:
“It’s all fun and games untill someone gets the consumption!”
“Fall back and you may never spring forward again!”
Too Much Dancing Brings T. B.
RECENT scientific investigations have proved that dancing must bear a part of the responsibility for the increase of tuberculosis among young people. Addiction to the terpsichorean diversion usually results in loss of sleep, which cannot be made up adequately on other nights. Insufficient rest and sleep lowers bodily resistance and gives the tuberculosis germs an easy conquest.
Daylight saving also has a hand in inflicting tuberculosis on young people, since it shortens the time permitted for sleeping. Children especially need all the rest they can get.
Bringing Primeval Monsters to Life for Chicago Fair (Jun, 1933)
Behold! The most dreadful of Primeval Monsters, the Holstein Cow!
Bringing Primeval Monsters to Life for Chicago Fair
A remarkably life-like model of the saber tooth tiger, which ranged the primeval forests, is here seen nearing completion for display at the Chicago Century of Progress Fair, opening on the first of June.
$7,000,000,000 for Door-to-Door Salesmen (Apr, 1952)
According to this article in 1952 fully 2% of the American workforce were door-to-door salesmen. I wonder what it is now? I love how they speak approvingly of one organization’s “pyramiding partnership”.
$7,000,000,000 for Door-to-Door Salesmen
By Harry Kursh
AMERICA’S fastest growing small-business opportunity is also America’s most underestimated! Few people know that a group made up of two per cent of the American working population managed to make over $7 billion last year in door-to-door selling. This fabulous figure was more than double the previous peak year. If you’re not afraid to knock on doors, you can claim your share, too.
The door-to-door selling boomâ€”for which an even bigger year is predicted in 1952â€”is opening the door for thousands to become independent, self-employed salesmen, selling practically anything a family can use. Already more than 3,000 firms have men and women going from door to door for them to sell everything from nylon stockings to fire extinguishers.
An Inconvenient Ad (Nov, 1946)
It’s been quite a while since a company would use an image of factories spewing carbon dust into the atmosphere in a positive context for one of their ads.
Of course at the CEI they just call it life.
These furnaces are a long way from a tire maker’s plant, yet they are an important part of the rubber industry. They’re at Ville Platte, Louisiana, and they are making carbon black to add toughness and mileage to the nation’s truck and automobile tires.
But Ville Platte’s carbon black represents only a part of Cabot production. From the pine timber country of Florida, to the alfalfa fields of the Rio Grande valley and the natural gas fields of Texas, Oklahoma and West Virginia, Cabot Companies are at work providing essential raw materials for American industry.