The Ventriloquist Journal
explains that this ad used to run in the back of comic books. What you got, if you sent away for it, was "a capsule-sized metal whistle thing you were supposed to put in your mouth... it was useless for anything except making whistle sounds."
The cliche is: Swedes know everything about coffee--and sex. So that household should be a happy one, with busybody Mrs. Olson
supervising the kitchen and, offstage, the bedroom.
The pagan worship of giant beer bottles. Ad from 1907. [via the Rainier beer collection at flickriver.com
An advertisement in The Wheel and Cycling Trade Review
, August 1893. This seems to be similar to the pepper spray that mailmen carry nowadays, but with a more colorful name. [via What the Apothecary Ordered
Mars needs petroleum byproducts!
[Click to enlarge]
Yes, our product is number one among insane vegan fashionistas!
From Woman's Day
for April 1962.
Source of B&W image
(in back page advert section).
If this ad were selling bottled elk urine, I'd buy the stuff. Luckily, the product actually sounded beneficial.
Source of text.
Dirty Bird Fried Chicken has a strangely familiar looking logo
. I can't place what it reminds me of...
NSFW at link.
Clunkiest metaphor ever. Garment causing deadly vision obstruction that will be shredded by fanbelt = engine protection.
Original ad here.