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Dr. Bouchaud’s Flesh-Reducing Soap

"Will absorb all fatty tissues from any part of the body." I wonder if Dr. Bouchaud was related in any way to Dr. Anton Phibes?


From The Australian Home Journal, June 1926 [via Vintage Ads]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Oct 29, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Advertising, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, 1920's

One of These Things Is Not Like the Others

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You recall perhaps the full-size rubber mask of the mystery half-wit? Well, here he is again, as a hand-puppet, inexplicably consorting with legit Disney characters. The manufacturers must have loved that design.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Oct 28, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Puppets and Automatons, Advertising, Comics, 1940's

Refreshment on the Job



The economy that soda built.

Battle of the Vintage Chocolate Drinks

Name your poison! Bosco, Ovaltine, Borden's or Tootsie V-M?










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Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Oct 23, 2014 | Comments (13)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Chocolate, 1950's

Follies of the Madmen #232



Existential candybars, as only David Cronenberg could direct it.

For more weirdness, try his new novel.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Oct 21, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Surrealism, Candy, 1990's

Mystery Illustration 2

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What is this jolly beatnik advertising?

1) Slot cars
2) Saturday morning cartoon shows
3) Vinyl records
4) Decals
5) Frederick's of Hollywood

Find the answer here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Oct 17, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, Facial Hair

Follies of the Madmen #231

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Oct 11, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Education, 1970's

Chubbettes

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Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Oct 02, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Fashion, Advertising, Children, 1950's, Obesity

Chevrolet Leader News



Calling this "news" is highly generous.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Sep 24, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Advertising, 1930's, Cars

Follies of the Madmen #230

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From Look magazine for September 13, 1962.

Compare to Follies #227.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Sep 22, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Surrealism, 1960's, Hair and Hairstyling
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