From an era when "laxative" obviously meant something different than today--I hope!
Original (full) ad here.
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Family lives in eerie black hole environment, stores floating possessions at many levels but without formal order.
Original ad here.
Kids these days, with their miraculous untethered toy helicopters! How could they ever know the true joy of a helicopter at the end of a rod?
I'm not exactly sure what "scalp scum" is, but it definitely sounds like it's worth avoiding.
This ad ran in Time, Newsweek, etc. in the late 1940s. via Duke Libraries
The ominous opening music implies a problem at least equivalent to a serial killer loose in the neighborhood. But it's only some spilled coffee grounds.
What product can this staged photo from 1969 possibly be advertising?
For the answer visit the original ad here.
Back in the 1940s, it became popular for business groups to put out "publicity comics" whose purpose was to instill in youth business-friendly feelings. One example was "Peter Penny and his Magic Dollar" put out by the American Bankers Association. The plot of the comic was that Bob, a schoolboy, wants to know about banks, so his mentor, Peter Penny, takes him around on a magic dollar to teach him about all the wonderful things that banks and bankers do.
I can't find a complete copy of this comic online, but a few pages of it can be read over at lostsoti.org
Completely insane man spends his days trying to discipline marshmallows.
- Feb 28, 1949