That's either a carnivorous plant, or some bigtime genetic engineering!
Original ad here.
The Ginger Rogers of Nazi Germany.
More on Marika Rokk here
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I'd like to see anyone trust their life to this thing above the first floor of a house.
And what a weird come-on. "Live in a house?" No, a barn!
Original ad here.
Jones Beach, New York, 1948. Model Kay Heffernon poses with a hot dog and coke as a cloud of DDT from a Todd Insecticidal Fog Applicator (TIFA) wafts around her, demonstrating that the bug spray won't contaminate her food.
New Jersey Children play in a cloud of DDT
Some background info from the website of TIFA international
. Evidently these photos, from Life magazine, were intended to convince residents of New York and New Jersey that being covered in DDT was nothing to worry about:
In 1947, the New York City Health Department decided to use the TIFA Fogging Machine for insect and disease control for the first time in its vector control history and put more than 12 TIFA Fogging Machines into service. The Todd Shipyard technical engineers also provided, at no charge, several very successful training programs for New York City’s local technicians. The usage of the TIFA Fogging machines has now been standardized in more than 2,000 communities throughout Asia, Europe, Africa and South America as they are considered the most effective tool available in vector control programs worldwide, because of their easy operation, low maintenance and minimum services along with an average life expectancy of at least 25 years and more.
Back in the 1940s, Beth Pitt liked to take her pet fawn named "Star Messenger" on walks through New York City. As reported by The New Yorker in its Dec 6, 1941 issue
Talk story about Beth Pitt, who shares her one-room apartment on W. 58th Street with Star Messenger, a fawn. The fawn is five months old & has been with Miss Pitt since her ninth day on earth. Miss Pitt paid $75 for her at a deer farm near Catskill. A stream of minor city officials has investigated the apartment -they were looking for an elk. Miss Pitt has taught her to click her heels, salute, & perform a weaving jig. She lets her off her leash for a romp in the Park.
It was the part about letting the fawn roam off-leash in Central Park that eventually got her in trouble, landing her a $2 fine.
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Did this ever work? And why did the tie turn the wearer into an African-American when activated, as shown at the bottom of the ad?
For almost 20 years, the only commercial lion breeding facility (and tourist attraction) "in the world."
The Wikipedia entry.
Article from 1926.
In early 1946, the St. Anne Insane Asylum in Paris exhibited some of the art work of its inmates. Collecting the art of people identified as insane seems to have been a trend at the time. See, for instance, the book of "Poetry of the Insane,"
published in 1933, that I posted about back in Feb 2013.
The Associated Press caption on the top picture notes, "The writing is a miscellany of seemingly unconnected Gibberish, with no apparent relationship to the drawing."