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Kenner Easy Care Manicure Set





Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 21, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Cosmetics, Stereotypes and Cliches, Toys, Children, 1970s

Follies of the Madmen #294



My favorite part is when this fellow puts his clasped hands to his cheek like a maiden about to faint.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Sep 30, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1950s

Adolph Heilborn’s Theories on Women

I can learn little personally about Adolf Heilborn (1873-1941). But his book THE OPPOSITE SEXES caused a bit of a stir when it appeared in 1927, given that he described the female human as the missing link between ape and male human. Naturally, there was, um, a little pushback.






Original article here.


Here is the bio of his opponent.



But maybe it was all a joke! If this bookplate belongs to the same fellow, we can see he had a sense of humor.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 26, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Animals, Eccentrics, Feminism, Forgotten Figures and Where Are They Now?, Science, Anthropology, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1920s, Men, Women

Oriental Rock



One plus for Haley: does not rhyme "fella" with "yella."

Posted By: Paul - Thu Aug 25, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Music, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1950s, Asia

Confucius Say

Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 03, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Humor, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1940s, Asia

The Black Godfather





FINALLY, a figure who can soothe these divisive times!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 20, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Crime, Movies, Racism, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1970s

Detroit 9000



image

Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 29, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Crime, Movies, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1970s

Tisket-a-Tasket

Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 14, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Humor, Medicine, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1940s, Genitals

If the Man in the Moon Were a Coon



Yes, this once met with mainstream approval as harmless entertainment.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 28, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Music, Racism, Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1900s

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