Medicated Under Vest

Not only a medical miracle but a fashion statement as well.

"has proven itself to be the very Perfection of Prevention from Pneumonia…. keeping the skin in a most delicious and healthy glow and the internal organs in that healthy and vigorous condition which is the Only Safeguard Against Disease."

Harper's Magazine - May 1886

     Posted By: Alex - Fri May 01, 2020
     Category: Fashion | Underwear | Health | Disease | Nineteenth Century

If anyone else is curious, the inflation calculator computes that $10 in 1886 is the equivalent of about $290 today. Average U.S. wages back then were about $1.50 per day.
Posted by Fritz on 05/01/20 at 07:49 AM
Snazzy ‘stache not included.
Posted by Brian on 05/01/20 at 08:46 AM
Nice ducktail.
Posted by ges on 05/01/20 at 11:12 AM
If the snazzy 'stache is not included, then I am not interested!
Posted by Steve E. on 05/01/20 at 11:32 AM
Needs a beard to go with the stache. Like this dapper fellow: Ferdinand Lyle from "Penny Dreadful."
Posted by FRANK on 05/01/20 at 03:09 PM
"Pleasant counter-irritation." = "The wool alone isn't scratchy enough. Let's add itching powder and say it's good for you."
Posted by eddi on 05/01/20 at 11:07 PM
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