Mystery Illustration 63



I have erased the thing being sold in this ad. But what possible solution is being touted for this man's incredible distress and misfortune?


Answer is here.

Or after the jump.
Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 01, 2017
Category: Advertising, 1960s





Comments
Since this week's theme is udders, I figured it was a black modesty bar to go across his girlfriend's chest.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 12/01/17 at 11:46 AM
Does anyone actually buy those things? I remember seeing those for sale in comic books in the 1960's up to the 19080's in the "National Lampoon."
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 12/01/17 at 03:24 PM
These ad pages are fascinating time capsules full of information about the times in which they were printed. I browsed a couple of other pages of ads in the Popular Science Shoppers' Mart. Just below and to the right of this ad was one aimed at people who suffer from ruptures or hernias. Back then, where I went to high school, any time someone wanted to participate in intramural sports, a physical exam that included a hernia exam was required. Hernias seemed to have been a big concern back then, but I can't even remember the last time a rupture or hernia was mentioned anywhere today. A couple more pages ahead was an ad for extra wide shoes. The company that sells them, Hitchcock Shoes, is still around today; in fact, I received their latest small catalog in the mail about two weeks ago. (I occasionally buy shoes that are wider than D width, so I like to see what brands are available in wider widths, which is why I signed up to receive their catalogs.)
Posted by Fritz G in Soudan Level 27 on 12/02/17 at 07:18 AM