Shave the Corpse

Another phrase that would be a great name for a band.

According to the Charles Addams blog, this ad was originally published in January 1912 in Casket and Sunnyside ("The foremost journal of the funeral profession since 1871").

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Jul 07, 2016
     Category: Death | Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods | 1910s

From an article on the 1988 demise of Casket and Sunnyside [bad pun warning]:

It would be easy to cite Casket and Sunnyside's closing after 117 years as the failure of its editors to think "outside the box." But according to a former competitor in the funeral magazine business, C&S was "stiff competition" indeed. Unfortunately, bad business decisions and indifferent owners caused the esteemed magazine's 50-year-long downward spiral.

C&S first started publishing in 1871 as The Casket and merged with a competing magazine, Sunnyside, in 1932. Shortly thereafter it started showing the first signs of rigor mortis, going from 24 to 12 issues annually.
Posted by ges on 07/07/16 at 04:20 PM
The name of CASKET & SUNNYSIDE remains alive among horror afficionados, since a fairly prominent writer in that genre worked at the zine.
Posted by Paul on 07/07/16 at 05:12 PM
My college roommate, being of African ancestry, had a problem with ingrown hair if he used a common metal blade razor on his face. He used a caustic powder that when mixed with water and applied would actually soften the hair to the point where it could be scraped off with a stiff plastic blade. The process described in the advert is similar to what I watched my roommate do about once a week. It was not recommended for use more often than that. I was scared to touch the stuff.
Posted by KDP on 07/08/16 at 10:27 AM
Love the name of the company! Talk about being specific.
Posted by RobK on 07/08/16 at 12:10 PM
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