Conversation Hose

Sending messages via hosiery.

This was like the 1910's equivalent of social media.

Harrisburg Telegraph - Feb 19, 1916

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Feb 18, 2018
     Category: Fashion | 1910s

I wonder if the phrase "conservation hose" in the circle is a transposition error. Everywhere else in the ad, the word used is "conversation".

That said, today people don't bother with hose, they tattoo their messages right onto their skin.
Posted by Fritz G on 02/18/18 at 09:17 AM
"Swagger hosiery shops " ... interesting that "swagger" in terms of attire had such a hipster meaning over a century ago.
Posted by Frank on 02/18/18 at 11:35 AM
So is the hose pictured supposed to say “I have crabs”?
Posted by Brian on 02/19/18 at 01:36 PM
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