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A Dumb Yet Strangely Awesome Way to Die

It’s not the meat, it’s the motion.

Tsk. She can do better.

…and one thing to not make.

Make Asbestos Great Again

The late-1940s Marshall-Wells Company had you covered for all your asbestos needs.

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“Does this transmitter make my ass look big?”

The inspiration for the 1970s children’s classic, “The Little Penguin Who Hated Science”.

Get a grippe.

Thanks to this display at an auction, I now know that influenza/flu used to be known as the grippe.

For Constipation and Biliousness

I am pleased to say I went home with the true jewel of the auction.

Ladies, it’s time to clip your poodles.

Not the most elegant of euphemisms, but effective nonetheless.

Clark's Poodle Clippers
Found in a 1902 issue of Country Life

McCall’s was gorgeous in 1946.

Once one of The Seven Sisters, McCall’s, along with Ladies’ Home Journal, is sadly no more.

Très bien.

Elle magazine, 1952

The stunning cover to a 1952 issue of Elle magazine from France, part of a lot of five I received several weeks ago.