Some of Torrington’s other carpet sweeper model names were Utility, Paragon and Peerless. And under the National name, the Royal Duchess!
Torrington, Connecticut, was once a major part of the Underground Railroad.
I’m still working on what the heck they mean by “laying the dust” but I think it has something to do with sprinkling water on stuff so dust doesn’t get in the air.
I guess the more dialogue you have, the less you have to draw.
The first Twinkie was made in 1930. They’re probably stale by now.
Spider-Man plays a key part in Alt Text 19: Witness Protection.
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“A short beau in tow is worth ten highboys on the loose.” Forties lingo is killer diller!
Curious what a smooth and comfortable Kotex Wonderform Belt looks like? Of course you are. [scroll when at link]
Four tips for being a great bellhop from a site that sells shoes so you can probably guess one of the tips.
Wanna learn a bit o’ slang from the 1940s? You’ll recognize some, but not all. Here’s some more.
Yeah, you know me.
DDT stands for dichloro-diphenyl-trichloro-ethane (also Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane). And now you know why they called it DDT instead.
In 1955 alone, 500 million pounds of DTT was produced.
Some houseflies turned out to be resistant to DDT.
DDT got a dude a Nobel Prize.
And then there’s the whole thing about DDT and raptors and shell thinning and OMG they’re still fighting about that so I’m not going to link to anything about it.
You can wear whatever you like, ok?
Just not with a Pepsi, ok?
Before 1955, Coca-Cola was only sold at soda fountains or in 6.5 ounce bottles. Tres dainty.
The oldest known masks are around 9,000 years old.
Have you ever seen a kola nut?
“It is better to look good than to feel good.” – Fernando Lamas (the real one and the one played by Billy Crystal on SNL)
RRRR-R — Notice that they don’t show dad “sharpening his pencil”?
Charles Shulz created 17,897 different daily Peanuts comic strips.
Snoopy was almost Sniffy.
A girl named Lila was Snoopy’s first owner.
The inside of Snoopy’s doghouse was large enough to hold four children.
I’m sharing this one for the last line of copy in the block:
“Every woman who sees them wants them—she must have them.”
A lovely example of inventing desire.
What a great way to introduce a new brand.
Look at the sheer amount of copy in this comic book ad aimed at kids!
The copywriter even got “akimbo” and “dadgum” approved!
Wowie-zowie! I’m impressed.
Note: I had no idea Hubba Bubba was available in mint flavor back in 1980.
1922 Jell-O ad by Maxfield Friggin’ Parrish