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Fee-fi-fo-fum bear meat’s always yummy-yum!

1953 ad for Sugar Crisp cereal found in a Dell Roy Rogers comic book
1953 ad for Sugar Crisp cereal found in a Dell Roy Rogers comic book

Dandy, Handy and Candy were later replaced by Sugar Bear.

Sugar Crisp is now known as Golden Crisp, because that’s much healthier.

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You can really taste the mole asses.

Instant Postum magazine ad found on the back cover of the October 1920 issue of Delineator.
Instant Postum magazine ad found on the back cover of the October 1920 issue of Delineator.

Three ingredients: roasted wheat bran, wheat and molasses.

Postum was developed by C. W. Post, the Grape-Nuts guy. 

It’s baaaack! 

Owl fun facts!

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Please don’t slug the excavator. 

1948 magazine ad (not full page) for Wheaties cereal
1948 magazine ad (not full page) for Wheaties cereal

How Wheaties Became the ‘Breakfast of Champions

Art by Irwin Caplan (“Cap”), illustrator/painter/designer/cartoonist. Wanna see his house?

Johnny Mize was a left-handed Hall of Famer. At last check, some of Johnny Mize’s baseball cards go for over $7,700 on eBay.

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Would you like to buy a monkey?

Back-of-the-magazine ad for mail order monkeys found in the August 1965 issue of Sports Afield
Back-of-the-magazine ad for mail order monkeys found in the August 1965 issue of Sports Afield

What was it like to get a monkey in the mail? Find out here!

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Don’t forget to burp’m.

Magazine ad for Tupperware found in the August 1965 issue of Sports Afield
Magazine ad for Tupperware found in the August 1965 issue of Sports Afield

A little bit on Fairman Wallace “Wally” Taber here and here. Dude studied photography with Ansel Adams.

The history of Tupperware parties. Did you know about Earl Tupper and his savior, Brownie Wise?

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prelude to adventure

Magazine ad for Gay Diversion perfume (by Evyan) found in a 1946 issue of Art News
Magazine ad for Gay Diversion perfume (by Evyan) found in a 1946 issue of Art News

Gay Diversion is brought to you by the same folks who made Menace, Enchanting Menace and Moonlight Menace.

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No other car in the world will satisfy you.

Magazine ad for the 1950 Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine found on the back cover of an issue of Flair magazine, if I’m remembering correctly.
Magazine ad for the 1950 Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine found on the back cover of an issue of Flair magazine, if I’m remembering correctly.

What did the 1950 Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine look like for real? Check out General Douglas MacArthur’s, one of 209 built that year.

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Do you have under-par children like High-Strung Helen?

Magazine ad for Ovaltine, circa 1934
Magazine ad for Ovaltine, circa 1934

The History of Ovomaltine, err, Ovaltine

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How to Impress a Biker Chick

1944 magazine ad for Hart Schaffner & Marx
1944 magazine ad for Hart Schaffner & Marx

Illustration by Jay Hyde Barnum. Not a lot of info online.

I’m not quite sure what sort of action went down in the illustration, but they both look great!

A History of Herringbone, courtesy of King & Allen Bespoke Tailoring

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Scrubbing is for the living.

Magazine ad for Sani-Flush found in the March 25, 1944 issue of The Saturday Evening Post
Magazine ad for Sani-Flush found in the March 25, 1944 issue of The Saturday Evening Post

Looks like the original Sani-Flush was still being sold until 2009 or so. With its main ingredient being sodium bisulfate, when some people didn’t follow directions and mixed it with chlorine bleach (drain cleaners like Liquid-Plumr or Drano), it created chlorine gas, which can be fatal.

Grocery shopping in 1964 was much more exciting thanks to Sani-Flush!

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