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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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Nobody’s Business

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

Magazine ad for Ice-Mint found in the March 25, 1944 issue of The Saturday Evening Post
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Come on, ride the train, hey, ride it.

1904 magazine ad for Union Pacific Line’s Overland Limited
1904 magazine ad for Union Pacific Line’s Overland Limited

The Overland Limited was the “the ne plus ultra of travel luxury

Did you know that thing in front of the train is called a cowcatcher? Or a pilot, if you’re boring.

The Overland Limited was in service from 1887 to 1963, Or maybe 1899 to 1938. There is some disagreement.

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The Right of Way

Remington Autoloading Rifle and Lesters - America's Cheapest Ammunition Tin Signs

I love this pairing.

The one on the left is a reproduction of Philip Goodwin’s “The Right of Way” by the Remington Arms Company from their “famous Remington Wildlife Art Collection” and was first issued in 1907.

The one on the right isn’t.

Voila!

1935 magazine ad for Lucky Strike cigarettes
1935 magazine ad for Lucky Strike cigarettes

“Oh, we’re the boys of the chorus…”

Or perhaps…

“Throw out your hands
Stick out your tush
Hands on your hips
Give ’em a push
You’ll be surprised
You’re doing the French Mistake
Voila!”

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I CAN HAS SPARKLEE HOOMAN?

1971 magazine ad for Réplique perfume by Raphael Paris
1971 magazine ad for Réplique perfume by Raphael Paris

Pronounced RAY-PLEEK.
Réplique was introduced in 1944.
The original scent was discontinued in the late 1980s.

Via Cleopatra’s Boudoir
“The story is almost too good to be true, but it is an acknowledged fact: The main “nose” of parfumeur Worth in Grasse had just created “Requête” in 1944 when he had a violent argument with one of the directors and left them in the worst possible terms. He was immediately hired by Raphael and created “Réplique”, the reply to a “Requête” in French legalese. It was rumoured that Worth did not enjoy the joke.”

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Herrrrrrrrrrrre’s vodka!

1969 magazine ad for Smirnoff vodka with some help from Coca-Cola's Fresca and Johnny Carson
1969 magazine ad for Smirnoff vodka with some help from Coca-Cola’s Fresca and Johnny Carson

14 facts you may not know about Johnny Carson

16 things you didn’t know about Smirnoff

A Brief History of the St. Bernard Rescue Dog

Fresca Fun Facts

And Fresca is now going to be available in pre-boozed versions.

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Washed-out bridge ahead? No problem!

1920 magazine for the Willys-Overland Overland 4

1920 magazine ad for the Willys-Overland Overland 4

From 1912-18, Willys was the 2nd-biggest American automobile maker.
Ford was 1st, the bastards.

Willys-Overland is the company that eventually brought us the Jeep.

Let’s take the 1920 Overland 4 for a spin.

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