There is no racial diversity in these ads from the early 1900’s, but I still find them fascinating. It wasn’t until around the turn of the century that beauty and hygiene ads went from a laundry list of ingredients and their effects to the picture-based, aspirational ones we still see today.
I love this. “Fate cannot harm you!” That is some powerful stuff.
“Used by those you admire” and served by children (cherubs?) with no underpants. Classy.
This one is just so whimsical for a toothpaste ad.
Hell, I want her hair even today.
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