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1950's advertisement for reading glasses.

A WPA Federal Art Project poster from 1937 promoting eye examinations for children who may be having difficulty learning: 'John is not really dull - he may only need his eyes examined. Sponsored by Town of Hempstead, W. Runcie, M.

According to Tangee in the 1930s, a woman's lips could be too red, smeary, glaring, and painted for a man to kiss.

Ladies he will only kiss you with the right lipstick - Selling Shame: 20 Outrageously Offensive Vintage Ads

vintage everyday: Federal Art Project – 50 Amazing Posters Produced by Work Projects Administration From Between the 1930s and 1940s

vintage everyday: Federal Art Project – 50 Amazing Posters Produced by Work Projects Administration From Between the and


Visual Culture and Public Health Posters - Infectious Disease - Easy to get. syphilis and gonorrhea

World War II public service poster

vintage photo Syphilis sexually transmitted disease, All of these men soldiers have it, Women Stay away from dance halls, World War Two propaganda

Vitamin Donuts, ca. 1942  ( http://usnatarchivesexhibits.tumblr.com/post/12368628819/today-is-national-donuts-day-vitamin-donuts )

Vitamin Donuts for Pep and Vigor! The Doughnut Corporation sought endorsement from the Nutrition Division of the War Food Administration for its Vitamin Doughnuts campaign. [From the National.

WPA Poster   #wpa #newdeal #1930s

"Occupations Household Arts", WPA silkscreen poster, Artist Peter Radin, Publisher Federal Art Project in Ohio, WPA

Good Wife Guide 1950s Just a reminder of the hell hole of societal norms we've begun to crawl out of. It's only been a few decades, but we will not be dragged backwards.

From a home economics textbook intended for high school girls, teaching them how to prepare for married life. A few ones that stuck out to me: "You have no right to question him." "A good wife always knows her place.

dental throwback thursday - Google Search

Why fight oral hygiene - enjoy it! Brush your teeth with Whiskey Tooth Paste & rinse with soda instead of water if you prefer.

Cigarette smoking whilst pregnant?

Cigarette smoking whilst pregnant?

This is a negative ad because a cigarette company is trying to influence a pregnant mother to smoke their brand of cigarettes because they taste good and because it will make the baby skinner when it is born.

I find this ad offensive because cigarette companies obviously knew (the had to have, anyway) the negative impacts that could effect a child in the womb while the mother was pregnant! And it makes it seem like a tiny baby is healthy.

If I think about this one too hard, I'll end up cowering under my desk in terror.

"VIBRATING BRA for satisfying relaxation. Very few women are lucky enough to have the firm, perfect figure needed to go without a bra. With your Vibra Bra you also receive a program of diet and exercise to firm and develop your bust line.

Miranda @honey_firefly 1890 Advertisement for Tawny Cocaine Port Wine #weird pic.twitter.com/N2ICGqRaC0 via @Old School Ads

Cure for drunks - Don't drink alcohol, drink 'cocaine port' instead! seems like a good idea?