How many leches — and gullible boys — sent away for these X-ray specs? Must have been a lot because I remember seeing this ad in the back of magazines and comic books for years and years.
"Take off all your clothes, doll. It's okay, I'm an artist."
This vintage ad is from before my time. It promises to teach you hypnotism and how to "bend people to your will, banish fear, worry and opposition." I think the men who sent away for this had on their mind something other than making young women cluck like a chicken.
This ad promises to teach you how to hypnotize a person without her knowing about it. Pretty sure that was already illegal when this ad ran.
1896 ad for Dr. Marshall's Catarrh Snuff. "Cures deafness, restores lost sense of smell," among other things. (BTW, the definition of catarrh is,"excessive discharge or buildup of mucus in the nose or throat.")
1922 ad for Clark's Thinning Bath Salts. "Superfluous tissue melts away."
1961 ad suggests dieters will have more success if they consume sugar. The bottom of the ad states, "Published in the interest of better nutrition by Sugar Information, Inc., a non-profit organization."