1934: It’s All About The Chicks, And The Mash

A chick and turkey mash ad for Nobles County Feed, froom the Farmer’s Co-Op. Co. This is the most sensible, plain-Jane ad I’ve ever seen in a newspaper, I think. It doesn’t overstate what the product is or talk it up to an impossible degree, just notes that they have "proven satisfactory" and have the…
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1959: Bra Lures Men So You Can Poke Their Eyes Out

If men are being lured in by your padded bra, may I suggest that you may be getting the entirely wrong kind of men? And also, these men are going to be disappointed at some point, probably far down the line, assuming you don’t practice catch-and-release? But clearly someone did want to lure men. Have…
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1934: Tunisian Family Joins Human Zoo

"From far-off Africa came this family to live in the Tunisian village on the Street of Villages which is a major feature of the new World’s Fair that opened in Chicago May 26." Seriously, it is a little like a human zoo. But without the internet or television, it wasn’t a bad way to introduce…
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