Again with the late in the year ads. This one is from December 13, 1902, right below an ad for a “manly” boarding school:
From December 13, 1902, an un-subtle suggestion for a Christmas present:
As someone who got a degree in the middle of a serious ecomonical downturn – the Great Recession, so called – this dated cartoon has significance to me.
From the days of Yellow Fever (September 16, 1905):
Quackery is a saddening thing for me to think of and see. People who, using the hope of medicine to defraud those desperate or unable to see through their crap impostures.
So, still in 1905, on July 1st, the back page of the Literary Digest (I swear I’ll get out of this issue eventually, but there is so much in it to blog about!):
From July 1, 1905’s Literary Digest, we have a serious question, although one stuck under the unappreciable headline:
Every one is familiar with the change in meaning that the word “gay” has undergone over the years. This leads to amusingly sexualized phrases like “to have a gay time”.
Here is another one of those silly word games that only Time (not the magazine, this was from the Literary Digest) can play.
In the January 8, 1898 Literary Digest, back in the advertising sections where less important news was also posted, a quack patent “medicine” ad started with this:
No, I’m not interested in the almost-swastika between the words, but the clear similarity to another, far more famous, piece of typesetting.
You will probably stand a higher chance of getting this if you are from the United States, but no guarantees. I almost missed it.