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'TRUTH SERUM': with proof) alcohol content, nary a lie will be heard after a few swigs!

View from the Birdhouse: Did You Know Tuesday - National Milk Chocolate Day.  Some fun retro candy history!

Did You Know Tuesday - National Milk Chocolate Day

Vintage Candy Advertisements will get you in the mood to try some of the many nostalgic retro candies we carry in bulk at wholesale prices.

International No Diet Day: A Compendium Of Terrible Vintage Diet Ads - In celebration of “International No-Diet Day,” let’s take a look at some truly awful weight-loss advertising of yore. These vintage diet ads from magazines and newspapers espouse novel ways to “wash away fat” and “reduce your flesh,” and assure us that popularity and “slender ankles” can be ours if only we buy whatever snake oil, fad or better-living-through-chemistry creation they’re selling.

Rubber garments for sweating off weight. Just one in a long timeline of crazy weight loss fads.

Hear muffs

Hear Muffs, "The first headphones you wouldn't kick out of bed." I kind of love this idea.

The deadliest events in history, ranked by deaths per day

The deadliest events in history, ranked by deaths per day

The deadliest events in history, ranked by deaths per day--I have heard that the San Fransisco death toll was way understated to not freak out east coast banks. I would think given how the city looked afterward that it was higher.

Olden days.

Keep Dry The Feminine Way - Piper Female-Dri Garment - NEW--nothing else like it! An easy, sanitary way to help stop the embarrassment of.

Bing Crosby ads for Philco & Fleers (1946)

Bing Crosby ads for Philco & Fleers (1946

"When their jive talk gives you the heebie jeebies. Bing Crosby ads for Philco & Fleers

Dimple Machines  High-tech inventions to improve your appearance have been around forever, but one of the weirdest is Isabelle Gilbert’s dimple machine, which hit the market in 1936. For ladies who just couldn’t live without those two little divots in their faces, this machine—which consisted of spring-loaded knobs that pushed into the cheeks—was a lifesaver. Unfortunately for the inventor, the dimple fad didn’t last too long, and wearing the contraption was incredibly uncomfortable.

Woman Invents Dimple Machine (Oct, “ Woman Invents Dimple Machine DIMPLES are now made to order! These aids to beauty can be produced as the result of a new invention by Isabella Gilbert of.

You’ve come a long way, baby.

10 Retro Ads That Made Women Look Like Complete Idiots- The ad mentions Evansville!

Pamphlet published by HMSO 1948 with information on the new NHS

Edinburgh Scotland charity aiming to bring people together through reminiscence and oral history