Brev. Brig. Gen'l
- Feb 14, 2012
- Central Pennsylvania
So you'd have thought this 1863 ad typical, showcasing a product specifically for women. Perhaps a little, er, raw. After all, a ' waist ' constituted ' underwear ' in today's language. Still, fair enough. But wait! Madame, while you're browsing classified ads.....
Indispensable to Ladies and the safest, bestest ever, most refreshing drink in the whole, entire world.
That should keep the ol' ball and chain quiet for a considerable period.
This would not have helped. Using only ads during the war, thought we could take a peek through classifieds. Please note, few papers used illustrations- copious drawings came later. Still, enough to entertain and ok, annoy a little. Gin. Puleeze.
Before/after was big- who knew just using McLean's could alter an artist so drastically, he drew better cartoon men?
Anything with moving parts was ' hydraulic '.
Finding carriages not looking like they could carry much...
Did it come in almond, white and stainless steel?
Ah. Those pesky women problems again. 1860's Xanax. May wish to sick with the Ladies gin.
Do not want to call for a circular describing symptoms because you'll sell me something I do not want.
Coolest shoe ad ever
Bone set! We used bone set when we were children- all the old folks had it. Grows around here all summer.
Of course there's more- less and less from Southern papers as the war went on. Read a journal written by a newspaper editor's wife. She said paper was so scarce her husband used old, unused rolls of wall paper just to get issues out.