Newspaper and Magazine Advertisements from 1893 to 1913
I don’t remember where I clipped this 1905 advertisement for H & H (Henderson & Henderson) Pneumatic Bust Forms, but I’ve always loved it, especially the part towards the end that reads, “For bathers at the sea-shore they are indispensable …acts as a buoy to the bather and makes swimming easier.” Today it would probably add, “For frequent fliers, they are indispensable as they are flotation devices.”
I always wanted to post it somewhere on this web site, but couldn’t think of a reason to do so. The Holy Rollers wouldn’t have worn such an item, would in fact probably have viewed doing so as sinful.
When I uploaded an Oldmobile Ad to place next to an amusing article about a newspaperman's first experience in an automobile, I had an "ah ha" moment. Why not intersperce other period ads inbetween the hundreds of articles I've posted that deal with the Holy Rollers.