Outrageous Ads: Meet Your Father's Automobile, the Nervous Housewife, the Smoking Doctor and the Bearded Baby

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This hilarious treasury of old ads, accompanied by Parker's bright quips, celebrates an age of innocence (or idiocy) when advertisers could show us any old thing. How about a baby with a razor or tobacco chew? Or a gal combing her sleeping guy's trousers in search of war-bond dollars, a wife in love with cutlery. Unhealthy claims include soda pop promoted as a baby drink and bone-crushing corsets urged for little girls. Among other dubious propositions are the chin-reducing head cage and bile beans as the key to physical ...

Outrageous Ads: Meet Your Father's Automobile, the Nervous Housewife, the Smoking Doctor and the Bearded Baby 2008, Red Rock Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781933176208

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