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Vintage advertisement for Thorazine.

a gallery of psychiatric drug advertisements, from Ambien to Zoloft, as featured in the leading professional periodicals.

Wolcott's Instant Pain Anihilator - an 1863 remedy for the demons of many ills including weak nerves.

Say Goodby To Your Demons. Wolcott’s Instant PAIN ANNIHILATOR - A speedy & permanent cure for headache, toothache, neuralgia, catarrh and weak nerves.


Japanese Advertising: Horizon. Under the EKG. 1970

vintage asbestos ad for farm buildings

Asbestos and it's magic. Asbestos turned out to be the deadliest mineral ever used by man. Despite this, it is still mined in some countries (Canada only stopped asbestos mining recently in

How sad. Polio vaccine ad.

"They all got the polio vaccine. except Dad." It would be horrible to mock this, but it is such a terrible public service announcement!

Mom's Christmas List: Item #1

Get Mother What she REALLY want this Christmas! A Colt . Funny and Disturbing Vintage Advertising. Only in America !

A 1950s/early 60s period advert for "Methedrine" (a brand name for Methamphetamine), commonly prescribed as a diet pill and antidepressant. While they took it, housewives felt full of alertness and activity for the next 12 hours. Addiction was common. "Genuinely brighter outlook": yeah, until the crash came and their bodies screamed for the next pill.

Crystal Meth will make you a happier person, apparently. and grandma says we have a drugs problem today , this freaky advert proves it is just that she can't remember what odd stuff she did in the bizarre products of yesteryear

Vitamin Donuts, ca. 1942  ( http://usnatarchivesexhibits.tumblr.com/post/12368628819/today-is-national-donuts-day-vitamin-donuts )

Vitamin Donuts for Pep and Vigor! The Doughnut Corporation sought endorsement from the Nutrition Division of the War Food Administration for its Vitamin Doughnuts campaign. [From the National.

Teething babies getting under your skin? Why not electrocute them and stop that teething once and for all!

15 Vintage Products That Are Trying To Kill You

Swiss Electro-Chemical Teething Necklaces (hey, does that work sort of like those barking collars for dogs?


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Old Vintage AD Beautiful but dumb, she has never learned the first rule of lasting charm a long-lasting deodorant, ODO-Ro-Do

The Crazy Medical World of the 19th Century    often wondered how our ancestors coped with everyday life, especially, in the 19th century. One such interest struck me while reading an article about tooth extraction. I became curious about what people might do about everyday aches and pains. I thought their options in pain management were limited, and that individual medical devices would have been almost non-existent.

Petit's Eye Salve, vintage medicine ~ Gee, my eye has been closed for 10 days. Think I'll buy some eye salve.