Including laxatives, pain killers, bandages and more!
“I’m a girl who can’t say no!”These ads for indigestion remedy Pepto-Bismol date from 1940-47.
“Is your new hat more important than your laxative?”These ads for Feen-A-Mint laxatives date from 1961-62.
“Stop morning-after before it starts.”These ads for Bromo-Seltzer antacid date from 1937 and were aimed at men who had partied too hard the night before!
“Girls. You look ugly when you cough.”
These simple yet eye catching adverts are for Smith Bros Cough Drops, found in US magazines and newspapers from the mid 1930’s to early 1940’s.
These adverts for Fletcher’s Castoria date from 1939-1941 and feature a lot of finger pointing, angry parents, threats of spanking, and constipated children. There’s also lot of talk about how sensitive a child’s constitution is, but a good whack with a slipper was obviously fine!