Thursday, 31 December 2009
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Scanned from Taschen's "All-American Ads of the 20s". Click image for 582 x 872 size.
Monday, 21 December 2009
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Scanned from Taschen's "All-American Ads of the 20s". Click image for 854 x 1300 size.
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Scanned from Taschen's "All-American Ads of the 20s". Click image for 622 x 879 size.
Friday, 18 December 2009
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Fernand Simeon, Les Feuillets d'Art magazine, Verlaine Advertisement, 1919-20, originally uploaded by Gatochy.
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Tuesday, 15 December 2009
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Advertisements to "Émile Coiffure" and "Produits du D'Dys Darsy", 1920.
Monday, 14 December 2009
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Thursday, 10 December 2009
Scanned from Bronwen Meredith's "Vogue Body and Beauty Book" 1977. Click image for 1362 x 1822 size.
1917 ad for Urodonal:
"Triumph of Modern Science
Rheumatism, Gravel, Gout, Arterio-Sclerosis, Obesity.
Medical Opinion: Urodonal is the most powerful solvent of uric acid, being 37 times more active than lithia.
It is rapidly absorbed by the digestive organs, does not over strain the stomach or kidneys, and can be used for any length of time; moreover, Uorodnal is rapidly eliminated through the kidneys - a point of great importance. The water in which it is held in solution passes through these organs more easily and rapidly than plain water, and that in spite of the load of waste products that Urodonal carries away with it.
Furthemore, the diuresis kidney secretion is regular and sustained, and there are no paroxysmal attacks such as those induced by certain diuretics which result in dangerous congestion of the kidneys."
1922 ad for The Ambedia Back Puff: "A woman's difficulty overcome."
1922 Benito illustration:
"Achieving beauty without makeup, through electricity and gentle massages, that's the secret of the beauty specialist".
Undated ad for Polar Cub Electric Vibrator.
"Be your own beauty specialist
The Polar Cub Electric Vibrator enables every woman who cares about her appearance, to gain in the privacy of her own home the full benefits of electric massage - the most successful and up-to-date treatment for preserving the beauty of the face and figure.
Polar Cub treatment really does remove wrinkles and hollows. Polar Cub Electric massage is splendid for your scalp. Polar Cub Electric massage is recommended for nervous disorders. It brings instant relief in cases of headache, fatigue and general 'nerviness'. Order a Polar Cub Vibrator to-day.
To use it is simplicity itself. Just remove the electric light bulb and attach the vibrator. It is perfectly safe and perfectly harmless."
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
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From Taschen's "All-American Ads 1900-1919". Click image for 1394 x 1810 size.
Thursday, 3 December 2009
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Monday, 30 November 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
From Taschen's "All-American Ads 1900-1919". Click image for 407 x 600 size.
Friday, 27 November 2009
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Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Scanned from Bronwen Meredith's "Vogue Body and Beauty Book" 1977.
Priming, followed by...
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Scanned and quoted from Bronwen Meredith's "Vogue Body and Beauty Book" 1977. Click image for 704 x 1000 size.
A. H. Fish illustration. "A beautiful woman has no need -- nor time -- to be anything else. Among her virtues she must include courage, patience and perseverance, but the ends justify the means. Success in her chosen career allows her to achieve everything a woman could want -- a jealous husband, envious friends, and the admiration of her grandchildren. Besides, it gives pleasure to appreciators and jobs to many nice and worthy people."
Photo by Baron de Meyer, Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics ad, 1932.
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Monday, 23 November 2009
Scanned from Bronwen Meredith's "Vogue Body and Beauty Book" 1977. Click image for 752 x 1000 size.
Top, A.H. Fish illustration, 1925.
On the building it's written "Abdomen Allah," and "Turkish Baths," "Entering the door on the left of Abdomen Allah, the latest fashionable building, we see an impressive female clientèle going for the baths, the Turkish baths, the steam baths, the massages, and other tortures prescribed by the terrible Turkish regimen. Observe that the ladies look like five of the most well-fed Ottomans of the Roman Empire. But wait... Incredible as it may seem, the quintet of Vogue mannequins you see exiting on the right are the same monumental matrons that, on the left, used to occupy much more than their fair share of tridimensional space. And the baths accomplished this miracle. Now they will be able to face their dressmakers with their heads held up high and fit inside small sized dresses without ignominy, shame, or rubber girdles."
Bottom, Cecil Beaton illustration, 1927.