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CANNED MEAT MAGIC

Botany Lanolin Ad
1944


via Duke University Libraries 

I have always wondered what was with old postcards, images, etc and lobsters. Apparently a “lobster” in the early part of the 20th century meant a “gullible, awkward, bungling, or undesirable person.” Life seems so much clearer now!

Postcard Mystery: Pretty Lady Lobsters? 

1953

1970s

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Lowes of Richmond, woman in bunny suit showing a stove”
Nov 16, 1959
Richmond, VA

"What Do I Hear?"

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Delma’s Dance Hall
IQ Zoo postcard
c.1960s

Reverse:
This performing animal demonstrates a brand new method of animal training. The animal has been trained by animal psychologist Keller Breland, at Hot Springs, Arkansas. Breland’s animals learn by the reward system. No punishment is used. Once trained, they never forget and will happily perform for anyone. These educated animals are nationally famous. They have been featured on television and in Life, Popular Mechanics, Reader’s Digest and other national magazines.” 

"The New Radiation Recipe Book"
1933 

Dr. Pepper ad in Playboy
February 1966