has to do with a 1935 insurance ad of a kid sick in bed.
Many possibilities here
and you'd think I'd be in heaven since I love advertising,
for its great moments and its terrible ones too.
But I got distracted...
Going through the McCord's archives,
I came across some product labels from the 19th century that amused me.
Like this one above,
which I have no doubt contained some plant extract,
but its healing virtues could only be verified by a real shaman;
the image is only there to confer [hypothetical] merits connected to some old native tradition.
Another 19th century find,
one that gives me the chills:
Your basic iron supplement to cure menstrual cramps, menopausal disorders, and hysteria!!!
Don't blame me!!
That's what the source stated...
What those guys came up with to "help" with whatever ailments women had.
I read that one product to help with respiratory problems
had a cherry flavor and...
No wonder women felt cured.
You take enough of that stuff and you're stoned out of your mind...
It will be another century before [traditional/alternative] medicine truly addresses women's need properly.
It is no wonder people felt they needed insurance,
after taking all of those medications...
You may now rejoin
if you thought the pill was too hard to swallow.
The theme was about advertisement,
so I'll give you this,
another one from the 19th century.
The marketing was not very sophisticated [in my opinion]
but it was pretty enough.
The picture was interchangeable
and this time it featured a local politician.
Using celebrity was becoming a popular thing to sell whatever one wanted to promote.
The tobacco industry had become important in Quebec in the last half of the 19th century.
A century later and you have Hollywood celebrities endorsing various products.
This ad dates back to 1976 or 1977,
depending on who you're asking.
a favorite of mine.
He's the guy I bought my first VCR for,
so I wouldn't miss his new show [Magnum P.I., 1980].
the ad never sold me on smoking Salem cigarettes,
but it sold me on Tom!!!
Always been a great fan of his work on TV and the big screen.
And as far as cigarettes go,
Gauloises remain my favorites.
at least here in Canada,
the packs of cigarettes are adorned with pictures of diseased mouths,
diseased hearts or diseased lungs
and other unpleasant things to see,
to discourage smokers from smoking.
The only thing they managed is for me to get a cigarette case
so I won't have to look at those ugly photos.
Just goes to show advertisement doesn't always reached its intended goal.
I've reached mine though for this week.
I'm on theme,
I'm on time,
and I meant to keep this short!!
See ya all next week!!