Norwich Pharmacal Co.’s Pepto-Bismol – She passed her Exams but her stomach Flunked (1946)

Norwich Pharmacal Co.’s Pepto-Bismol – She passed her Exams but her stomach Flunked (1946)


Kotex Snow Skiers Coffee Break Personally Yours {1948}

Kotex Snow Skiers Coffee Break Personally Yours {1948}


Associated Nutrition Consultant’s Protam Nutritional Plan – “I Found A lazy Way To Reduce” (1949)

Associated Nutrition Consultant’s Protam Nutritional Plan – “I Found A lazy Way To Reduce” (1949)


Johnson & Johnson’s First Aid Products {1946}

Johnson & Johnson’s First Aid Products {1946}


Chas. H. Phillips Chemical Co.’s Milk of Magnesia – They’re both in the swim today. {1946}
Milk of magnesia is used to relieve constipation. Judging by the amount of ads there were for constipation remedies in the 1940s and 1950s, constipation must have been a very frequent problem. I wonder if it was from all those repressed emotions?

Chas. H. Phillips Chemical Co.’s Milk of Magnesia – They’re both in the swim today. {1946}

Milk of magnesia is used to relieve constipation. Judging by the amount of ads there were for constipation remedies in the 1940s and 1950s, constipation must have been a very frequent problem. I wonder if it was from all those repressed emotions?


No Belladonna Backfire!

No Belladonna Backfire!


Now She Can Cook Breakfast Again!
Drug once used to control morning sickness in pregnancy. One of the side effects was low blood pressure.

Now She Can Cook Breakfast Again!

Drug once used to control morning sickness in pregnancy. One of the side effects was low blood pressure.


VITAMINS FOR PEP! The Harder A Wife Works, The Cuter She Looks!

VITAMINS FOR PEP! The Harder A Wife Works, The Cuter She Looks!


If you want to be popular, you can’t afford to be SKINNY!

If you want to be popular, you can’t afford to be SKINNY!


Dr Williams Pink Pills for Pale People {1890}
Late 19th to early 20th century patent medicine containing iron oxide and magnesium sulfate. [1] It was produced by Dr. Williams Medicine Company, the trading arm of G. T. Fulford & Company. It was claimed to cure chorea, referenced frequently in newspaper headlines as “St. Vitus’ Dance,” as well as “locomotor ataxia,  partial paralyxia, seistica, neuralgia rheumatism, nervous headache,  the after-effects of la grippe, palpitation of the heart, pale and  sallow complexions, [and] all forms of weakness in male or female.”

Dr Williams Pink Pills for Pale People {1890}

Late 19th to early 20th century patent medicine containing iron oxide and magnesium sulfate. [1] It was produced by Dr. Williams Medicine Company, the trading arm of G. T. Fulford & Company. It was claimed to cure chorea, referenced frequently in newspaper headlines as “St. Vitus’ Dance,” as well as “locomotor ataxia, partial paralyxia, seistica, neuralgia rheumatism, nervous headache, the after-effects of la grippe, palpitation of the heart, pale and sallow complexions, [and] all forms of weakness in male or female.”