Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday FAIL

Vintage advertisement for products that would never be sold today.

 The age restriction was much lower then. Anyone six years of age or over could smoke them.

 Coca wine combined wine with cocaine, producing a compound now known as cocaethylene, which, when ingested, is nearly as powerful a stimulant as cocaine.

 The marketing efforts for coca wine focused primarily on its medicinal properties because it didn't taste very good. The effects were perceived to "fortify and refresh body and brain" and "restore health and vitality."

Toothache? What toothache. Whee!!!

They really do taste like people.

From Hermione's Heart


Dee said...

Oh my. Dr Batty? For real??? And the rest...... my mind is still boggling.

Dee x

Aimless Rambling said...

Definitely fails - I am glad we have progressed somewhat.

Anonymous said...

Old ads are fun and very interesting.

Soylent green crackers! Really?

Thank you Hermione.


Anonymous said...

Old ads are fun and very interesting.

Soylent green crackers! Really?

Thank you Hermione.


Minielle Labraun said...

Wow! Crazy what history shows us about progress! Well at least the art work is totally

Mrs. Soft Bottom said...

Soylent green IS people - love that line !!! Hanks for the laugh!

ronnie said...

Cocaine tooth drops:) I love the old art work on the ads.

Thanks Hermione.


lilmisses said...

Okay, you really killed me with the Soylent Green remark. Soylent Green is the answer to "What's for dinner?"

Bobbie Jo said...

You know, the "coca" in Cocacola stood for cocaine. It used to have that in it and the drink was green in color.

The old adds have some nice artwork in them in spite of what they advertise.

Anonymous said...

I don't think I've ever seen anything more ironic than the asthma cigarettes.
I'm always so amazed at what you find.


Hermione said...

Dee - Yes, for real.

Sunnygirl - So am I.

Joey - Yes, really, but they're made from plankton.

Minelle - It is quite lovely.

Mrs. SB - So do I. That was a pretty cool movie.

Ronnie - It must have been very useful in view of the horrible dentistry techniques of the time.

Lilmisses - It's probably quite nice with a bit of Brie on top.

Kiki - No, those cigarettes are pretty far-fetched (but true).


Erica said...

Asthma cigarettes??? Smoking for asthma? Jeeezus. No wonder people back then only lived to be about 40.

Hermione said...

Erica - I can't imagine how smoking could help asthma, but anything to sell cigarettes, I guess.


Lea said...

Those are some odd ads. But I guess even today, some silly things are sold. Bacon scented cologne, anyone?