When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.

They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.

Victorian opium den

Opium Party, France, 1918 -- not exactly a century thing. not my thing either, but fascinating, nonetheless

Smoking characters! This would not go over well today...

Elvin "Smoking Characters" toy, mint on the hang card, featured three of the popular Hanna Barbera cartoon stars of the time

Louis Corned Beef Ad// I tried hard to think of a funny comment but this is just to perversely true. If PETA ever run out of ideas for campaign pictures, vintage meat ads are where to find them.

Vintage book covers: If you’re as cool as Space Cat, there is no need for hallucinogens.

Space Cat on Mushrooms - this is seriously funny! There is a real Space Cat book series by Ruthven Todd which is great vintage scifi for youngsters, but sadly this title doesn’t seem to be part of the.

ADULTS ONLY! EXPOSED! Marihuana - Retro / Vintage Drug / Propaganda.

AD49 Vintage Marihuana Marijuana Anti Drugs Poster A3 17"x12" Re-Print

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CHRISTMAS COMMERCE: Dolls and baby carriages, cars and planes are popular toys. What with World War I so are big toy guns. Big Dick toy machine gun by Milton Bradley, Shoots 36 wooden bullets as fast as you can turn the firing-crank!

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