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    German company Burk & Braun sold Radium Schokolade between 1931 and 1936. It was promoted as chocolate that would make the consumer younger.

    1940, Rescue workers using ladder to check for survivors amid the destruction wrought by German bombs during regular German air attacks against the city.

    Crystal meth is notorious for being highly addictive and ravaging countless communities. But few know that the drug can be traced back to Nazi Germany, where it first became popular as a way to keep pilots and soldiers alert in battle during World War II

    Radium & Beauty

    Chocolate-coated Strychnine tablets

    Manfred von Richthofen (1892 – 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.

    Great Sale of Slaves

    Conover Electric Dishwasher, 1931

    On March 1, 1936, the Hoover Dam was completed. More than 5,000 people were employed by six Companies to construct the dam. Construction began in 1931 and over 100 workers died.

    “In the early 1900s,  radium was more valuable than gold and platinum. As such, the term “Radium” was incorporated into the brand names of any number of products even when these products didn’t actually contain radium. The same was true for the term “X-Ray.”"

    Ah yes, the good old days when you could buy Heroin-flavored Altoids.

    Carter Medicine Company by Miami U. Libraries - Digital Collections, via Flickr

    Buying cigarettes at the bedside 1950's

    "Does your husband look younger than you?" Sexism In 30 Vintage Ads

    While filming an episode of ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ in a funhouse in Long Beach, someone adjusted a dummy which hung from a noose & accidentally broke it's arm off. While gluing it back on, they saw what looked like a real bone. Turned out to be the mummified remains of Elmer McCurdy, an escaped criminal from the Oklahoma pen who had been killed in a shoot out. His body had been sold to a museum where they charged a quarter to view it.

    Zeppelin near the Empire State Building under construction (1931)

    "To correct this serious handicap." 1936.

    Facial composite of Mozart, circa 1777, created by the German Federal Criminal Police Office from four contemporary portait paintings.

    One of the first steam-powered "Manipulators", invented by Dr. George Taylor in 1869. Sold as medical devices to treat "hysteria" in women. In other words, it's an antique dildo.

    Radium skin cleaner, 'takes everything off but the skin'.

    A cigarette company is trying to influence a pregnant mother to smoke their brand of cigarettes because they taste good and because it will make the baby skinnier when it is born.