Unbelievable Ads

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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by donnie » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:12 pm

I wonder what the story is on these. How could they send a one-pair-fits-all that would work for any individual's prescription? And yet, you only had to pay if satisfied. I wonder if they were just ordinary drug store reading glasses. Yet they say they are good for distance vision, too. :?: :?:
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by Kitty » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:30 pm

$4.98 was about $75 in 1923. I think that part on the top left is funny. "Improve the vision and grace the face." :lol:
I doubt they were useful for more than reading glasses, if that.
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by donnie » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:20 pm

This looks like an actual pair of them, or the same style, anyway.
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by Kitty » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:30 am

They do look like them! Those would definitely ensure that they wouldn't fall off. Interesting design.
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by donnie » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:52 am

Here's a screenshot I made of Gloria Swanson in Why Change Your Wife? (1920). I thought I remembered her wearing this odd style in that film (one of my favorite silent features!)
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by Kitty » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:24 pm

Cool!!
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by donnie » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:15 pm

Here's a rather bizarre one from Popular Science. :lol: Gee, it would be a hard choice between displaying it on the mantel and giving it as a gift. I guess you could make two.

I wonder if the kids in the photo at the bottom are cutting out a Miss Syncro. :?: :o
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by Kitty » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:51 am

A grey hair dye? The cat can't even believe it.
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by Kitty » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:55 am

donnie wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:15 pm
Here's a rather bizarre one from Popular Science. :lol: Gee, it would be a hard choice between displaying it on the mantel and giving it as a gift. I guess you could make two.

I wonder if the kids in the photo at the bottom are cutting out a Miss Syncro. :?: :o
Do you notice how it has the word gift in quotations? 😂
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by donnie » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:29 pm

:lol: No, I didn't notice that. That reminds me of some funny pictures Steppie put on the old board in the line of words that shouldn't be put in quotation marks. Maybe she will see this and repost them here.

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