Friday, July 3, 2009
Matrimonial. - Ladies desirous of contracting matrimonial alliances should remember that where beauty and talent often fail, a pretty foot achieves a conquest. The subscriber, upon receipt of fifty cents in postal currency, will afford information which will enable anyone to make the feet appear much smaller than they are in reality. This is no humbug, since any one willing to submit at first to a little inconvenience can attain success. Address A.B.D. Hunter, box 163 Jersey City, N.J.
Well...okay then! I will have to bear this in mind, since I have rather large feet myself. Perhaps if they were smaller I'd be married by now? Seriously, there were plenty of ads for books or clairvoyants which would supposedly help you find a spouse, but this one is probably the most bizarre I've ever seen. I'm not touching this kind of ad when it comes to the dissertation - that's a whole other kettle of fish - but I thought you might find this little gem amusing.
It's a holiday weekend so I'm taking tomorrow and Sunday off, but tune in next week for the exciting conclusion of the Sadda Rang and Lalla Rang story.
Have a happy July 4th, everyone!
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