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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:34 PM

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Reply Vintage advertisements with children (creepy) (Original post)
progressoid Oct 2012 OP
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #1
pipi_k Oct 2012 #2
progressoid Oct 2012 #5
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #28
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2012 #14
femmocrat Oct 2012 #18
Lydia Leftcoast Oct 2012 #30
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2012 #32
TwilightGardener Oct 2012 #3
NoPasaran Oct 2012 #6
TwilightGardener Oct 2012 #8
Odin2005 Oct 2012 #4
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #7
Odin2005 Oct 2012 #10
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #12
OriginalGeek Oct 2012 #21
OriginalGeek Oct 2012 #23
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #24
OriginalGeek Oct 2012 #26
LiveNudePolitics Oct 2012 #9
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #11
shadowrider Oct 2012 #13
Tabasco_Dave Oct 2012 #17
WolverineDG Oct 2012 #15
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2012 #19
Brickbat Oct 2012 #20
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #29
TwilightGardener Oct 2012 #22
Lydia Leftcoast Oct 2012 #31
WolverineDG Oct 2012 #33
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #34
geardaddy Oct 2012 #35
Nye Bevan Oct 2012 #16
blogslut Oct 2012 #25
geardaddy Oct 2012 #36
Corgigal Oct 2012 #27

Response to progressoid (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:59 PM

1. Re:the cocaine ad

Apparently it was common back in my G'Mother's day to use drugs and/or whiskey to put colicky or teething kids to sleep.
The phrase "sugar tit" ..." was made by placing a spoonful of sugar, or honey, in a small patch of clean cloth, then gathering the cloth around the sugar and twisting it to form a bulb. The bulb was then secured by twine or a rubber band. The baby's saliva would slowly dissolve the sugar in the bulb"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_tit

but the kicker was some parents would add whiskey or over the counter drugs to the mix of sugar, so that the infant or toddler would fall asleep.
"Pacify" indeed.





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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 01:05 PM

2. When I was a child in the 50s

my father would make up a mixture of water, sugar, and paregoric to put us to sleep. Well, usually me, because I always had trouble sleeping, even as a kid.

Tincture of opium. I loved the taste of it...

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:24 PM

5. I'm dealing with a toothache right now.

I could use those cocaine drops!



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Response to progressoid (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 01:51 AM

28. Clove oil, if you can get it. Usually at Sprouts, Whole Foods, or other natural food stores.

Believe me, it works! One or two drops and the toothache is gone.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:26 PM

14. I got whiskey and honey to make me sleep. This would have been in about 1949.

This was a pretty common remedy for colicky babies at the time.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:35 PM

18. We got hot tea with whiskey and honey for every illness!

Colds, cramps, sore throat, whatever ailed us.

My aunt was born a preemie, about 3 lbs. in the middle of the Depression. My grandmother placed her in the oven on low heat (with the door open) and fed her whiskey. I always wondered how they had whiskey but no food ... but my grandfather was an alcoholic so I know the answer.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 02:00 AM

30. My grandmother used to dose us with blackberry brandy for digestive upsets

It had to be blackberry. I'm not sure why.

Later, when she started working for an old-fashioned doctor, she switched to recommending paregoric and milk of bismuth instead. That is the most vile tasting stuff...

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #30)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 09:51 AM

32. I don't think blackberry brandy would have helped digestive problems much,

but paregoric actually works. We got that, too once in awhile. It's got opium in it. Woo hoo!

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 01:16 PM

3. I wouldn't say those ads creep me out--I kind of like them.

They speak of a different world, different sensibilities, different concerns. There was a time when we weren't hyper-concerned over a child's physical safety, for example. People certainly weren't worried about sugar, or gun violence. Infectious disease and malnutrition were the big worries--now, not so much.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:33 PM

6. Yeah, nothing says you're not worried about gun violence

Like giving your little daughter her own revolver to sleep with.

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Response to NoPasaran (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:56 PM

8. LOL--I mean in terms of the psychological impacts of

encouraging children to play with guns, imitate war, etc. I think we worry more about glorifying guns and violence now, in regard to children. Back then, maybe not so much?

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 01:46 PM

4. That Camels ad, DA FUQ???

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:45 PM

7. were you too young to remember the cig ads on 1950 era tv?

Camel had a lot of the "dr. recommends" ads.
They were all over the place in the mid-late 50's.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:08 PM

10. I was born in 1986.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:12 PM

12. If you ever get a chance to see some "classic" tv shows

the commercials are a hoot.
Cigarette and car ads prevailed.
Acutally, many cigarette ads pointed to the health of smoking, even back in the late 30's in print ads.
A common recommended Christmas gift was "a carton of Chesterfileds".

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:31 PM

21. My grandparents had a Life magazine

from the 40s or 50s - I forget exactly - with a cigarette ad that had a popular Olympic marathon runner as the pitch man. We thought it was pretty funny...The tag line said something about the cigs giving him the boost he needed to finish the race...

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #21)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:45 PM

23. Couldn't find that but found this



lol!

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #21)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:46 PM

24. And singers would pose for cig ads, too.

The cig line was "Gentle on the throat".

Wasn't quite as bad as the 1930's beauty products that bragged on the power of the radium in the product!
Google that for laffs....can you imagine?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #24)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:04 AM

26. "Why Mildred, you are positively glowing!"

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:02 PM

9. Creepy!

Holy Moly, you weren't kidding.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:27 PM

11. I guess I'm showing my age

I don't see what's creepy about the 7-up ad or the M-16 ad. When I was a young kid of maybe three, my mom (who is French) would give me a little French limonade (similar to 7-up) mixed with a little red wine. At about the same age, my dad who was American gave me a little taste of beer because I asked for some. It wasn't enough to get drunk or even close to it. And when I was a kid, I had all sorts of toy guns. I loved war movies and playing soldier. It didn't make me become a gun nut as an adult; I've never owned a real gun in my entire life. The coffee ad, I must admit however, is pretty outrageous.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:21 PM

13. When I was a kid

you could go to the store and buy an "Army" kit.

It included a plastic helmet, tommy gun, hand grenade and canteen.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:15 PM

17. I had A toy M16 and cap pistols in the 70's

Truth is, modern video games are 100 times more violent and realistic, than the army and cops and robbers games we used to play.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:42 PM

15. We used to get flat Sprite or 7 UP to calm our stomachs down

whenever we got sick & were throwing up our shoes.

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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:43 PM

19. 7 Up was always the remedy for nausea.

I don't know if it actually worked or if was just the placebo effect, but it seemed to work. Also, we got slathered with Vicks Vap-O-Rub when we had bad colds. I hated that stuff.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:21 PM

20. I give my kids 7Up when they're sick, even though I know better. It was comforting to me, and it's

comforting to them!

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 01:58 AM

29. I was always given ginger ale for an upset stomach and thought it was funny!

Certainly wasn't about to turn it down. Soda when sick! It was only years later I learned about what ginger does for nausea. My parents had no idea why the ginger ale worked, only that it did. Learning the ginger did it surprised them a bit. They gave it to me because their parents gave it to them.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:44 PM

22. Vicks VapoRub--the official smell of staying home from school.

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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #15)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 02:03 AM

31. We were given Coke

When my mother had morning sickness while pregnant, the doctor told her to get cola syrup from a soda fountain and dose herself with it. Apparently it worked. From then on, Coca Cola was the preferred remedy for car sickness. We had to have Coke or Seven-Up with our meals when on road trips, not milk, which my parents believed caused car sickness.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #31)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:36 PM

33. Coca Cola was originally advertised for stomach ailments

Not sure how the switch from that to 7Up/Sprite came about. Probably from the belief that it was easier to keep down clear liquids when you had a 24 hour bug. Also helped with electrolytes & keeping kids hydrated (there was a time when there was no such thing as Pedialyte).

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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #33)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:01 PM

34. Ginger ale here for belly aches and puking.

My mom was big on that. Also for colds, ginger ale with a dash of whiskey.

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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:28 PM

35. We got flat ginger ale.

Ginger is actually an anti-nauseant.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:12 PM

16. My mother used to give me and my siblings a "hot toddy" when we were sick.

I think it contained whisky, hot water, honey and lemon.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:45 PM

25. "Bra-a-a-p" is an awesome word.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #25)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:29 PM

36. It makes me think of farts.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:14 AM

27. Santa Clause brought this toy to me

when I was 3 years old. Scared the hell out of me, still does. Why would anyone buy this for a small little girl?

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