01 August 2013 @ 11:39 pm
Found this while searching for regrettable-food ads.  It doesn't fit the contest category but I had to post it anyway:

There is so much here.  Bear in mind that this is the depths of the Depression:  playing on snob value, that at our table we serve only the center slices.  I can almost hear her drawl:  "Mahhhhvelous, aren't they?"  His pencil-thin mustache.  A smoking jacket for Christ's sake.  Her marcel wave, and her body language, and that silk peignoir.  Wine glasses and doilies on the breakfast table.

And the maid, bringing in the coffee with the faint composed smile of someone who's just spit in your fucking center slices.

(Good Housekeeping, December 1933.  I wonder if there's any chance of a "Great Depression" tag?)
07 July 2013 @ 11:58 am
Unfortunately the combination of the two founders' names that resulted in the name "Sambo's" was their doom.

28 June 2013 @ 09:21 am

Could we have a 1798 tag?
10 May 2013 @ 11:40 am
The White Man's Burden (i.e., "all these dusky savages are such a drain on my weekend yachting").

16 February 2013 @ 07:00 pm
1800's or 1850's or a slavory tag needed, please! =)

Those types of ads could appear in an important section of the newspaper (sometimes including illustrations) or in the classified ads.
I hope this is okay to post.


R$ 50U000

It is still missing, since October 18th, 1854, the creole slave named


He is around 20 years of age, lacking front teeth, with a very short beard, short stature, strong, bearing smallpox scars acquired a few years ago. He is lazy, moody, speaks fast looking down to the floor. Sometimes he walks with shoes, and says his name is Fortunato Lopes da Silva. He knows how to cook, how to bind, and has knowledge of plantations, the activity he knows best. If you arrest him, hand him over to the police, and give notice at the court warning the slave's owner Eduardo Laemmert, on Quitanda Street nº 77, and then you will receive the reward of 50U000."
31 January 2013 @ 11:37 am
Washing the Black off.
Dixon's Carburet of Iron Stove Polish. [front]
27 January 2013 @ 07:48 pm
Textron, 1949

Yeesh, the racism.

Full size 1215x1605

Marlboro, 1955

Who knew the Marlboro Man wore a jaunty polka-dot scarf?

Full size 1200x1600

15 January 2013 @ 09:20 pm
I hate rats. I cant imagine eating one.

13 January 2013 @ 04:23 pm
11 January 2013 @ 09:35 pm