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(Smatterist)   Not News: 11 odd and ridiculous female products. Fark: Sears 1908 catalog. Great-great grandma had it going on   (smatterist.com) divider line 12
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2014-07-23 01:04:50 PM  
And I learned that "drab" was once considered a color.
 
2014-07-23 01:28:01 PM  
I'm not really seeing anything different than products that exist in the same or a slightly altered form today but "oh you early 20th Century savages you."
 
2014-07-23 02:46:16 PM  

brap: I'm not really seeing anything different than products that exist in the same or a slightly altered form today but "oh you early 20th Century savages you."


Nor do I. For example the "Antiseptic sanitary towels" are just early versions of the modern day sanitary napkin, and the nursing corset is an early version of the nursing bra, etc.
 
2014-07-23 03:00:46 PM  
Women were ugly 100 years ago and nobody wanted to look at them. Seriously. Women have only become attractive in the last 100 years, since the advent of photography, etc.

/hideous beasts that they are
//put a landing strip on it, ffs
 
2014-07-23 03:04:01 PM  
Those were neither odd nor ridiculous. I want my money back.
 
2014-07-23 04:21:24 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: brap: I'm not really seeing anything different than products that exist in the same or a slightly altered form today but "oh you early 20th Century savages you."

Nor do I. For example the "Antiseptic sanitary towels" are just early versions of the modern day sanitary napkin, and the nursing corset is an early version of the nursing bra, etc.


But you had to wash out the sanitary towels and reuse them. My mother was born in 1908 and when I complained about the belt and Kotex she clued me in on how lucky I was.
 
2014-07-23 04:39:02 PM  

powerful katrinka: Nor do I. For example the "Antiseptic sanitary towels" are just early versions of the modern day sanitary napkin, and the nursing corset is an early version of the nursing bra, etc.

But you had to wash out the sanitary towels and reuse them. My mother was born in 1908 and when I complained about the belt and Kotex she clued me in on how lucky I was.


You don't know how lucky you are, the heirloom sanitary towel was the only thing I got in the will.
 
2014-07-23 06:39:48 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: brap: I'm not really seeing anything different than products that exist in the same or a slightly altered form today but "oh you early 20th Century savages you."

Nor do I. For example the "Antiseptic sanitary towels" are just early versions of the modern day sanitary napkin,


Yes, but the "impervious material" was probably asbestos or something.

Relevant: the bad bra episode of The IT Crowd just started on t'telly.
 
2014-07-23 07:37:33 PM  
I dont get it. Was this intended to be a list making a joke about how nothing has really changed?
 
2014-07-23 10:54:07 PM  
Great-grandma.  Grandma was born in 1910.
 
2014-07-24 12:43:41 AM  

Bondith: Great-grandma.  Grandma was born in 1910.


Paternal grandma was born in 1905 & was the youngest of 13 children.

Yeah, I'm old
 
2014-07-24 08:36:43 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Bondith: Great-grandma.  Grandma was born in 1910.

Paternal grandma was born in 1905 & was the youngest of 13 children.

Yeah, I'm old


My grandma had her first kid (my mum) at 38, and Mum had me at 31.  My family spawns old.
 
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