Celebrating Over 100 Years of Advertising Fraud

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Dr. Rose\'s Obesity Powder from 1902 Sears Roebuck CatalogA new weblog is posting items from a Sears Roebuck Catalog from 1902. Even back then, they were ripping people off with obesity cures.

The advertisement proclaims all the ills of being fat from sluggish circulation and labored action of the heart. Then it proclaims that Dr. Rose’s Obesity Powder will “reduce corpulency in a safe and agreeable manner.”

It didn’t work then and they don’t work now. The modern day shucksters say the same things and are selling you the same junk. Don’t buy it.

Via: Boing Boing: Funny highlights of the 1902 Sears and Roebuck catalog


One Response to “Celebrating Over 100 Years of Advertising Fraud”

  1. VH Melville Says:

    Thank you it’s so tempting to go for the easiest way even now when we supposedly know better

    VH Melville

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