Below are some ads I scanned from a November, 1903 edition of "The Delineator" that came into the thrift store. (You can read a bit about "The Delineator" here. Can you imagine calling a magazine today "The Delineator"?  People would think, "Wow. A whole magazine about improving my vocabulary. Pass!)  Click on the ads (twice) to make them as big as I thought I could without becoming the black hole of cyberspace.

 

Here's (what's left of) the cover. Check out the guy's grape leaf hat. Very fashionable! Or something ... sadder.

 

About half the (thick) magazine consists of advice for women on making clothes like this. Page after page of images like this. Apparently breasts and waists didn't used to be fashionable.

 

These are clothes for little boys. Clearly, the gay agenda in America goes way back.

 

Typical ad.

 

You can just feel the joy radiating off this child as she enjoys another fun afternoon in her Rubens Infant Shirt!

 

I don't know if you'll be able to read the copy of this ad about the baby, but I almost hope not. It's the weirdest thing in the magazine. I have no idea what it's talking about.

 

You wouldn't BELIEVE how many ads there are for cards and card games in the magazine. It's the same way we advertise movies today. HUGE!

 

To see some car ads I recently ran from a 1925 magazine, click here.

 

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