These clippings are from a newspaper called The Boston Sunday Advertiser, from February 15, 1931. It was a small society-type newspaper that had articles on theater shows and various local events, stories, comics, contests, etc. The front page story on Washington and Lincoln seemed out of place.
I had thought this was the Sunday version of the The Boston Daily Advertiser, but that stopped publication a decade earlier. So I have no idea really what this is.
Here’s the front page. I guess Lincoln was asleep for this portrait:
An ad for weight loss. I’ll bet this never worked, but at least they let you try it out:
An other scammy product. The only thing these were lucky for were sticking things onto your refrigerator:
To give you an idea on these prices, $10 in 1931 is roughly $155 in 2017. So really, these prices aren’t too different now:
One of the most poorly-conceived company names:
I think “rupturing” is an old term, relating to a woman’s monthly friend. I Googled around for but I didn’t feel like going too deep:
“Piles” is a polite term for “hemorrhoids.” God help you if you maneuvered that twisty thing up there:
An illustration that accompanied a short story. It’s a great picture, de-contextualized:
Microfiction existed back then: