Hey, everyone - I’ve always had a soft spot for vintage magazines, especially women’s magazines from the late 1800s through about the 1950s.
They are like holding a time machine (even though the view is often quite distorted depending on the goals of the magazine).
I’m also into nutrition and fitness. So, naturally, vintage weight loss advice and advertisements are especially intriguing. I thought some of you
might get a kick out some of these ads too.
These ads span almost 100 years (mid 19th to mid 20th century) and are in no particular order:
Oh yes, she knows it. That painful corset isn't fooling anyone.
Fat women are not attractive on the beach... Brutal.
You could eat less, or you can keep overeating and also host a life-sucking parasite. (At least the tapeworm is "sanitized"...?)
Slim figures though rubber garments! (And a fetish was born...)
She may have emphysema and stage 4 lung cancer, but she has a lovely figure.
More garments to allow you to spot-reduce by sweating out your unsightly fat.
Fat People... tsk.
Forget about the fat...the bigger issue appears to be that their bodies are melded together. The more I look at that illustration, the less sense it
"Fat is not Good Flesh"... more harsh "telling it like it is" that would never be tolerated today.
Fat On! Fat Off! Fat On, Fat Off... the Fatter.
Old school before and after. It was a lot easier to fake these when they were just drawings.
Be slim AND paranoid.
Hey, FAT MEN (you aren't off the hook)
Hope you enjoyed!
edit on 3-7-2017 by VegHead because: typo... fat fingers.