Half of the fun of reading the old newspapers are the ads and the style of writing the editors would employ in the paper. Makes for some highly enteratining reading. I am going to try and include more of that in the blog. I also love the ads for the various medicinal items.
For example, here is an ad for a product to help with constipation, Cascarets – apparently, they could “educate your bowels”
I was able to find a picture of a tin of Cascarets from an online collectibles store. You can even find these on eBay!
Pretty. But, do they really cure constipation forever? Somehow, I doubt it.