In my research lately I've had to comb through a lot of old newspapers--and have found some interesting news clips and ads. Seems like a shame that no one else got to see them...hence, this blog.
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So apparently it was preferable back in the day to put some meat on your bones. This was from the Daily True American and was an ad for an elixir that would "put some flesh on you", and was not for fat people. Just skinny people.