1915 Anti-Smoking Ad

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  1. vomitrocity says:

    I wonder if the girl in the photo is posing proudly, or thinking "Oh honey, take a photo if me in front of the crazy people's sign!" I know, I'm sure it's the former, but it's fun to think otherwise. X)

    • gfish says:

      I dunno, she had short hair in 1915. Not a flapper, but a pre-flapper. I think it's entirely possible this picture was meant ironically.

    • andr00 says:

      Looking at the biggest version, she appears to be holding a pack in one hand and a cigarette in the other, which tips the scales toward the latter.

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  4. morbid_curious says:

    I think I shall have to say "Cut it out, you fool!" next time I see someone smoking where they shouldn't.

  5. ronaldscott says:

    The guy who signed the thing was W.G. Voliva, a basically insane person who was the head of the church that completely owned the entire city. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_Glenn_Voliva. Fun read and puts that sign into perspective.

    • jkonrath says:

      How come before I even clicked on that link, I knew this guy had to be from Indiana?

  6. Mike Akers says:

    So when is one of these going up in DNA Lounge?