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World’s greatest curiosity!

World’s greatest curiosity! A woman with 3 legs and 2 bodies! An 1878 poster.

There are two right legs. I don’t know if that’s significant. But I am having a difficult time seeing the second body. I guess one just had to go see this curiosity in person at 251 Rue S.-Honore…

Parlor games on the verge of impropriety (1853)

These images of parlor games from a 1853 book provide adequate proof of repressed sexuality. Complete with inappropriate touching, provocative poses, sensual symbolism and all manners of frivolity. Astonishingly, the book’s subtitle states that it comprises “explanations of the most approved games for the social circle.” One fears to imagine what less approved games existed, especially outside of the social circle.

The Princess Bust Developer and Bust Cream or Food (1897 Sears Roebuck Catalogue)


A New Scientific Help to Nature. Combined with the use of the bust cream or food, forms a full, firm, well developed bust. It is designed to build up and fill out shrunken and undeveloped tissues, form a rounded, plump, perfectly developed bust, producing a beautiful figure.

If nature has not favored you with that greatest charm, a symmetrically rounded bosom, full and perfect, send for the Princess Bust Developer and you will be pleased over the result in a few weeks use. The Princess Developer will produce the desired result in nearly every case.