"Though selling urgent solutions to imaginary needs is as old as snake oil, it reached a high pitch of hysteria in the late ’40s and ’50s," says the introduction to an article by Steven Heller in the current issue of PRINT magazine.
This week, let's take a look at some of the ads that "equated benign conditions like B.O. and halitosis with moral and social crime."
The editors of PRINT contacted me about providing some imagery for Heller's article, so I especially wanted to make sure to bring this issue to your attention. Be sure to look for it on the magazine stands or find out how to subscribe at this link.
And if you'd like to see today's images at full size, go to my new You Stink! Flickr set.