Birmingham Archives in the UK is tweeting unusual liner ads from old local newspapers.

The Birmingham Archives and Heritage Service in the UK has set up a great Twitter feed that republishes old advertisements from their collections. @AdsofYore tweets copy that was used to advertise genuine products and services in local newspapers years ago. They are often unusual and very funny, some examples are:

How to get fat – Home treatment which works wonders in making scraggy, undeveloped men and women plump and attractive.

Craven ‘A' cork tipped Virginia. The only cigarette with a cork tip. The shield that guards you against impurities.

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