Some of the ads we found in Overland Magazine and Harpers are truly interesting because you can see the roots of modern ads in them. What works as well as what doesn't. This one seems to protest too much--every housekeeper already realizes that scrubbing is scrubbing, no matter what soap ya use.
In the piano ad, all I see is "MOUSE PROOF PEDAL". How long before they stopped using that line?
And The Best Toy Out was real stones? Wow. But the pastor of a Methodist Episcopal Church endorsed it, so how bad could they be, right?
The words GOOD SENSE and CORSET don't go together in my mind, but maybe they did in 1889. Anyway, a 'good tight corset' might have created cleavage...so you wouldn't need