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100 Years Ago This Week: Advertisements from December 9, 1916

Published: December 8, 2016

Some things haven’t changed in 100 years – in 1916, people still eagerly shopped for presents. What they shopped for, however, has changed a lot! Go back in time with these ads from the December 1916 issue of the Post.

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  • That ‘Sunkist’ lemon pie looks great, but I’ll take 1/4 of this slice. What a wonderful surprise this feature is. The Perfection Smokeless Oil Heater ad is incredible. It still sounds great now!

    The Kissel, National, Cole 8 and Detroit Electric were auto makes I wasn’t familiar with before, unfortunately. The latter two are my favorites. The ad copy on the Detroit Electric is REALLY fascinating and impressive. It’s more advanced for 1917 than 2017 cars are for now; seriously!

    The fountain pen ads are great too. Now I want one for Christmas. Liked the ad copy for Prince Albert, but the product not so much.

    The Cord tires by Goodyear for fuel efficiency is pretty great, and so is the Ansco small and light camera! Were they ahead of their times? Obviously not.