Lorings Fat -Ten - U and Corpula Foods Advertising Art Print
A Museum Quality print of the Lorings Fat - Ten - U and Corpula Foods advertisement for sale by Brandywine General Store. It is hard to believe today, but this ad actually was promoting a medicine that would make you fat instead of something for weight reduction. A century and a half ago people did not have the money to buy all kinds of food that we have today, plus the work was a lot more physical back in that time. Due to all of this the poor people were usually skinny, while the more affluent were usually heavier, so it was better to be a little plump than to be rail thin as this was usually a sign of being poor. Of course there were sometimes exceptions to this rule. This ad portrays a young woman showing us a box of Fat - Ten - U and a box of Lorings Corpula, a fat producing food. She is telling us to keep quiet because she doesn't want anyone to know her secret of being on the plump side. Picture #67 an archival premium advertising print by Brandywine General Store.