The Doctor said “BACON” – and plenty of it! -1906

vintage bacon ad from 1906

Armour Bacon ad from 1906

I found this ad from the August 1906 issue of Good Housekeeping pretty amusing. Our culture today may have a love affair with bacon, but it’s nothing compared to the doctor in this vintage Armour bacon and ham advertisement!

“Give her Bacon!
And plenty of it!”
said the Doctor.
“-A fine food for delicate children who need fat and up-building.”
“Easily Digested?”
“Yes, assuredly!
Most easily of all fat foods!
Why? Because Bacon-fat is in Granular form.”

“It can be eaten with impunity by persons to whom other forms of fat are intolerable.”
Great for Diabetics!
Almost a Specific for people predisposed to Phthisis (Lung Trouble).
Produces strength, energy, vitality.
Not even a confirmed Dyspeptic need hesitate to eat plenty of Bacon…”

There’s a lot more to the add, too, so be sure to click on the illustration above and read it all.

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  • Jeremy October 26, 2014, 10:44 pm

    Hi. Love your post of this old Armour advertisement. I just used this photo in a blog post about the medical aspect of the early Chicago meat packing industry. I made sure to link back to your site. Thanks!

    • VintageAdmin October 26, 2014, 10:56 pm

      Thanks, Jeremy. I’m glad you were able to use the ad, it is a great one. I’m on my way to check out your post right now, it sounds very interesting!

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