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.”
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.