I just had to show you this - another odd little item of ephemera I salvaged from my late aunt and uncle's house when clearing it last year. How could I not take it home?! Inside it contains all the things you ever need to know, from a 'Cure For Drunkenness'
to how to make 'Curling Fluid For Hair'
and how 'To Cure Birds' Skins' (why?)
Even better, though, are the adverts for other booklets by the same publisher - I would have them all if I could - I'm particularly intrigued by 'Should A Woman Tell?' in which Rev. A J Waldron discusses 'Heterodox Suggestions' (I think that's just another word for kinky?) and 'The White Slave Trade and Flogging' (surely some kind of code?) Just what is 'The Woman's Question' and what is all this about 'telling'?*
Hopefully you can see/read more clearly if you want to by zooming in on this page or clicking on pics to view.
It's all delightfully tacky - I'd love to know how old it is but could find no reference to its issue date.
* UPDATE - I've discovered that 'Should A Woman Tell?' was a controversial play about the 'domestic morality problem' from the early 1900s - an advertising poster's strapline for it reads 'Should a man demand from woman that which he refuses to give?' So I'm still intrigued!