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10:51am on Monday, 12th September, 2016:

Guns and Printers


These are two adjacent advertisements from Peterson's Ladies National Magazine volume LV, April 1869.

That's the first two amendments of the United States constitution, right there.

Quite why these advertisements would use language targeting men and boys in a magazine specifically for ladies isn't clear; perhaps the products are intended to be bought as presents.

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