Media in the Twenties

Media in the Twenties


The 19 twenties noticed the beginning of a few of our maximum precious traditions — like over the counter medication, radio and billboard promoting. Here is one of the burlesque songs sung to me via my mom which typifies the preferred angle towards the subjects of the day.

The Billboard Track

As I used to be strolling down the road, a billboard met my eye.

The commercials written there would make one snicker and cry.

The wind and the rain got here down that night time,

Washed part that board away.

The opposite part last there would make that billboard say:

Smoke a (A widely recognized comfortable drink), Tomato catsup cigarettes,

See Lillian Russell Strive against with a field of Cascarets.;

Heinz Red meat and Beans will meet once more in a end battle

And Silent Joe will talk about Sapolio this night.

Get Bromo for the horses, it’s the most efficient on the town.

Castoria kills the measles simply pay 5 bucks down.

Tooth are got rid of with out a ache, price however part a dime

And overcoats are promoting out slightly at a time.

In 1926 cigarettes had been a brand new fashionable vice, even for ladies, and (A widely recognized comfortable drink) in reality had some cocaine in it. Part the inhabitants considered tomatoes as a toxic fruit, despite the fact that catsup won in recognition.

Smartly endowed Lillian Russell offered a titillating determine as a wrestler and particularly with a field of laxatives.. Boxing within the twenties nonetheless featured naked knuckles preventing finishing when one fighter remained inclined.

Radio performed new section in house leisure with little tune however a lot speech making via politicians however I doubt in the event that they spoke about Sapolio Cleaning soap. Closely marketed Bromo-seltzer was once used most commonly as a hangover treatment however no longer for the horses which nonetheless plied the streets. Without a antibiotics invented, Castoria acted as a treatment for many inner ills. Measles seemed at the scene, killing one in ten sufferers and not using a treatment in sight.

5 bucks down was once regarded as a nasty approach to over spend however was once liked via the trade group. Giggling gasoline was once so fashionable that dentists may overcharge at will, therefore the sarcasm. No person may come up with the money for to shop for a lot of the rest, no longer even an overcoat and gross exaggerations of the shortness of provide belied the truth of exhausting occasions.

I Did not Know

We met within the springtime, you melted my center,

The affection that you just planted was once robust from the beginning.

We blossomed in summer season, you made my lifestyles wealthy,

The times with out quantity, the flame of affection lit.

However an angel got here in autumn and positioned you of their care.

The leaves fell as you stuck them

Matching gold lighting fixtures to your hair.

I cry your identify when mem’ries come ‘spherical,

As autumn’s first leaf drifts to the bottom.


I did not know the way a lot I liked you

Till you went away.

I did not say “I like you” till that ultimate day.

The tune that was once you I most effective spotted when it stopped.

I did not take some time to mention I cared for you numerous.

My love of lifestyles went with you – too past due for me to mention

I did not know the way a lot I liked you

Till the day you went away.