Saturday, January 22, 2011

Delineator Magazine - 1888 Fashion and Tombstone Cleaner!

This is a wonderful issue of the Delineator from November 1888, published by Butterick Publishing Company. We're going to see some amazing fashions, but first let's look at my favorite ad. Sapolio cures your ignorance and lessens how many maids you need to clean your house. But the first usage listed is "To clean tombstones". Good to know.


  1. To clean tombstones! Oh my! That's so funny...

    Can't wait to see some of the fashions inside!

  2. What a useful product! I thought it was a rather strange name to choose, but I did a google news archive search and discovered that polio wasn't called polio back then. So I guess at the time the name just suggested soap, rather than disease.

  3. Really funny and beautiful ad.

    Sapolio still exists as a brand