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Rural Iowa Outhouse from the 1930s

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Before the Joads discovered the luxury of the washroom, what they left behind in their fields in Oklahoma looked more like this. This is what they…

Palmolive Soap Ad, Listerine mouthwash Ad, and Gillette Razor Ad from the 1930s

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The emergence of the washroom meant the opportunity to bring out all sorts of products to sell to proud washroom owners. Things like soap for washing,…