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Guide to the Olive Company publicity and order form for the National Bust Developer, 1915-1920 and undated

Summary

The Olive Company was based in Clarinda, Ia. Collection comprises printed material supporting the purchase of the National Bust Developer, a vacuum appliance. Includes an advertising pamphlet (15 pgs.) for "perfect bust development," an order blank, and a sheet of endorsements. The advertising pamphlet explains flat-chestedness as follows: "In the natural order of things, maternity would have occurred early enough to prevent the loss of the busts. The development of the busts is greatly dependent upon the maternal instincts. The tendency of the day is to postpone marriage much beyond the age demanded by Nature. Hence it is that there are a multitude of women who are well developed in all other respects, but find to their chagrin that the busts are gradually disappearing." (p. 6)

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00971
Title
Olive Company publicity and order form for the National Bust Developer
Date
1915-1920 and undated
Creator
Olive Company
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises printed material supporting the purchase of the National Bust Developer, a vacuum appliance. Includes an advertising pamphlet (15 pgs.) for "perfect bust development," an order blank, and a sheet of endorsements. The advertising pamphlet explains flat-chestedness as follows: "In the natural order of things, maternity would have occurred early enough to prevent the loss of the busts. The development of the busts is greatly dependent upon the maternal instincts. The tendency of the day is to postpone marriage much beyond the age demanded by Nature. Hence it is that there are a multitude of women who are well developed in all other respects, but find to their chagrin that the busts are gradually disappearing." (p. 6)

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[Identification of item], in the Olive Company publicity and order form for the National Bust Developer, 1915-1920 and undated, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Historical Note

The Olive Company was based in Clarinda, Ia.


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Provenance

Purchase, 2009

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, June 2010

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, June 2010

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2009-0083