Sunday, March 21, 2010

Consumerism: 1661

What sort of toiletries would a person in 1661 be interested in?

A range of hair dyes:
To make your Hair yellow.

To make your Hair red.

To dye Hair black.
pimple cream:
For a red face full of pimples.
tooth whitener:
A powder to keep the teeth white.
Against the ill smell of the arm pits.
skin lighteners:
That the skin may be exceeding white.
and self tanners:
A water to make the face black.
--From Eighteen books of the secrets of art and nature--

But I thought it was only advertising that made people want these things!

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