JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
(I should point out an earlier post on this blog on radium suppositories and toothpaste, here.)
These images come from one page of advertisements for issue 3991 of the Illustrirte Zeitung (Leipzig), for 1920. The page itself is about 15x10 inches, and is covered with a dozen or so ads, most of them pretty small. There's a lot of design going on in those small places, and a lot of it seems pretty "heavy" to me--that in spite of their size, they have a certain weight to them. Perhaps its the big thick lines, or the very free use of deep black, or the obese typeface. I'm not sure. But I like them.
The ad above is for the mystery product "Radium Cakes" that seems to be a quack something-or-other produced by Radium-Cakes-Werke of Berlin, and was recommended for hte sick and convalescent, and highly approved by doctors, pharmacists and chemists. I don't have any idea if there was radium being ingested or not--and this 22 years after Mme. Curie discovered it. The colors seem right, though...
Ich bin Rafiert!
An interesting and tiny (less than one inch tall in the original) illustration for an electrical vacuum "Waku", sold from Chenmitz.