I was searching for the prices of shoes in Hawai‘i in 1900 during a meeting at work. (Yes, the search was related to the topic of the meeting…I wasn’t just fooling around.)
I found the following:
75¢ for Fat Baby shoes is amusing. But I was quite pleased by the line above that. Totally random and ironic at the same time. I’m sure I had a big grin on my face.
The original copy of the ad can be found here: The Maui News (December 22, 1900 issue)