Long before Amazon, there was Sears and Roebuck. If you lived anywhere the postal service delivered to, you could order everything from farm tools to lingerie to opium. The opium has since been dropped from the catalog. Mental_floss has a look at some of the more bizarre items you could have ordered in 1902. Shown here are the magical Arsenic Complexion Wafers that would improve “even the coarsest and most repulsive skin and complexion." I first thought it was a bar of soap, but its likely that these were sold to be ingested. Link
Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt - Win a Tokyoflash Watch of Your Choice!
Going on right now: Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #26. Win a Tokyoflash watch and neat stuff from the NeatoShop. It's fun and easy to play: Link