Not by Bread Alone: America's Culinary Heritage

Beauty Secrets Revealed
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Having won a $10,000 beauty contest sponsored by the Chicago Daily Tribune, Della Carson divulges her beauty secrets in this pamphlet, presenting herself as an image of the buxom ideal that prevailed at the turn of the 20th century. She advertises her beauty treatments with glowing testimonials from customers, her own story of struggle, and the warning that "Declining beauty causes divorce."

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Della Carson. Della Carson's Message of Beauty to Women. Chicago, ca. 1908.
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