Oddity of the Week: 1914 Christmas Cheesecake

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Christmas is coming. What's hanging on your tree?

1914 Christmas Cheesecake

A Puck Christmas cover from 1914

What's this? A jolly musical elf?

Well, for 1914, it was a bit racy. Note the scandalously short bloomers on the fetching Christmas ornament. Exploitation, we call it.

Puck was a humour magazine. You know humour magazines: they think they're funny. Rather like Punch. We defy you to laugh as hard at Punch as those people did back then. Oh, well. Someday, your grandchildren will set you straight about 'Saturday Night Live'1.

In the meantime, enjoy this blast from the weird past.

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

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1Though we've recently discovered the Youtube phenomenon called 'Sinnlos im Weltraum', and we're still chuckling.

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