Here are two ads for Fat-Ten-U foods from around the 1890's. Back then if you were skinny then you were "sick" and there was no McDonald's so in order to be attractive one had to get "plump and rosy" by taking some Fat-Ten-U.
I am VERY interesting in finding originals of these ads, if you happen to have or know where I can get them please let me know.
Hmmmmm.... I wonder what would happen if this trend were to return....