Naughty Peek-a-Boo Candy Box

November 15, 2010 at 9:33 am Leave a comment

I’ve always looked at those fancy candy boxes with their lucious chocolates and bon bons and imagined plump ladies lounging on their divans.

So I nearly fainted when I saw this 1926 ad for a different kind of candy box:

The Four Queens: pull the ribbon, and a different “queen” appears. In full length view. In the, ahem, nude.

Clearly this box is not something you’re going to take home to the missus. This is more something for the office, a little hoo-ha with the boys in the executive suite.

Men were eating candy like crazy in the 1920s and 1930s, and from the looks of this box, they didn’t mind mixing their pleasures. Feminist red flag alert: Mouth candy, eye candy, evidently they’re not so far apart.

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