Sociological Images points to an 1898 (or 1893?) ad that demonstrates, shall we say, changing cultural norms regarding body size. We could have a fascinating discussion about this, but mostly I was struck by the way this perfectly illustrates what a lot of people erroneously think FA is all about.
Also notable: the evolving connotations of the word “tasteless.”
Attention new readers: we do not actually advocate feeding your children fattening tonic. We just think you should lay off the dieting and be nice to fat people for a change.