This weekend I was flipping through our binder of collected recipes and came across a bunch that my wife had clipped from a magazine in what looked to be the early ’90s. She didn’t remember what magazine they were from but suspected Cosmopolitan. Did it used to use a small image of a cat’s face for an end bug after the articles? Anyone know?

While I found the Asparagus Guacamole recipe to be uninteresting, the flip side of the article was a much funnier curiosity. I scanned in the advertisements, spread across two full pages, just so you could see for yourself what the recent past looked like in women’s mags. I wonder which catalog was the best seller…

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Christopher Null is a veteran technology journalist and the owner of Null Media, a custom blogging company.