Blast From the Past — 1898

A former co-worker of mine on the Golden Gate Bridge started a blog after he retired and named it, “A Mouth Full of Bridgework”. He died a few years ago and I always think about him when I see ads and articles about Dentistry.

RIP, Dave. You were always a class act.

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Source: San Francisco Call Newspaper, September 17, 1898 via California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside


  8 comments for “Blast From the Past — 1898

  1. August 2, 2019 at 4:07 PM

    And where in the world did you find these wonderful ads? Given as I am to having been born before fluoride was in water _ (ours was pumped from the sixty foot deep well my grandfather dug, by hand, and faced with stones in the 1800s) – I’m inclined to appreciate the inventiveness of these old dentists. Thanks, Allan!

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  2. August 2, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    These ads are fascinating, Allan. Loved seeing all the SF street names–and the dentistry terms and offerings, also fascinating. Appreciated knowing the date. Cheers.

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    • August 2, 2019 at 2:58 PM

      Is it safe, yet?—ooops, wrong dentist. Thanks for stopping by, Jet. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the post. I am having a fabulous time tip-toeing through the old newspapers. I might have missed a calling as a historian.

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  3. August 2, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    At those prices it would pay me to fly over for treatment!

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