This is Max Factor's "Beauty Micrometer" Machine, which in 1932 was used by Hollywood make-up artists to pinpoint where "facial corrections" needed to be made. It used screws and extremely precise measurements to determine how far from the "ideal measurements" a face was.
This is a boob washing machine.This is a boob x-ray massager that has brought the death of a thousand women.
This washes your boobs.
I do not have an explanation as to why you would want to wash your boobs and not your entire body, but I guess people were more busy in the early 1900's? Here is the original advertisement, if you can read French.
The Ice Queen, a face mask made of frozen lake water and dubious, now illegal, herbs.Hangover Heaven, a face mask of ice cubes meant to tone and prep the skin to be on film.
This is from a horror movie.This is for your face.
This is the Rejuvenique Face Mask, which you can buy for a mere $179.98 on Amazon.
It has pretty good reviews!
Clearly.No, this is for beauty.
This lowered atmospheric pressure around your head to simulate alpine conditions, for you to best achieve your "natural beauty".
Someone getting their legs squished to death.Someone getting their legs massaged.
This is a leg slenderizing machine, a 40's weight loss treatment popular in salons.
Yeah, in my Pinterest-perfect outdoor dreams.I'm more of a shower person.
"Sitting in the tub" was also a method of torture once upon a time.
"Known as the punishment of ‘sitting in the tub,’ the convicted person would be placed in a wooden tub with only their head sticking out. The executioner would then paint their faces with milk and honey and let flies feast on them alive. The victim was fed regularly and after a few days they'd end up swimming in their own feces while bugs slowly ate them to death." Cheerful.
This is for pain.This is for male pain.
This is for dudes.
Even dudes want to be pretty sometimes.
Surprisingly? Yes.It gives you cancer.
The American Medical Association took the creator to task and said prolonged use could actually cause cancer.
Though there's no online evidence of a patent or the AMA rebuke on the internet that is reputable, so this may just be a very bizarre joke. Besides that, the sentiment is still alive today. You can buy a plastic version of this on Amazon, which claims to "up the bra cheek line," for $30.
To seek revenge on the people who have wronged you, via their painful demise.To make women appear more attractive.
Kind of a trick question -- it did both. Another name for it: devil's herb. That isn't morbid at all!
Women used it as eyedrops to dilate the pupils to appear more attractive. It also kills you, which is, you know, pretty serious or whatever.
I recall seeing this during my last visit to the Museum of Torture, for sure.This is for wrinkles!
This is a facial contouring mask meant for wrinkles.
To make matters worse, the elastic collar was tied corset-style around the throat. Have fun trying to get that off yourself.
"A series of magnets scientifically arranged form minute batteries, recharging the blood with magnetism.""A series of iron spikes are gradually applied into this iron corset to provide maximum pain to the unfortunate victim wearing it."
The magnet one. Yeah, I know.
Even though it looks suspicious, using baking soda as part of your skincare regimen isn't going to make you seriously sick.
Some kind of gender-conforming weight for exercising, which is considered to some a form of torture.A boob roller.
This is used to stimulate breast growth and firmness.