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Where to buy a skeleton in 1916

August 25, 2008

If you needed bones or perhaps an entire skeleton, Gustave Noque was your man. This ad for his “osteological preparations” store on East 26th Street appeared in the back of Long Island City’s Bryant High School yearbook in 1916, amid more tepid advertisements for ice cream parlors and produce stands.

It’s a little jarring, especially in a nice little yearbook, but future medical students have to learn anatomy somehow.