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Breastypes! What’s Yours? A Ridiculous 1940’s Pocket Comic Book that Labeled Different Shapes and Sizes of Woman’s Breast

A flimsy wisp of gossamer Sheltering shapes we hold so dear Behold the truth and shed no tear

These are the facts ’neath the Brassiere…

These ridiculous and sexist photos were taken from a 1940s comic book that labeled different shapes and sizes of women’s breasts. They gave hilarious and offensive names to the breasts according to their shapes and sizes such as Heavy Artillery, Spaniel Ears, full moon, bee stings, and many more. Also taking aim at various female types.

Like it or abhor it, this is a genuine relic of mid-20th century burlesque-like culture, and we suspect in fact that this might have been a souvenir from a sleazy theater showcasing ecdysiastic cheesecake and ribald comedians.

#1 Front cover of the book

Front cover of the book

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#2 Breast types! Whats yours?

Breast types! Whats yours?

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#3 Heavy Artillery or Spaniel Ears

Heavy Artillery or Spaniel Ears

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#4 Falsies or Under Chinners

Falsies or Under Chinners

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#5 Smorgasbord or Bee Stings

Smorgasbord or Bee Stings

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#6 Ukuleles Full Moons

Ukuleles Full Moons

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#7 Hot water bottles or Sweet Potatoes

Hot water bottles or Sweet Potatoes

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#8 Water wings or High Buttons

Water wings or High Buttons

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#9 Sunnyside up or Cranberries

Sunnyside up or Cranberries

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#10 Pumpernickel or Cup cakes

Pumpernickel or Cup cakes

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#11 Rock in Sock or 120 Watts (60 each)

Rock in Sock or 120 Watts (60 each)

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#12 Rock in Sock or 120 Watts (60 each)

Rock in Sock or 120 Watts (60 each)

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#13 Back cover of the book

Back cover of the book

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Written by Orla Morris

Full-time dress and costume designer, Half Persian half Italian. I still don’t know how to write, but i'm writing and you are reading :)

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