Horror på norsk

Spooky adverts and other ghoulish delights

All images courtesy of Håvard Mossige

“THE TUNE OF THE DEVIL”

Hardanger fiddle strings

The world’s best. Strong.

Purity of tone guaranteed.

(Valdres, 1919)

A gray witch’s boat found.

Øverland, Nylund St. 12.

(1ste Mai, 1923)

Skeleton

wanted to buy. Classified ad. “ASAP 1717” in reply. 

(Aftenposten, 1916)

Seamstress of heads

position available at A. Gullaksen.

(Bergens Tidende, 1924)

4 young people wanted for dinner.  

Inquire at Zetlitz St. 1, 1st fl. to right

(Aftenposten, 1918)

Weight loss (electric chair)

— Whole body or targeted areas — pleasant, fast-acting

Sanigo’s electro-medical institute.

Raadhus St. 23, II, 3 m. from Anthnæum

(Aftenposten, 1924)

GET TO KNOW YOURSELF

The hygienic exhibit in Grünerhagen

Corner of Foss Rd. and Grüner St.   Daily

From 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.

(Arbeiderbladet, 1933)

WINTER IS ALMOST HERE

Have some very cute and affordable 

Mink hats for sale. Can also make fur 

hats using the customer’s own skin.

Tel. 26 76 52

(Bergens Tidende, 1972)

This article originally appeared in the Oct. 22, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American.

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