These vintage ads for weight-gaining products are awesome. I just had to share.
I especially like this one, because the woman in the photo is actually a woman most people would call "big" or "fat" or "obese" today.
Just goes to show that skinny wasn't always considered beautiful.
And just as another example of this, before I go, here's a lovely picture of Lillian Russell, famous stage actress and singer of the turn of the last century. This is the only picture I could find of her without a corset, and that clearly shows her lovely curves. Apparently, she weighed over 200 pounds (not that that should matter).