This is an ad from a 1913 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Maybe you've seen it- this is something I've scanned myself, but it may be floating around on the internet somewhere else. I nearly choked on my bagel when I first laid eyes on this. It is just so wrong on so many different levels.
"Papa says it won't hurt us" is actually written on the kid's shirt. Are you kidding me? She's playing with her little doll and a loaded revolver in bed. A revolver that it specifically says will "shoot straight and kill". What's the matter, they didn't have any razors or broken glass for her to play with?
I understand they were more comfortable with firearms back then, but did they let toddlers play with handguns? Good Lord.