Johnson Smith & Company

Here's Johnson Smith & Company's latest Catalogue of "goodies," from the turn of the last century. Middlespace Cadet, HSHS, sent the original source scans from an inherited family collection.
"Found in a box of the great-grandparents' books: Our Latest Catalog of Surprising Novelties, Puzzles, Tricks, Joke Goods, Useful Articles, Etc. - Johnson Smith and Company, Chicago, est. date 1900-1908 - within a box of Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, cookbooks, and other publications of the day."

Here's my question for the assembled: Since this stuff was the height of funny, interesting, and relevant a hundred years ago, how much of it still stands up? I know there will be PC concerns with some of the words and, by association with said words, some concerns with the attitudes. But stick with me and do the time machine thing. This is great-great grandparent territory.

What's still funny, interesting, or relevant? Remember, no frontin'!

[clicky below for biggie, OF COARSE (sic) DOYE™]