Back in the late 1950s and early 1960s there seems to have been a bit of fad, trope, or fetish around visuals of stuffed and mounted human heads in the style of taxidermied big game trophies. You might think this was horribly misogynist (and it surely was) but guys got objectified this way also. What I did not know until today is that the whole uneasy business went so far, you could literally order plastic “Conquest” trophy mounts from the back pages of sleazy magazines. Per the charming sales copy, “one of the nicest qualities is that they don’t talk back!”

three stuffed and mounted girls labeled as sexual conquests

Who knew that the uncanny valley problem was alive and well in the pre-digital age?

This advertisement comes from the September 1959 issue of Guy magazine, and the text reads:

“Stuffed” Girl’s Heads! only $2.98

Blondes, redheads and brunettes for every man to boast of his conquests… the first realistic likeness of the exciting women who play an important part in every man’s life… and one of the nicest qualities is that they don’t talk back! Accurately modelled to three-quarters life size of real gals and molded of skin-textured pliable plastic, these heads are so life-like they almost breathe. Saucy glittering full sensuous mouth and liquid satin complexion combined with radiant hair colors give astonishing realism to these rare and unique Trophies. Blonds, redhead or brunette mounted on a genuine mahogany plaque is complete and ready to hang on the wall for excitement and conversation. Only $2.98 plus 37¢ shipping charges. Full Money Back Guarantee. Specify Blonde, Brunette or Red head. Send Cash, Check, or Money Order, or order C.O.D. from:
Honor House Products Corp.
Dept. MT-22
Lynbrook, New York

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