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Evansville Press, Indiana, March 10, 1909

The Caledonian-Record,

St Johnsbury, Vermont, May 8, 1922

When I was trying to compile a list of dates the court plaster beauty marks came back into fashion I stumbled across this patent from 1915:

The object of the present invention is to improve beauty marks of the character referred to so as to produce a novel effect and more likely attract observers, the novel feature being the application to the courtplaster of a sparkling stone which is somewhat smaller than the court-plaster so that the marginal portion of the latter-will form a border around the stone. The stone is applied to the court-plaster by any suitable adhesive, and the court-plaster is itself applied to the skin by moistening the adhesive of the court-plaster. To insure a firm cementing of the stone to the court-plaster the bottom of the stone is flat so as to have a large area of contact.

Rhinestones in your beauty marks!

This patent has been referenced as recently as 2014, for things like this one (2010) for products, like eyelid decorations:

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Here’s the 1915 patent in Popular Mechanics, November 1915

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The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania, December 21, 1902

The St Louis Republic, Missouri, February 8, 1903

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