Vintage Advertising, especially old magazine ads, are a reminder that as the years pass people change as a community. Some vintage ads that were acceptable in the past wouldn’t be tolerated today and yet other vintage advertising is simply quite funny today because our value system has changed.
Take a look at these 10 vintage marketing efforts, what were they thinking?!
1. Vintage Ad for Disease Prevention
Watch out for women? Yikes! [source: 1vintage1
2. Vintage Ad for Prem – Meat in a can
A reminder that it’s not all real [source: National Home Monthly - July 1947]
3. Vintage Ad from Texaco
Insert your own dirty joke here [Source: Time, March 13, 1972]
4. Vintage Ad for Baby Ruth
Promoting the large amount of sugar, yum! [source: Ohio University]
5. Vintage Hotel Ads
Have you enjoyed a warm fuzzy viking today? [source: Toronto Life, Dec 1984]
6. Vintage Ad for Salt
My doc says sodium is teh devil. [source: Family Circle, Dec 1967]
7. Vintage Smoking Clothes Ad
Mad Ninja Smoking Skills, lady! [source: Toronto Life, Sept 1969]
8. Vintage Ad Promoting Cig Sexiness
Probably, so that she can hit you again! [source: 1vintage1]
9. Vintage Shaving Ad
Just what every kid needs, Bizarre!
10. Vintage Ad For Tape Worms?!
Eating sanitized tapeworms to stay skinny, wth?! [source: 1vintage1]