Like it or not, advertising has long been a powerful force in shaping and depicting our changing moods and social values – for better or for worse. Print advertisements of the late 19th, through the mid-20th century, were notorious for being sexist, racist, and advocating plenty of unhealthy advice. All reasons why collectors flock to antique and vintage ads. Let’s revel in our former ignorance shall we?

 

Burp The Baby… Then Handover The Insulin.

Burp The Baby!

Baby Wrap.

Baby-Wrap-DuPont

Smooth As A Baby’s Face.

Shave-Baby

Honey Boo Boo Approved Tonic.

Make-Children-Fat

Toothache? Have Some Cocaine!

Cocaine-Tooth-Drops

Not Sure What To Say About This One…

Pears-Soap

Ho. Ho. (cough, cough, cough) Ho!

Smokin-Santa

Beer. It’s What’s For Dinner.

Dont-Worry-Didnt-Burn-Beer

Have You Been Cleaning? Because You Look Fabulous!

Harder-Wife-Works-Cuter-She-Looks

Excuse me? Run That Question By Me One More Time.

Kill-A-Woman

There’s Nothing Worse Than Stale Coffee. Nothing.

If-Your-Husband-Ever-Finds-Out-Chase

Want to search for more vintage ads? Check out: http://www.vintageadbrowser.com

 

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