Welcome to our blog! We'll be posting all sorts of interesting ads to our blog. Many of these advertisements are highly controversial due to the time-period they were created in. We're sharing these ads because we find them to have historical interest... not because we promote their messages! Please join in the conversation and comment on our blog posts, we'd love to hear your thoughts and insights!
- Buy a Boomerang from Lands' End?
- Samsonite Luggage in Space?
- Aren't you Glad We have Clean Flour?
- D-Daddy get the Texcel Tape!
- Bacardi Mixes With Everything Except Driving
- What's Lurking in the Ladies' Room?
- Would you Challenge an Uzi?
- American Medical Association - Who Runs America?
- Millions of Women Have Quit Working on Washday!
- Monsanto DDT vs. Natural Insect Control
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I love the graphics on this one! Although, I wonder if all that luggage weighs less in space...
1983 Samsonite Silhouette Ad - George I. Parrish Jr.
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Now here's something we take for granted... clean flour! Amazing how different the world was 100 years ago!
1914 Gold Medal Flour Ad - Clean Mills
Posted by Administrator on 5/14/2014 to Interesting Ads
This vintage ad really targets your emotions! Sure... you don't see paper dolls around much anymore... but anyone can relate to the disappointment of a child! Who wouldn't go get the tape?
1950 Texcel Tape Ad - D-Daddy Get the Texcel Tape!
Posted by Administrator on 5/7/2014 to Interesting Ads
Gotta admit... this ad's pretty well done! Great graphics and a clear message!
1983 Bacardi Rum Ad - Mixes With Everything
Posted by Administrator on 4/30/2014 to Interesting Ads
Here's an ad that was taking advantage of the STD scares of the 80's. We know now there's not much chance you'd actually catch Herpes from a toilet seat!
1983 SaniSafe Disinfectant Ad - Lurking in Ladies' Room
Posted by Administrator on 4/23/2014 to Interesting Ads
Hmmm... not sure I'd be challenging anyone holding an Uzi!
1983 Uzi Model B 9mm Semi-Automatic Carbine Ad
Posted by Administrator on 4/16/2014 to Interesting Ads
Here's a really interesting vintage ad, that relates to our current health care debate! Published by the American Medical Association, this ad discusses compulsory health insurance and urges grass roots movement against government involvement. After 60+ years... does any of this still sound familiar?
1950 American Medical Association Ad, Who Runs America?
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Men like healthy women... who knew?
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I thought they usually tried to keep guns out of banks...1981 Bank of Boulder Weatherby Mark V Rifle Ad
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This sexist ad probably didn't get a second glance when it was printed...1970 General Mills Total Cereal Ad - Keep up With House
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How well do you think this worked? Put on pants, hook to vacuum cleaner, and lose weight... I'm a bit skeptical.
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Check out the bottom right... you can get an attachment to wash dishes in your laundry machine! Something about that just doesn't seem right!
Posted by Administrator on 10/16/2013 to Interesting Ads
Yep... the idea men get from this is to think of ways to use rubber... uhhmmm...
1948 B.F. Goodrich Hycar American Rubber Ad - Lipstick