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35 Bizarre (and offensive) Vintage Ads

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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 07:55 PM
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I came across these ads & I thought I would share these. It's interesting to see how things were 50-60ish years ago. Here are some I thought I would share on here for those you can't view the link because they are at work or on their phone.









Yes there have been some advances since these ads came out but there is still a lot of progress that needs to happen. Sure Woman's rights have improved but there is still a way to go, same with health care, beauty image (for both sexes), and the overall lying in ads.

I hope you folks enjoy these old ads.
35 bizarre (and offensive) Vintage Ads

P.S. Would you rather be alive today or alive back in the 50-60's?
edit on 10 1 2014 by Sabiduria because: forgot the link




posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 08:02 PM
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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: Sabiduria

Aye, link to the rest of the 35?



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: Sabiduria

The first one for Sega was funny for being simply funny. They you had to go and get all PCish on us.

(sight) I guess I should get used to it, especially if the demos win the next few elections.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: Aliensun

Sorry but I can't ignore the glaring issues in society & these ads reminded me of that. We shouldn't forget the work that still needs to be done in order to make things better, or at least equal.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 08:53 PM
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At least they had a sense of humor and an awareness of the ridiculous.

So much crap PC BS around today you can't laugh without offending some idiot.

It was very simple, if the advert offended you, you didn't buy the product.

It was a much safer era, even the police were safer.

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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:16 PM
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The first one exemplifies the saying "Sex sells". Featured heavily in advertisements for a very long time. As for the second one, they're pulling on the parent's heartstrings. If the child looks safe and secure in bed with the gun parents will see it and think their purchase will help protect their children from possible gun hazards. It's all psychological.

Personally, I'm not offended by many of these. However, I can see how some people would think they're sexist or promoting gun violence. But not this poster. I like them for their retro appeal. Like the original Hotpoint commercials or mint issues of Crime Does Not Pay.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:33 PM
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originally posted by: adjensen






posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 10:43 PM
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originally posted by: Antipathy17
a reply to: Sabiduria

Aye, link to the rest of the 35?


link is in the first post



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:02 PM
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a reply to: research100

I did forget it but I was able to edit it and add it in



posted on Oct, 2 2014 @ 05:46 AM
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a reply to: Sabiduria
You know as shocking as some of those ads are to read, it's quite sad that I shake my head more over some of the modern ads that are criticized over political correctness. Obviously back in the day we were more able to understand that they were slogans, gimmicks, selling tactics, etc. and not to be taken literally. Yeah..we've come a long way, baby...




posted on Oct, 2 2014 @ 09:14 AM
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Funny, I wasn't offended at all.
It was a different time. There was no "truth in advertising" LOL not that there is today.

But this,


That is funny. Wonder if they're still in business LOL

And wow, the studs in the jeans.



posted on Oct, 2 2014 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: AccessDenied

The coc aine toothache one in the beginning surprised me but only because I thought they just used rum on kids not coc aine. Cocaine back then would be a million times safer than you can get now a days. The coc aine was produced by professionals like doctors/scientists so it was pure & could be used for toothaches/medicinal purposes.

Political correctness has gotten out of hand these days. I know there is always a chance of offending someone but it seems like people used not get so offended in the 50's & 60's.



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