Advertisements from long, long ago

27 Responses to Advertisements from long, long ago

  1. LOL Totally not politically correct!

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  2. Oh how far down the abyss we have fallen, that such wonderful artwork of days gone by would be considered SO OFFENSIVE by the cancel culture. What fun it would be to show that Van Heusen tie ad to students in a female studies class at a local university!

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  3. Oh my goodness gracious. So many questions. Safe disintegration of radioactive particles? Safe compared to what? Exactly how tiny were women’s hand 60 years ago? How does putting off your evening chores by taking a bath with floating soap make those still-there chores less stressful? Does Little Katie chew her own tobacco? And what humorless, colorless, personality-less ad man was in charge of the Colt Revolver ad campaign?

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  4. Lisa Beth says:

    I did a study in college on subliminal messages in advertising, most often they are sexual and phallic symbols.
    I see several here. Alcoa ad is very sexual…
    Today’s Bluebird may be R rated! But still haha 😀

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  5. The Hinoeuma says:

    I can open a ketchup bottle! LOL!

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  6. I’m wondering how ads of today will look to people who see them in 50 or 100 years. Lots to chuckle about in this batch, BB!

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  7. In the realm of “can’t do that anymore,” you’ve struck a rich vein!

    What man wears a tie to bed, though?

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  8. says:

    My husband was in the advertising business during its heyday. Today almost everything you’ve shown would offend someone. Now advertisers’ hands are often tied and creativity takes a hike. He always wished he’d kept some of his old ads to show the change in societal norms over time.

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  9. julesmomcat says:

    The Jotter ad brings back memories. My father worked at Parker Pen Company in Janesville, Wisconsin, for 25 years, running a molding machine, He produced thousands of Jotter pen barrels over those years.

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  10. I love old ads. It seems the older they get the more shocking they become. How times change. —- Suzanne

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  11. Jennie says:

    How funny to look back!

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