Advertisements from long, long ago — For the Children™ edition

20 Responses to Advertisements from long, long ago — For the Children™ edition

  1. Corrie.S.P. says:

    OMGOSH! Those kid are so creepy! especially the fig-newten and red dye kid.

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  2. msjadeli says:

    I was laughing and cringing at the same time looking at them.

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  3. V.M.Sang says:

    My first thought is how wordy the are. Did people really read all that bumf?
    And did they really think it was a good idea to give kids laxatives? Seems like it’s saying ‘be on the safe side and use this product’.
    The little girl dying everything in sight amused me. Poor cat!

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    • Merillion says:

      In those days, mothers wanted your insides to be “cleaned out.” Enemas were popular. with soapy water in them. I remember it well 🙂

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    • Zaden Zane says:

      Mine too! I don’t know why but from the 1970s(ish) onwards adverts started incorporating less and less text until now they’re just an image and a logo. It really annoys me though when you want some INFORMATION and it’s not there.\

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  4. Lisa Beth says:

    Ahhh, memories. I was the one shopping with mom for Chubby Girl sizes. Unlike this ad claims, they weren’t very slimming! 😕 I must have eaten too many Mars bars and those cookies. Haha…
    Not sure how a desperate baby under a tub would make you buy Pear Soap…go figure!

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  5. janiejunebug says:

    Oh, boy! I bet girls wanted to gain weight so they could wear those beautiful Chubbettes–not! Mother gave me Ex-Lax when I had appendicitis (not yet diagnosed). It was not a good idea. She also told me it was a Hershey bar. It very clearly was not.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. John Holton says:

    I love old ads like these. The older ones (from the early ’60’s and before) use drawings instead of photographs, and some of them are real works of art.

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  7. Gregoryno6 says:

    Fig Newtons – they have a different name here in Lockdownunder, but unofficially they’re known as pillow biscuits.

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  8. I had one of these products earlier today. The 8 vegetables in a can. 😀

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  9. floridaborne says:

    I remember “Look mom, no cavities” ads. Back then “Chubby” was skinnier than today’s normal.

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  10. Zaden Zane says:

    There’s so many words in those adverts. I was wondering why… I suppose they date from the time before TV totally ruled, so a print ad back then was more like a TV ad now… (?) Maybe…(?)

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  11. Did someone spike that kid’s ginger ale?

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  12. Some of those people look scary. And that Pears soap ad would put you off the product for sure.

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  13. Imlac says:

    Amazing how many of the brands are still with us.

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  14. jenny_o says:

    I have never ever said “Whee!” about fig newtons 🙂 And what is going on in the Pears soap ad? It’s a little scary. Some of those products have been around a long time, though. Either the ads worked or the products sold themselves!

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  15. Citizen Tom says:

    Sometimes advertisers shoot themselves in the foot when they try too hard to get attention, and that’s funny.

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  16. Dawn Marie says:

    Dixie Cups!!!

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