Crazy and shocking vintage ads that would make us cringe today. You really have to ask your self – what were they thinking? Browse our gallery and enjoy!
Hook Em While Their Young
Yah everyone gives their kids 7 UP at just a few months old… not… truly a crazy vintage ad…
At Least Not the Beer!
Silly woman can’t cook but the good news is she doesn’t have to cook the beer! Now for a few cold ones…
Nothing like Cocaine to Ease Your Pain!
Poor kid is teething – here is a little Cocaine – what a whacky vintage ad…
Yep of course – smoking is good for you! 4 out of 5 Doctors Approve!
She’s the Cook!
Yep – good woman and she can cook!
This vintage advertisement is just wrong wrong wrong – of course maybe this is for 50 Shades of Grey?
Bear Rug? Nope Tiger Rug? Nope Throw Rug? Nope Girl Rug!
Kill A Woman?
Quite the logical question right?
Um… this is just way too creepy for words… What were they thinking?
Men Are Better Indeed!
Really there isn’t much to say here….
What a Cutie!
Yep – make sure she takes her vitamins so she can keep the house clean!
Santa is Smoking!
Yep – out for a sleigh ride and a smoke!
Cola Is The Cure
Can you even believe your eyes? This advertisement states: “Babies who start drinking soda during that early formative period have a much higher chance of gaining acceptance and “fitting in” during those awkward pre-teen and teen years”. The advertisement even tries to persuade people that soda promotes an active lifestyle, boosts personality and gives the body essential sugars. Firstly, no sugars are “essential”! And secondly, have you ever read a bigger load of garbage in your life? Cringe-worthy…
Van Heusen, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves! Advertisements such as this one were common many years ago, when it was widely considered that women were the weaker sex. The number one job of any wife was to please her husband, and to be at his beck and call. Perhaps it’s time this advertisement got ripped up into a thousand tiny pieces and placed in a bin, because this is one message that no longer has a place in 21st century society.
Is She Pretty?
This vintage advertisement reinforces a seemingly ancient stereotype; it was important for a woman to look pretty and beautiful, but brains or intelligence were considered a hindrance, or not important. The times have certainly changed, and thankfully, Palmolive are no longer creating advertisements such as this one. Society may have a long way to go, but at least we can look back every now and then and be thankful that we have moved forward in many ways.