20 Unbelievably Shocking Vintage Ads: What Were They Thinking?

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I’ve recently become obsessed with Vintage Ads. I love the retro graphics and fun cartoons, but have you ever taken a closer look at some of the messages big brands used to send?

It’s fairly shocking to me how these were considered acceptable only 50-60 years ago – not even a lifetime! What do you think of these?

Why ruin the evening, Mother?

Lysol’s Advice to Wives in Unhappy Marriages

Is it always illegal to kill a woman?

Keep her where she belongs…

Start babies on 7-up

That’s what wives are for!

We are going to use Chlorinol

Why doesn’t your momma wash you with fairy soap?

I’se sure got a good job now!

The harder a wife works, the cuter she looks!

Yassuh it’s Genu-wine Hires

Losing friends?

Show her it’s a mans world

Men are better than women!

Good new for those for you with no sex appeal!

Sanitized Tapeworms anyone?

Start Cola Earlier for Acceptance as a Teen

Use sugar for weight loss

Yo’ next range should be a General Electric!

It’s nice to have a girl around the house

*I’d be interested in learning the proper credit info for any of the above!

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  1. says

    Wow, some of those are outrageous! It’s wild to think about what things we consider “acceptable” now that might be considered unbelievable in the future, too.

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