The weird world of vintage advertising

It would be understatement to say that time has changed over last 50 years.
Fifty years ago smoking was cool. Being skinny wasn’t ideal, but women tried to avoid it. Women were to remain home looking after children and doing household chores. And drinking on job or taking cocaine toothache drops was totally normal.
Here is collection of some vintage ads showing that morals and values are completely opposite of how we live today.

Recommended Reading – Vintage Coca-Cola advertising

Recommended Reading – Vintage Pepsi Cola Ads from the 1950s


In 1877: Women loved chewing tobacco

Vintage advertising

In 1904: Guns were safe

Vintage advertising

1910s: The miracle diet.

Vintage advertising

1938: Virginia Rounds

Vintage advertising

1940s: Man Size Meals!

Vintage advertising

1940s: Vacuum Cleaner were Christmas gift

Vintage advertising

1943: A naked army bonding party?

Vintage advertising

1947: DDT was Good for me

Vintage advertising

1950s: Cigarettes could soothe your throat.

Vintage advertising

1950s: Mowing lawn was fun.

Vintage advertising

1950s: Dupont

Vintage advertising

1950s/1960s:Men wont look at skinny girls

Vintage advertising

1950s: Back then it was a joke, now it’s a crime.

Vintage advertising

1950s: Pepsi was for elite

Vintage advertising

1952: Everyone wants cigarettes as a Christmas present, right?

Vintage advertising

1960s:Weight would gain men’s attraction

Vintage advertising

1962: On job drinking was totally acceptable.

Vintage advertising

1968: Women loved smell of tobacco

Vintage advertising

1970s: Before Victoria’s Secret existed

Vintage advertising

Source: Business Insider