Ad Watch: Vintage Ads Are Horribly Creepy
As we all know, every generation that came before ours was horribly strange. They hated women, especially their right to vote! They would use leeches to cure everything! And all of their wars were an “everyone’s invited” kind of event. But for solid, indisputable proof that the generations who preceded ours was utterly insane, one need look no further than their batshit crazy advertisements. Example, the first:
The ad – and who’s mouth wouldn’t start watering at the image of a pig cutting open its own stomach? – comes from RetroComedy.com, who put together a fantastic list of the creepiest vintage ads of all time. And man, are they creepy. Here’s another handful:
Nothing says the holidays like giving the entire family a whole set of guns!
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About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.