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Wacky vintage advertising that would never get a run today

Wacky vintage advertising that would never get a run today

Once upon a time, advertisers held little regard for telling the truth. Feast your eyes on some vintage ad messages.

Wacky vintage advertising that would never get a run today

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Mrs Winslow’s syrup was the perfect concoction to stop children from crying. Made up of a mix of alcohol, morphine and opium – just genius.

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Obviously cigarettes are great for respiratory illnesses.

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If only this was the case today!

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Ladies, don’t let your stocking go after you get married.

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A potato sack dress! What a great idea for an outfit that flatters the figure.

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Couldn’t help myself. You don’t see any of these nowadays!

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Some of the actual copy: Do your child a favor. Start them on a strict regimen of sodas and other sugary carbonated beverages right now, for a lifetime of guaranteed happiness. – The Soda Pop Board of America. Promotes Active Lifestyle! Boosts Personality! Gives body essential sugars!”

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Beer…a vital nutrient for baby.

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Funny, I would have thought some cereal or fruit would have been a better way to start the day. I guess Nestle’s knows best.

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How did Hoover know? That is exactly what is at the top of every woman’s Christmas’s list.

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Self explanatory

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Ladies, this is the stuff you need to get fat. Go crazy!

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Well, it was certainly cheap.

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Finally! A book full of charming chubby clothes.

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How rude

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Another impressive soda.

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