The Halting Point

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Hilariously Creepy Vintage Ads

Found a great post on vintage ads on Boing Boing this morning. Some of these are absolutely brilliant such as the one pictured at the left (be sure to click it for full size). I really wish agencies produced more ads like these, but of course we have to be politically correct and not mock old people and their senile agitation. And I can only imagine what the women's rights groups would do if they saw the ad who's headline reads: "But lady..."dishpan hands" make you look older than a wrinkle does!!". Sounds to me like this should be Dove's next campaign. If anybody is old enough to have been around when these were circulating, I'm curious, what were the thoughts of the time about them? Did they find them nearly as hilarious as we do today? Obviously cultural changes affect a lot of that, but some of them are just pure gold.

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