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You jolt your nerves when you don't smoke. Smoke all you want, psychologists recommend it!

Vintage cigarette ad, extolling the virtues of new "mint Julep cigarettes and - above all - warning that denying yourself one cigarette is a jolt to your nerves!now why would the tobacco company say that?


We Are Still the Weaker Sex, Ladies’ Home Journal, September 1944 “Many of us may be serving shoulder to shoulder with America’s fighting men—but we’re still the weaker sex, and it’s still up to us to appear as alluring and lovely as possible.

The Future Then | Popular Science

Filling tooth cavities with asbestos? No wonder life expectancy was so low in years past!


Most Sexist Print Ads from the & Glad We've Come A Long Way From There

20 Unbelievably Shocking Vintage Ads: What Were They Thinking? #mediacola

20 Unbelievably Shocking Vintage Ads: What Were They Thinking? #mediacola

Dishpan hands                                                                                                                                                                                 More

11 Horrifyingly Offensive Vintage Ads

Don't humiliate your husband with dishpan hands. Back then, men left on account of dishpan hands and smelly vaginas.

"He robado el arcoiris para hacerte GAY"... (¿Qué significaba GAY en los 50/60s?)

Where do I get these magical Jester Wools? Also, I may be changing my name to Jester Wools.


If you blow your head off over your Bad Hair Day, you'll have to settle for a closed casket. You don't want to disappoint your mourners, do you? Now THAT would be reason enough to blow that pretty little head off.

I take one everywhere I take my penis, 1997.

Vintage Condom Ad "I take one everywhere I take my penis!" No motor oil or sandpaper while using condoms.

10 reasons to stop using the pill

5 Reasons Contraceptives Suck

Amazing how they got Annette Funicello to do Yasmin birth control pill ads back then. I think it makes her sound a bit easy and bet in some way it must have hurt her career considering the day. Hey boys step right up!

Insurance company ad: Here's what kills me: "After hours of office work, could you face hours of house work?" Yeah, I guess my life is unfathomable. :)

Are you making plans for your wife's death? This is an ad for selling a husband Insurance against the event his wife dies before him!