Disturbing Adverts

What were the ad companies thinking when they came up with these?


A Hair dryer ad from ‘Teen Mag, December 1972. Im sure recovering cancer patients may have something to say about it if it were released these days. (Photo)


A Scotch Hair Set Tape ad from Mademoiselle Mag, April 1970. (Photo)


No Dead Temps at Yonge and Eglinton I guess… (Photo)


Very creepy vintage ad for Douglas DC-8 airplane. How MANY complaints would this get if released now?!


This is of course a classic ad with a catchy phrase in the 60s and 70s. Though the slogan is enduring, the dark circles under the people’s eyes still is pretty creepy. Adverts just wouldnt add “violence” to a cigarette ad now! (Photo)


Thats right! Get your babies under some UV sun lamps! Eek! This 1960 vintage ad for a sun lamp shows a mom frying her baby. (Photo)


This creppy vintage ad shows how an uptight dad stopped beating his child after switching to decaffeinated Sanka. (Photo)


A Bewitched Hairspray from Mademoiselle Mag, September 1965. Who else but a witch is going to buy it? (Photo)


This kid scares the hell out of me. A Canada Dry ad from the 30s. People with red hair still get it these days, but no ad company in the world would have the balls now to produce this! (Photo)


A bizarre vintage ad for Pears Soap. Not exactly the soft baby skin image it portrays these days! (Photo)


Mama, please DO NOT give your baby another glass, it’s root beer! (Photo)


Take up arms kids! What were they thinking and how times change. If the headline and image don’t convince you to buy your tot a gun, perhaps the copy will: “Every live, healthy boy wants a ‘King’ AirRifle. It’s boy nature to want a gun; to want to get out in the fields and woods, nearest to nature, and enjoy youthful life to its fullest extent. Get your boy a ‘King’ Air Rifle. It will mean health and boyish happiness — and steady nerves, keener eyesight and well-developed powers of observation.”

~ by mlmcored on July 4, 2009.

One Response to “Disturbing Adverts”

  1. OMG! What were these advertisers thinking of! Just amazing how life has changed since then.

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