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Vintage Ads: The Strangest Advertisements Decades Ago

Explore the bizarre world of vintage ads from decades past. Unearth the quirkiest and oddest advertisements in this nostalgic journey.

Vintage ads, showcased in the r/vintageads online community, provide a fascinating glimpse into the advertising landscape of bygone eras. Explore quirky and downright weird examples, offering insights into past values and behaviors. Scroll down to uncover the best and strangest from the vintage ads world.

1. Honestly The Graffiti Is Better

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burgermiester288

2. Dad, You’ve Got To Help Me! Responsible Drinking Message From Seagram Company Ltd, 1987

Slow-moving-sloth

3. They All Got The Vaccine. Except Dad, 1958

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80sforeverr

4. Asbestos Ad, 1970s

The_Persian_Cat

5. Man Looking For A Wife In 1865

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dannydutch1

6. Kikkoman Soy Sauce Promotional Matches

liberty4now

7. Don’t Smoke, Live Long And Prosper, 1989

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RexLayne

8. Daihatsu Hijet Ad From 1996

DualCay0te
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9. Remember Wendy’s Tables?

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Yahtrok

10. Modern Home Floor Plan, Sears 1934 Catalog

DualCay0te

11. Mental Health Help Service In 1991 X-Men Comic

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Compass_Needle

12. I’ve Robbed The Rainbow To Make You Gay. Jester Wools

Ebonystealth

13. Meanwhile, In Florida Public School History Books

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keith2301

14. If you lived in the ’70s or ’80s You Either Had One Of These Patterns Or Knew Someone Who Did

Ebonystealth

15. In The 1970s, This Was A Clothing Store’s Idea Of A “Chubby Girl.”

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Long_Before_Sunrise

16. When I’m 64

Yahtrok

17. 1960 Flintstones Advertising Sponsored By Winston

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Paul-Belgium

18. Re-Groove Your Tyres

Ebonystealth

19. In 1967 Philco Introduced a 4-inch Vinyl Disc They Called ‘Hip Pocket Records.’ They Had A ‘Hit’ Song On Each Side And Sold For 69 Cents

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DualCay0te

20. Sugar Information Inc., 1964

Fat_Sad_Human

21. The Shirt Suit Supreme Ad

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Ebonystealth

22. Mcdonald’s Onion Nuggets

Ebonystealth

23. Wheel Ants?

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Ebonystealth

24. Sears Men’s Fashion 1960’s

dogbytes

25. 1998 Milk Ad With Conan O’Brien

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morganmonroe81

26. I’m Pretty Sure Everyone Had One Of These

Ebonystealth

27. Unpleasant Odour Is Caused By Underarm Hair (1930s)

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Ebonystealth

28. McDonald’s mcdonaldland Glasses, 1975

RexLayne

29. In The 1950s, Antidepressants Were Marketed Primarily Towards Housewives And Their Husbands To Ensure Household Tasks Weren’t Neglected

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RamenTheory

30. The Love Rug. 1973

tforbesabc

31. Jc Penney Ad, 1972

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DiosMioMan63

32. Cottonelle Colored Toilet Paper (1982)

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33. Gentlemen Prefer Hanes Ad (1975)

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lemmycaution25

34. Backyard Star Wars Playset

bobby_barbados

35. Buying A Concrete House Buys You Maximum Protection From Atomic Blasts

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Ebonystealth

What do you think of these vintage ads? Do they transmit the proper message to their customers? Let us know in the comments below.

Written by Dadadel

Adelaida, the founder of Dadadel Creative, boasts a multifaceted background, blending expertise in software engineering, copywriting, and digital marketing. Prior to establishing her agency, she honed her skills as the former Head of the News Department at a regional media outlet, and also amassing 18 years of experience as a host. She has a penchant for sarcasm, a passion for lifestyle topics, and an undeniable love for cats.

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