Vintage Print Ads

Posted By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 With 0 Comments

Advertising offers an excellent representation of a certain time. Looking at advertising from past and present will quickly show how societies are changing, standards modified, or behavior adjusted for better or worse. At the same time it will show ‘being fashionable’ is part of a trend cycle.

While our modern moral standards often call for advertising to be banned because of being ‘too sexist’, ‘too racist’ or ‘too photoshopped’ there were times that silly stuff like that didn’t matter at all.

Here’s a small selection of print ads from the first half of the 20th century that would most certainly been banned if published today. I guess we the Human Race do learn from time to time, or is it simply no longer ‘fashionable’?

Enjoy!

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