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Beauty and Hygiene Ads of the 1950s
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. Advertising is a powerful force that had shaped our attitudes and behavior since the early 19th-century when it got into newspapers, and the early s when it got into television. With great power comes great responsibility, but try telling that to someone working in the advertising field in the early 20th century. Besides being sexist ads, they were also full of lies promoting unhealthy habits. Interesting fact — the first vintage ad to use a sexual sell was created by a woman for soap as early as
If you want to understand the history and culture of a particular place, looking through their older advertisements would be a great place to start. The advertisement is the glossy, pop cultural meeting point between supply and demand, where marketing pros make clear who they think is buying their product and for what reasons. And as these ads make apparent, marketers have drawn on just about anything to make potential customers' eyes stick. The advertisements featured below demonstrate the great social strides we have made since their publication, but also highlight the thinking that has helped shape our culture for centuries. From mustache trainers to whatever Chill's Tasteless Chill Tonic is, these vintage ads are sure to tickle you. While some of the ads are hilarious, others are insanely offensive such as the one for a pamphlet of secret Asian lovemaking tips. Some are even more distasteful than these sexist beer ads.