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Sometimes misjudged, sometimes out of date ‘science’ or vintage aesthetics and sometimes what those hip cats in their cafes call ‘edgy,’ here is a selection of ads that are sure to make you laugh, and weep, and maybe laugh again while weeping.

Laxative will never be a groovy product but you know what might help? A disturbing drawing on the medical packaging. laxative tablet vintage

If you’ve ever wanted to see a baby wrapped in cellophane or read the tagline “They’re young, they’re in love, they eat lard,” pop over to this link and have a look through these vintage ads.

The advert below appeared when I was in my teens and was the only one I didn’t mind watching:

Apparently what kids in the 60s wanted were “dolls with human souls.” It’s obvious the very last second has been added to but just ignore it.

What cigarette do you smoke, doctor?

You know what your face needs? Radiation:

Let’s end on a sour note! On my advert travels I happened upon this Finnish ad on how children view their parents when they’ve been drinking. Have fun:

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