30 Hilariously Cringe Vintage Advertisements From The Past, As Shared On This Online Group

Published 2 years ago

There are many things that have changed in the past few years. From ‘technology’ to ‘mass beliefs and opinions’, people have found new and better perspectives with time. The nature and content of advertisements have also changed accordingly.

There is a subreddit called ‘Vintage Advertisements‘ that share interesting photos of old advertisements that might be considered weird, cringe, or inappropriate in today’s times. Check out some of the most hilarious ones in the gallery below.

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#1 Mcdonald’s, 1987 Ad

Image source: Paul-Belgium

#2 Superman Against Racism/Discrimination Ad Circa 1950

Image source: __braveTea__

#3 LEGO (1981)

Image source: superdankm8

#4 With A Smile

Image source: MetaHelvetica

#5 Bacardi Rum Ad, 1983

Image source: Unable-Airport-9121

#6 Drummond Sweaters – 1967

Image source: PioneerStandard

#7 New York Pizza Burger (1980s)

Image source: Epstiendidntkillself

#8 Eat Ironized Yeast (1930s)

Image source: reddit.com

#9 Homosexuals Are Different, Mattachine Society Of New York, 1960

Image source: Slow-moving-sloth

#10 They All Got Vaccine Except Dad – Workbench Magazine – 1958

Image source: sir_rossington

#11 Electricity Was New Once. These Signs Were Mostly In Hotel Rooms And Other Public Places

Image source: Gwendolyn7777

#12 Jester Wools (1947, UK)

Image source: MetaHelvetica

#13 An Unusually Progressive Seagrams Ad, Circa 1970s

Image source: ofthrees

#14 Philips (Netherlands, 1951)

Image source: ConsciousRhubarb

#15 Best Buy, 1999

Image source: TommyAdagio

#16 American, 1885

Image source: vmcla

#17 1978 Star Wars Vaccination Ad

Image source: Paul-Belgium

#18 1934 Ad By The ‘Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals’

Image source: onepersononeidea

#19 Remember When Brach’s Pick A Mix Was The Best Thing About Going To The Grocery Store? (1970s)

Image source: DiosMioMan2

#20 Schlitz “Don’t Worry Darling, You Didn’t Burn The Beer!” 1950’s

Image source: susierabbit

#21 Beauty Is More Then Skin Deep, Cordless Massager, Anthony Enterprises, 1971

Image source: Slow-moving-sloth

#22 Volkswagen Beetle, 1965

Image source: Slow-moving-sloth

#23 Garfield Telephone By Tyco (1978)

Image source: TaimSolas

#24 Cellophane (1954): Better Living Through Chemistry

Image source: PhilThecoloreds

#25 Lose Weight With Pure Sugar! (1950s)

Image source: 50thStreetInc

#26 1979 Ad For London Transit Showing How The City Would Look If Built By American Planners

Image source: morganmonroe81

#27 “The Closest Some Of Us Will Ever Get To Heaven” — World Trade Center (1980)

Image source: UltimateLazer

#28 “The Day My Kid Went Punk… What Do You Do When Your Bright, Loveable, Talented Kid Turns Into A Punker Overnight?” – Abc Afterschool Special, Oct. 23, 1987

Image source: DiosMioMan63

#29 One Oregon Newspaper Clip Reads: “We Appeal To Your Civil Patriotism To Co-Operate With Us In Our Effort To Stamp Out The Spanish Influenza Or “Flu” Plague In Portland By Wearing A Mask”

Image source: Paul-Belgium

#30 Ray Ban 1998 Ad

Image source: Paul-Belgium

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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