Vintage Ads: You’ve Come a Long Way Baby!

1The Golden Age of Advertising…Sort Of

The full-page, full-color ads of yesteryear often rank as the Golden Age of Advertising, so much so that an entire series Mad Men documents the era. That can be argued, but the approach to advertising is universal and timeless: selling comes first, truth second. That was just as true a century ago as it is today. To demonstrate, here’s a collection of ads that are 50% hilarious…and 50% horrifying.