Once upon a time ago I got a chain email from someone that listed famous ads from the 1920’s all the way through the 1960’s. Some of them were just so ridiculous, I did not believe them to be true. Well, after a little digging, I found out that they were not only true, but the state of the art advertising for that point in time.
So I went on a quest to find some of the most ridiculous ads ever promoted, and maybe you will be as shocked as I am at some of them. From doctors recommending certain cigarettes as being healthy to downright shocking ads for contraception, the forty year span from the 20’s through the 60’s saw ads like never before.
Let’s start out with one of the more ridiculous ads I have ever seen. Can you believe it? A soap that will miraculously take away…
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