One of the cool benefits of studying history is the eye-opening appreciation you gain for the time you live in now. No matter how crazy you think things are in the modern world, rewind several decades and it just gets stranger. Given that marketing is based on knowing what people want and enjoy, vintage advertising can be an interesting window into understanding cultural history. This collection of creepy and bizarrely funny vintage ads for brands we still use today will make you laugh (or shudder) in disbelief.

33 Unbelievable Vintage Ads For Products That Are Still Around

#1: For moms who put their children first.

#2: Cuz nothing says “baby fresh” quite like plastic wrap.

#3: Whuh?! No. Just, no.

#4: For perfect bangs, every time!


#5: You gotta little sumpin on your…


#6: Just, Mmm!

#7: Cuz some habits are better when they’re shared.

#8: Oh, the glory days of processed food.


#9: TV just makes everything better.

#10: To get the party hoppin’, I go swishee when I’m walkin’.

#11: “You know, these beans would go great with a side of your soul.”


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