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A, um, tasteful sampling from the Vintage Ad Agency

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Today’s Vintage Easily Misconstrued (if you have the right kind of brain) Ad

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In honor of Black History Month, here is an incredibly dubious vintage use of Frederick Douglass as Hair Product Pitchman

Once upon a time, back in the 1970s, an advertising copywriter had a brilliant idea:  Let’s use famous former slave/abolitionist Frederick Douglass in an ad for Afro Sheen!  And the rest is history (which you can see below). (Note: In … Continue reading

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from the Products that Didn’t Catch On for Some Reason department

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Not your usual ad copy … from the Vintage Ad Agency

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The Christmas gift every woman wants … well, according this from the Vintage Ad Agency, that is

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Move over, Viagra!: Ad from the Vintage Products That Are No Longer Sold for Some Peculiar Reason That Escapes Us

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An ad that doesn’t quite work in modern times from the Vintage Ad Agency (or, “There’s a book about that?!?! Oh, wait …”)

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A (literal) blast from the past

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Vintage brand names that don’t quite work nowadays … for some reason

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A Blast from the Past — an ad from the Mad Men era … when even lard could look exciting and cool! (Well, kind of.)

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from the Vintage Ad Agency: An innocent ad that now sounds a bit … off-color, just in time for Father’s Day

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Disco Your Way to a Beautiful Body!: from the Products That No Longer Exist for Some Strange Reason department

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from the Vintage Ad Bureau: An ad that wouldn’t run in Indiana (or Arkansas) today

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How entirely innocent retro ads can be misinterpreted by those of us with sophomoric mind

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An only in the 70s look that can never come back. (Or can it? I’m frightened now …)

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Vintage products that didn’t quite catch on

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from the Vintage Ad Agency: A clearly non-sexist, non-subliminal ad … or, “Nice …. ball … you got there, Miss”

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Exceptionally creepy doll ad of the day: Move over, Chucky!

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Vintage advertising explains that toast REALLY makes a party!

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from the Seasonal Products That No Longer Exist For Some Strange Reason department

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from the Scientific-Sounding Made-Up Ailments division of the Vintage Advertising Agency

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from the Felonious Food Files: One heck o’ a culinary concept!

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Madison Ave, Halloween and … skinless hot dogs! A match made in heaven!

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from the Vintage Ad Agency: Gee, Mommy, I sure enjoy that secondhand smoke!

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