This is the 1st in our series of Ads of the Past that would be BANNED if they were used TODAY. It’s amazing just how different our perspectives of the world were just in the last century. If you are as fascinated and amazed by this subject as we are, you simply MUST see some of these ads with your own eyes to believe them. Smoking is a central theme to many as we didn’t yet recognize the dangers of smoke inhalation but many ads are outright sexist and racist in their nature. These videos are purely meant for their EDUCATIONAL value.
Some of these adverts are remarkably offensive, especially the ones nearer the end, but at least it shows how far we have come. Or rather, just how awful we used to be.