I wanted to see what ads looked like in the 1950’s to get retro ideas for a website and I was surprised by the humor and content of the ads from the 40’s-60’s. A baby or a dentist would never be used to advertise cigarettes now, because we understand the harmful effects of smoking more now- and because there are numerous groups and organizations that would have a major conniption and probably sue the company. 1950’s humor was apparently very different, very bold, and very sexist; these days people have to be so sensitive about what they can use and say in advertising, which was not so much the case back in the fabulous 50’s!
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