In the grand scale of things, we've definitely evolved when it comes to gender awareness and sexism being printed or presented to the masses. It's crazy to see what the world was fed just a few decades ago!
What in the world is "green coconut cake?!" When Facebook user Micala, and her mom, they were going through their things, they came across a newborn discharge release form from 1968 that had specific instructions on how to care for your newborn. As Micala writes in your Facebook post about it, "Thank goodness things have changed, I can't imagine!"
Back in the late 1800s, a group of French artists imagined what the year 2000 would look like and illustrated all kinds of scientific and everyday inventions they envisioned. These illustrations were called, 'En L'An 2000', and were originally posted onto cigarette/cigar boxes and, later, as postcards. You can view the more of the collection at Wikimedia Commons.
These are pages from an old Latvian magazine, which was published in the 1930s. Each of them contains funny illustrations made by people who lived in the previous century. We believe it will be curious for you to find out what people laughed at 90 years ago and it's nothing new as we have gone through almost all of them. Via: Pikabu
This collection of vintage cigarette ads were collected by the Stanford School of Medicine reveal that our negative views of smoking around children are actually fairly new. From the looks of things, smoking with your kid was quite normal. Tobacco companies in those days crossed all limits to encourage smoking, including the use of infants in their ads. The ads are part of Stanford's research into the impact of tobacco advertising. Want to learn more about their research? Check it out here. Via: Hankermag
If we look back in time, when parents apparently didn't seem overly concerned with infant or child safety, we can behold some very weird or outstandingly stupid and dangerous inventions. All of these were really real things, some of them weren't mass produced or marketed, but ALL of them will make you shake your head few times. Via: How To Be a Dad