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27 Really Messed Up Vintage Ads That Would Never Be Printed In This Day And Age

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! 

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Woman Comes Across A Newborn Discharge Letter From 1968 And It Raised Some Questions

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!"

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This Guide From 1940's Taught Male Bosses How To Treat Female Employees

"Women are teachable" is a booklet guide from the 1940s that shows how workplaces (and mainly, the female working force) have changed since the World War II era. 

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31 Vintage Images That Show How Artists in the Late 1800s Imagined Life in the Year 2000

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.

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These Vintage Album Covers For Christmas Will Make You Wonder What They Were Thinking...

We really have no idea what the hell these people were thinking while designing these Christmas album covers featured below...

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This Is How We Used to Unfriend People Before Facebook

Remember when unfriending people was just scratching or tearing out their faces on your photographs… Below is a collection of 17 vintage photos that did just that. Via: Design you trust

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These Comics From The 1930's Prove That Life Hasn't Changed A lot Since Then

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

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The Golden Age Of Air Travel In These 17 Vintage Posters From 1930's-1960's

The Golden Age of Air Travel, thus defined, will fall between the 1930s and early 1960s – we will never tire of revisiting these glowing times…

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These Shocking Vintage Ads Of Kids & Cigarettes Will Make You Regret Those "Good Ol' Days"

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

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Here Are Some Of History's Creepiest Baby Products

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

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15 Amusing Etiquette Messages Used In The Movie Theaters In 1910's

If today you are asked to turn off your mobile phone in theaters, the cinemas from the 1910s also used these informational messages to explain to the audience how to behave during the screening of a silent film…

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These 18 Vintage Ads Show How Apple's Marketing Revolution Began

We have gathered a collection of 18 Cool Vintage Ads from Apple that span over a period of 21 years from 1976 to 1997.  This way, you'll be able to see how Apple managed to turn itself from a garage company to a huge corporation, through marketing techniques.





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