Old Advertisements

Dad sent me the following selection of old print advertisements the other day. They make interesting reading and provide a fascinating insight into the ways in which we and society have changed in the last forty or fifty to a hundred years. I wonder if, in a similar time span, we will look back on the current crop of advertisements with a similarly bemused outlook. My personal favourites: Cocaine toothache drops (what’s not to like), guns as suitable Christmas gifts, the tapeworm diet (as mentioned here before) and how television benefits your children. Click an image to see a larger version.