Kids are cute. But they can also be creepy. And you’re about to see just how creepy in this collection of vintage ads, posted by users of the Livejournal Vintage Ads group. All in the name of a good old-fashioned competition, these vintage ad connoisseurs went above and beyond in their quest to find the most creepiest ad featuring kids.
Girls, are you too skinny? Do you feel left out by your non-skinny friends? Is your thin-ness ruining your social life? Well, fret no longer. These vintage weight gain ads hold the cure. Now you have no excuse for your skin and bones. Wink wink.
Long before you had snazzy sports cars with douchebag drivers (my wife’s words, not mine), there was a much, erm, simpler way to get around. We introduce the Winton Motor Carriage, circa 1898, which helped bump the humble horse off the road (metaphorically speaking) and set in place our inherent lust for modern, shiny vehicles. [via Retronaut]
Believe it or not, in these thin-obsessed times, there were small pockets of history in which the messaging to women was not ‘don’t eat, be forever small’, but rather, curvy is better, so gain some pounds dammit and be more attractive, as this selection of ads from the How To Be A Retronaut blog attests to.