In many ways, the past was a strange and almost-frightening place.
Modern marketing and advertising is pretty sleek these days…and it makes us forget how terrifying most ads used to be. Not only were most vintage ads racist and sexist, but they were creepy as well. Our society has since evolved, but you can’t help but look back and say yikes.
For example, I’m pretty sure no one would ever use clowns to market anything in today’s world. Yet people used to be crazy about having clowns in their ads. Just take a look at these ads. They make me shudder.