Top 10 Unbelievable Vintage Medicine Ads - Ginger Ale Vintage Ad I had no idea the term Ginger was an older slang for red-heads. You learn something every day, just like you learned from this ad that ginger ale aids in digestion. Actually, this is true, if there is real ginger in the ingredients. Still, seems offensive to pale red-heads. Dry Gingers, Old Noticed, Vintage Observed, Funny Commercial, Canada Dry, Gingers Ales, Kids, Vintage Ads, Little Boys
A banner for Bayer Pharmaceutical Products listing the company’s three flagship products: Aspirin (“for headaches”), Heroin (“for coughs”), and Heroin Hydrochloride (“water soluble”).
This ad. I cannot even find the words. I think this one ad has perfectly encapsulated everything we find hilarious about 1950s advertising. These kids are just so wholesome and... well, swell. There they are with their soda-pop they're sharing, looking into each others eyes while eating weiners. And the slogan. Just plain funny. This ad wins.
A leaflet enclosed with the Beans stated that they were also a cure for cirrhosis of the liver, blackheads, and all female complaints, and later they were mainly targeted at women, using glamorous pictures that now appear incongruous with the unattractive product name.