The weird world of advertising- Sex sells but sexism sells better,part 2

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The advertising industry has become PC for the fear of offending any one or libel actions taken against them. However between the 1950s and 1980s there was no fear of that, and advertisers had a free reign and did not shy away from some ‘good old fashioned’ sexism.

Below are some examples, some are awful, some are funny but they are all cringe worthy.Before you scroll down I have to warn you, you might find this offensive.

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From Keeping Your Cool in a Civil Disturbance, a US Army Military Police School pamphlet.

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From the Detroit News.

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From the Petersburg Times, Florida.

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An advert for the Brewmatic coffee maker.

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From This Week, St Louis.

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From the Oneonta Star, Oneota, New York.

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From the Seattle Times.

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The weird world of advertising-Sex sells, but sexism sells better.

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Advertising is an art, well good advertising that is. You do come across ads in magazines or newspapers that you remember a long time after you have seen them. On the other hand their or ads you just want to erase from your memory.

The advertising industry has become PC for the fear of offending any one or libel actions taken against them. However between the 1950s and 1980s there was no fear of that, and advertisers had a free reign and did not shy away from some ‘good old fashioned’ sexism.

Below are some examples, some are awful, some are funny but they are all cringe worthy.Before you scroll down I have to warn you, you might find this offensive.

vintage-budweiser-ad,why waste time lets just get to the point.

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Speaks for itself

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When someone says that things were much better in the good old days, show them this

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What can you say

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Whatever you do don’t mess up the beer, right!

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Be honest what woman would not want a picture of the face of her boyfriend or husband on her bikini bottom.

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I won’t even go there, I just value my life too much.

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Lose weight while having fun, and if that doesn’t work……….

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Even I am speechless

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You see Coffee is very important for your husband, so better get the right spank,sorry brand.

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Advertising and Propaganda WWII Style

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One of the most powerful weapons during WWII and indeed any other war was propaganda. It was however not only the governments that used propaganda, private also used propaganda, albeit in a more subliminal manner, in their advertising campaigns.

Some of these ads would put 21st century advertisers to shame. following are some examples of the ads allied style.

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Santa Claus Has Gone to War!” World War II propaganda (1942)

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Have a coke and a smile even at war

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“This is no time to be FRAIL! Bread is basic” – Fleishmann’s Yeast ad in ‘The Saturday Evening Post’, December 1942

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What addiction? The weird world of medical advise.

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Substances we now know to be highly addictive and even lethal weren’t always seen that way. In the late 19th and early 20th century heroin was seen as a cough medicine and coca cola’s secret ingredient was cocaine.(Have a coke and a smile)

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Cigarettes were  recommended for pregnant women. Even arsenic was used in confectionery and advertised as something that would keep you young.

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Below are just some of the examples of medical advise and advertisements used in the past.

What could go wrong?

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Arsenious Acid granules. Nothing like a little Aresenic to cure what ails you. Notice the inconsistency of the dosage. Each granule could contain anywhere from 1 to 50 grain and you were to take 1-2 granules, therefore you may have from 1 to 100 grain in any one dose. Thankfully they have now labelled it as poison just in case.

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Have a smoke for white teeth

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Heroin and Cannabis were marketed  as  potent cough suppressants.

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Health advice you really shouldn’t follow.

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I know the W.H.O keeps changing their minds on what is and isn’t healthy, but throughout the years there have been ad campaigns claiming that things were healthy which we now can safely assume that they weren’t

The above poster an ad for an asbestos pad for the dining table. We know now that asbestos powder can cause cancer when ingested or breathed in.

This is one example that presents terrible advice for modern viewers, but good advice for people at the time. While modern alkaline batteries are toxic and should not be burned, through the late 1950s, most people used zinc batteries that burned harmlessly in a fire.

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A 1930s ad promoting the false idea that bad skin is caused by internal toxins and can only be cured by ingesting yeast.

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An 1800s advertisement for stramonium cigarettes used to treat asthma. We now of course know that inhaling smoke can intensify the symptoms of asthma.

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Coca-Cola ad that tells readers to give their children the drink at a young age.

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Ad for a tonic wine that is claimed to cure depression

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A children’s painting book that encourages the use of lead paint. The ingestion of lead paint b children has been found, in recent decades, to cause many developmental diseases.

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Ad for a milk of magnesia that promotes it as a cure for “feeling like you’re smoking too much.”

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Advertisement portraying vitamin-filled donuts as healthy

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When smoking was still ‘good’ for you.

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Yes this will be a blog, no this will not be one of those preachy ones.

I am not a smoker in fact I never had a cigarette, so I will not tell people what to do. Although It is a well known fact at this stage smoking is bad for you, but so are many other things, however people are responsible for their own lives.

Below are some tobacco advertisements from days of yore .

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Recommended by Doctors

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Medicine for asthma, who would have guessed.

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Scientifically purer then water

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It even helps fight fatigue and irritability.

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Not one single throat irritation

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It even keeps the army fit and strong.

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Dentist even recommend it for throat ease. They would of course, they are dentists.

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WWII Newspaper ads,articles and pictures

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This is just a picture blog of random ads ads and pictures which appeared in newspapers during WWII.

In this image provided by the Army Press Relations, although Colonel Floyd E. Dunn, Sioux City, Iowa knows his jungle warfare, when it comes to the tenor saxophone, he gives in to the expert coaching of band leader Corporal Leon D. Weills of West Sommerville, Massachusetts. It all came about when musical-minded GI’s of the Americal division decided to entertain men on the fighting outposts in the South Pacific with probing jive on Oct. 14, 1944. With instruments provided by the Special Service Office, the combat soldiers journeyed through 5000 yards of jungle to put on the show. From left to right the men are: Front row – Pvt. Robert A. Silverdrist, Chicago, Ill.; Cpl. Leon D. Wells, West Sommerville, Mass.; Col. Floyd E. Dunn, Sioux City, Iowa; Pvt. Erric V. Carlson, Tanana, Alaska; Pfc. Harold D. Fisher, Youngstown, Ohio; Pvt. George Zito, Los Angeles, Calif.; Pvt. Perry T. Austin, Kenniwick, Wash.; row two – Pfc. Ben A. Cuatto, Salt Lake City, Utah; Pvt. Ralph C. Kagle, Fornfelt, Mo.; Pfc. Jack A. Davis, Lampeer, Mich.; William D. Holland, South Buro, Mass.; Cpl. Arthur J. Rauhala, Painsville, Ohio; and Pvt. William D. Cribley, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Drummer – Pvt. James E. Pabilla, Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Army Press Relations)

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Seen here is an army troop at Camp Douglas near Salt Lake City in December 1942. (AP Photo)

Military Recreation

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British Royal Navy Recruiting Poster Print 1940

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Imagined German Intelligence Officer thanks British Forces for giving away details of operations.

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The Crossfield family during WWII

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The Gloucester Citizen announces the start of WW2

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WWII Coke Ad illustration Soldier

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The Pilot (Southern Pines, N.C.), October 27, 1944

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WWII Advertisements

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Just because there was a war going on didn’t mean that companies abolished their marketing needs. The advertising trade was still booming. Nothing beats and old fashioned dose of patriotism to get your products sold(or sometimes not sold).Lets face it advertising is really a commercial form of propaganda.

Below are some examples of advertisements from the WWII era.

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According to this May 1944 National Geographic advertisement, “some things”—presumably love and superior tire quality—”never change.” Nevertheless, this General Tire advertisement encourages readers not to buy the company’s tires during wartime for the sake of rationing rubber.

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In this September 1944 National Geographic advertisement, Minneapolis Honeywell Temperature Controls promises homeowners that in the postwar future, they’ll be able to purchase heating and cooling systems that seem straight out of science fiction

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Phillips Bicycles

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Kolynos Toothpaste

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Have a coke and a smile

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Nestle’s, Propaganda Chocolate Sweets WWII Chocolate Is a Fighting Food, USA

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Can’t go without a smoke

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Thanksgiving 1942

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