20 Insane Retro Food Ads Proving That Copywriters Shouldn’t Be Given Too Much Freedom

It’s hard to believe, but just 50 years ago ads were racist, sexist, homophobic, and so on. This is how the copywriters acted, having no restrictions or censors. Now we look at these retro ads and cringe, considering them as creepy records of a far less-tolerant era. But some of them are so shocking that they’re even funny. Did people really give newborns soda? Judging by these ads, the first half of the 20th century was unpleasant and dangerous, but it wasn’t so. People were smart enough to doubt these shady slogans.


1. Leftovers salad

2. Who is this old man?

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