The ads the world left behind...
We live in progressive and enlightened times. Control of the England football team has somehow fallen into the hands of a foreigner and as of last week, the nation’s finances are being safeguarded by a ruddy-cheeked schoolboy.
It seems that the fixed old-fashioned roles don’t exist anymore. Which might be why the good eggs at the Web Urbanist website have collected together a bunch of old adverts featuring outmoded and just plain wrong stereotypes.
There’s some phenomenally sexist stuff that was actually aimed at housewives, shaving babies and smoking doctors pushing cigs in to the faces of the public (although a Viz spoof ad has made its way in to the line-up).
There’s some lovely stuff there and the race is now on for us to track down a bottle of Grove’s Tasteles Chill Tonic (‘Makes children and adults as fat as pigs).
[via Boing Boing]