Extreme (But Real) Ads From the “Mad Men” Era

If you watch the TV series Mad Men, then you’re already awash in the great outfits, intense over-consumption, crisp eroticism, and unsettlingly confrontational commonality of misogyny and racism. Website Bored Panda put together this collection of vintage advertisements that would be banned today, and many of them clearly would hail from Sterling Cooper’s desks — even a few of the show’s “clients” are in the roundup. Warning: this collection of (real) ads contains something to offend everyone, from the ads about when it’s “okay” to kill a woman to bleaching skin color to appear ‘more white,’ levied only by the ads explaining which cigarettes doctors prefer most. (boredpanda.com)

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