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Enid was thrilled to discover plastic wigs for children. These should help hide the damage until the girls' head lice went away.

Enid was thrilled to discover plastic wigs for children. These should help hide the damage until the girls' head lice went away.

3 plastic "play wigs" - 1963.  These remind me of Lynda Barry's comics about Marlys and the gang.  @Craig Bostick

3 plastic "play wigs" - My grandma had these in her attic. They were hilarious! We had a great time playing with these goofy plastic wigs. Anyone else remember them?

stolen shamelessly from online pigeon wigs and extensions hair the weirdest thing I've ever seen photoshop contest winner strange odd new pet ownership tease comb updo bird funny ha lol

"So the harder a wife works, the CUTER she looks!"  Kellogg's PEP Cereal 1930s

The outrageously politically incorrect adverts from the time equality forgot

"The harder a wife works, the cuter she looks," Kellogg's Pep for Vitamins Sexist Ad,

Fatal beauty

Safe arsenic complexion wafers--go ahead eat them--they're harmless! Deadly Lipstick and Other Fatal Beauty Practices Throughout the Ages!

yeah, the men suffer just as much. They have to 'put up with' their partner being depressed & in pain. We girls just have to FEEL the depression and pain. Lord!

Selling Shame: 40 Outrageous Vintage Ads Any Woman Would Find Offensive

Go-Go Wig advertisement, 1968.

Go-Go Wig ad My mother loved wearing wigs. It was fun for her to have different looks for when she would go to into town shopping.

One vintage ad warns women, "Don't let them call you SKINNY!" while another promises that smoking cigarettes will keep one slender. If the task of morphing their bodies into the current desirable shape isn't enough of a burden, women are also reminded that they stink.

Selling Shame: 20 Outrageously Offensive Vintage Ads

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11 Horrifyingly Offensive Vintage Ads

Don't humiliate your husband with dishpan hands. Back then, men left on account of dishpan hands and smelly vaginas.