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Outdated Advertising - Sexist Racist Creepy & Just Plain Tasteless Ads from a Pre-PC Era - cover

Outdated Advertising - Sexist Racist Creepy & Just Plain Tasteless Ads from a Pre-PC Era

Michael Lewis, Stephen Spignesi

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

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A collection of offensive, inappropriate, what-were-they-thinking ads that show we’ve come a long way, baby. 
Advertising has changed over the decades—and that is a major understatement. Despite the nostalgia of such shows as Mad Men, the outrageous images in Outdated Advertising show readers just how far we’ve come since then. 
This outrageous collection of inappropriate ads will have you turning the pages and shaking your head in disbelief. It features ads from the mid-1850s through the 1980s, many of which have become notorious for their sexist, racist, politically incorrect, or other wildly inappropriate content—or for just plain bad taste. Among the dozens of full-color examples, readers will find a woman being spanked by her husband for not buying the right coffee; the story of a mother having to turn her child over to an orphanage because her late husband didn’t keep up his life insurance payments; Aunt Jemima declaring “Happy days is here!” because of her new pancake recipe; doctors promoting particular brands of cigarettes; and the Michael Jackson and Rainbow Brite portable record players with the copy line, “Gifts to keep children singing.”
Available since: 11/21/2017.
Print length: 203 pages.

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