Plenty of people (myself included, at times) whine and pine for the stylish days of the 50s and 60s, when women wore dresses for every outing and men had abundant tie collections. But while some nostalgia is fine and good, we sometimes forget the darker, more sexist (and racist!) tones of the time. Case in point: these vintage ads. Check out more absurd signs of bygone times after the cut!
It’s hard to believe that people created and magazines ran these ads without a second thought. Can you imagine the backlash if any of these were published today?