February 6, 2023

Vintage Ads From The Past That We Don’t See Today

The past contains many interesting things such as facts, historical events, discoveries and most of all: lessons. Whether it be questionable beliefs, socially destructive connotations or unhealthy practices, here are some questionable vintage ads we’re glad aren’t around anymore.

It’s Delicious Not Deleecious

Sorry, I can’t promise this would be the last of those racist vintage ads. In the 1950s, cultural ignorance still stretched to many countries. Stereotypes mainly spread because of ads. No matter where you go, there will be one stereotypical image of a those who are Mexican, Puerto Rican, or South American. Those who design the art put on the cliched sombrero.

A perfect example of this malady is the ad for Merito Rum. They made a guy who wore a sombrero ride a donkey. Aside from the archetypal costume design, the ad showed how ignorant those who worked behind the scene were. Why would they write a quote like that? There’s nothing funny about it, just racist.

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