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Bad Ads

2 sugars pleaseA collection of old adverts taken from the Picture Post, from the 1930s to the 1950s.

From the politically incorrect:
"Darling - it's a wonderful present!" from the lady who receives a pan for Christmas...

to the absurd:
"Aero milk chocolate is kind to the teeth"...

to the "WHAT?":
All nieces and nephews should be well stuffed with Smarties.

Halo Sleeping Helmet (81k)
Save 15 minutes a day hairdressing.

Riley Billiards (96k)
For relaxation during the black out.

Health Ray Sun Lamp (71k)
Will give you a wonderful tan and increase your vigour and vitality.

Aero Milk Chocolate (74k)
...is kind to the teeth.

Stephens' Fountain Pens (74k)
The big smooth gold nib invites long, gossipy letters.

Prestige Pressure Cooker (76k)
"Darling - it's a wonderful present!"

Hoover Electric Washing Machine (71k)
His Christmas gift to you...

Capstan Navy Cut Cigarettes (85k)
What's better than a Capstan to clinch that friendly deal?

Smarties (101k)
All nieces and nephews should be well stuffed with Smarties.

Innoxa (70k)
Cleverest gift yet... for a housewife.

Japlac (82k)
It made my kitchen lovely. I want everyone to see it now.

Poppy Coop Speaking (47k)
Should be in every gramophone-owner's collection.

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