14 Retro Adverts That Would Never Be Published Today

A new book, Beyond Belief, has compiled some of the most shocking adverts from history.

From slogans such as “blow in her face and she’ll follow you anywhere” to children and babies being used to endorse guns and cigarettes, many of the adverts preyed upon people’s insecurities.

1.
Tipalet Cigarettes, 1970

2.
Iver Johnson’s Arms & Cycle Works, 1904

3.
Lucky Tiger, 1957

4.
Elliot’s Paint, 1930s

5.
Wyeth’s Sage & Sulphur, 1930s

6.
Broomsticks, 1967

7.
Love Cosmetics, 1975

8.
Warner’s, 1955

9.
Weyenberg Massagic, 1972

10.
Marlboro Cigarettes, 1951

11.
Kellogg’s, 1938

12.
The Bock Auto Bar Company

13.
Chlorodent Toothpaste, 1953

14.
Alcoa Aliminum, 1953

Beyond Belief, by Charles Saatchi, is out now.

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