Monday, February 27, 2012

Mad Men-Inspired Ads

Technically, I guess these are the type of ads that inspired Mad Men, not the other way around, right? But to get to the point, my grandma often sends out pretty funny chain letters through e-mail. I got one containing a bunch of old-fashioned advertisements a few weeks ago and kept it in my inbox until I found the time to sort through my favorites. Since she sent this, I've started watching Season 1 of Mad Men on Netflix Instant by the recommendation of my sister. These ads kept reminding me of the stereotypical homemaker women in the show. Can you believe they used to attract customers?

This last one has nothing to do with female roles throughout history; I just thought it was pretty funny:

1 comment:

Jess said...

Hahaha I love that first one and how she is caressing the vacuum like a loved one.... too funny! But I think the one about crying for what you want is still pretty accurate for today's times!!!! ;)