Can you imagine Santa smoking a cigarette while your kids are sitting in his lap? Today, that occurrence would be unthinkable. But back in the 1930s, it was normal and acceptable for everyone to smoke everywhere all the time. Even Santa.
Advertisers would frequently use the image of Santa to promote their products and services. Until recently, “truth in advertising” was a joke and for the most part, advertisers could make crazy claims in their ads. For example, some cigarette manufactures would promote doctor testimonials claiming that smoking their brand of cigarette was good for your health.
What Brand Of Cigarette Does Santa Smoke?
From the silly and male chauvinistic, to Smoking Santa, here are some of the most ridiculous vintage print ads ever made by Mad Men. Several cigarette manufacturers used Santa in their advertisements including Chesterfield.
- Continue Reading: Smoking Santa And other Ridiculous Ads From The 1930s
There’s something so wrong about a smoking Santa. Maybe Santa will put an ashtray in your stocking this year.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.