Between the wardrobe, liquid lunches and sexcapades, the popular AMC TV show, Mad Men, makes the advertising industry of the 1950s look fun and glamorous. However the show is also quick to point out both the work environment keeping Peggy and the other female characters down as well as the sexism commonly used in advertising back then.
So how do the ficticious ads on Mad Men compare to reality? From a ketchup bottle that’s easy enough for a woman to open to a cereal that makes women work harder, this slideshow contains some of the most chauvinistic and ridiculous vintage print ads ever made by the Mad Men of yesteryear.
Do you think these ads are silly? Funny? Disgusting? Please post a comment below…
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