Vintage Ads are Hilarious.

January 9, 2009

While browsing Digg today, I came across an exceedingly funny photo set on Flickr filled with vintage ads and products. I didn’t get to look through the entire thing, as there are over 1,200 pictures in the set, but here are my two favorites so far.


I put my face really close to the screen and squinted so that you wouldn’t have to (you’re welcome); here’s the text on the box:

“Wonder Sauna Hot Pants
Health-Watchers of America
Look Better-Feel Better-Wake Up Your Body
For Men and Women
Slenderize Exactly Where you Want
One Size Fits All-Easy to Inflate
One Piece Wonder Sauna Long Hot Pants Simultaneously Reduces Waist, Hips and Thighs”

I actually think I’d rather walk around wearing Crocs than blue plastic sausage-pants. I wonder if anything is supposed to be worn underneath.

…Here’s the next strange vintage product:


I think this one can be appropriately described in one word: “wat.” I really have nothing more to say about it.

The entire photo set can be found here. Not all of them are entirely family friendly; there are some hairy guys modeling underwear in questionable poses and one or two illustrations of somewhat scantily clad women. Some also include blatant sexism, racism, fat-people-ism, etc. that was totally appropriate in 19-whenever but isn’t anymore. A few clothing advertisements from the 80s might induce dizziness or nausea. You have been fairly warned.