Time marches on, but progress is the one way to measure society and humanity. How do you know if things get better or not? It’s best to compare situations from the past that were normal to see if they fit in with today’s standards. Therefore, many vintage ads haven’t withstood the test of time. They often project chauvinistic ideas that would bring controversy today.
Below, you can see an interesting look at the past to show you how much life has changed. Some are cringe-worthy, but others aren’t. Regardless, you get an idea of what it was like decades ago.
Alcoa Aluminum – 1965
This advertisement showed how easy it was to open Alcoa Aluminum caps. However, they made it seem like it had to be easy, or else a woman couldn’t do it. That’s slightly chauvinistic and pig-headed, but that’s what it was like in 1965.
McDonald’s – 1965
Here, you can see an advertisement for McDonald’s “All American” meal. It showed a hamburger, milkshake, and French fries and only cost 52 cents. If you wanted the shake to be a dessert, you could add another beverage. Overall, a full meal was much less than $1.