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Found in Mom's Basement

Vintage advertising -- found in my mother's basement, flea markets and various corners of the Internet -- dusted off and displayed for your viewing pleasure.

Updated: 2018-02-14T21:02:00-05:00


Happy Flintstone's Valentine's Day


Pebbles, Bam Bam, Dino and Shakespeare?

Happy Halloween


The Saturday Evening Post from 1934: Found at Paul Malon

Tomorrow's housewife


1956 ad for Carrs of Carlisle, an English cookie maker: The very dated (read: sexist) copy says: Today is her day of days — tomorrow she will be a housewife. And she will want everything of the best for her...

Fork over those vintage wedding gifts


1948 ad for Community silverware: 1940s ad for Community silverware: 1950 ad for Community silverware: 1951 ad for Community silverware: 1953 ad for Community silverware: Found at Etsy, File Photo Digital Archive, Etsy, Publicites-Anciennes

Here come the 1960s brides


Let's celebrate the beginning of the traditional wedding month with some vintage brides. Vintage bride from a 1962 Montgomery Ward catalog: Vintage bridge from a 1964 Montgomery Ward catalog: Vintage bride and bridesmaid from a 1965 catalog: Bridal gowns from...

To gray or not to gray


Old ad from 1965 for Come Alive Gray hair color: Old ad from 1965 for Clairol shampoo: Old ad from 1966 for Loving Care hair color: Old ad from 1975 for Clairol Silk & Silver hair color: Found via Classic...

Acid washed advertising


1980s ad for Jordache jeans: Found at Slanted Enchanted

2008 ad campaign for reggae night at a Brazilian bar


"Reggae is really thrilling. Look at the bloodshot eyes of listeners." "A reggae show is just like a soccer match. If you make a goal, you take a toke." "Surfers love reggae. Must be the particular aroma." All illustrations are...

Creepy old illustration


1971 ad for Marantz stereos. Found at Etsy

United Colors of Benetton advertising campaign from the 80s


When this Benetton campaign first ran, it was considered very innovative — primarily because it wasn't product focused but instead promoted a social message. Found at pubenstock

Gone but not forgotten


Here are some food and drink brands that were discontinued in the 1990s. Tropical Sprite Remix: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cereal: Spice Girls Lollipops: Vanilla Coke: Found at Ranker

Kind of rapey old ad


These lounging pajamas are hysterical. The headline, though, is scary.

Patti Hansen Seventeen magazine cover


Model Patti Hansen a.k.a. Mrs. Keith Richards graces the April 1973 cover of Seventeen Magazine.

LBDs wrapped up in a bow


1991 ads for fashions from Jessica McClintock for Gunne Sax: Found at Just Seventeen

1980s technology


Walkman: Trimline telephone: Atari games: Panasonic boombox: Sony Betamax:

1970s ad for Hang Ten fashions


The model in this Hang Ten ad from the 70s went on to become a is soap opera actress Robin Mattson. Does anyone remember her name? Found at Just Seventeen

1937 ad for Lux detergent


This woman's having trouble making friends, poor dear. Then she sees an ad for Lux detergent and realizes what's wrong. "I have been wearing undies several days between Luxings." Oh, my.

Gen Y TV: Favorites from the 70s


The Brady Bunch, ran from 1969 to 1974: The Six Million Dollar Man, ran from 1973 to 1978: Welcome Back, Kotter, ran from 1975 to 1979: Mork & Mindy, ran from 1978 to 1982:

Baby Boomer TV: Favorites from the 60s


If you're of a certain age, you grew up with these TV shows. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, ran from 1964 to 1968: Gomer Pyle, USMC, ran from 1964 to 1969: The Munsters ran from 1964 to 1966:...

1950s ad for Barbasol


This guy reminds me way too much of Negan from The Walking Dead. He's the villain whose weapon of choice is Lucille, a bat wrapped in barbed wire. Found HERE

Vintage Easter postcards, bunny wabbit edition


Adorable collection of old Easter postcards featuring bunnies and rabbits.

Old Bunny spice tin


This adorable Bunny Brand spice tin is valued at $1,667!!!

For the gayest Easter eggs


1959 ad from McCormick. Speaking of McCormick, if you have any old McCormick spices lying around, you might want to read this. Via Shelf Life Taste Test

Ozzy Osbourne wants to hide your eggs


I have no context for this photo of Ozzy Osbourne dressed as the Easter Bunny. The internet was of no help. I've scoured the image for some sort of hidden image or message, but I couldn't find any. Apparently, Ozzy's...

Okay, young'uns, NOW do you understand why I hated the 70s?


Inadvertently hysterical advertising from the 1970s.