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25 Outrageous Home Product Ads Through the Ages

Throughout the ages, companies have come up with their fair share of totally outrageous ads for products. Telling families that DDT is good for me is a start … oh, and showing babies wrapped in cellophane is pretty good too. These 25 Outrageous Home Product Ads Through the Ages are sure to give you a laugh and make you wonder, what were they thinking?

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  • DDT Helps Us All 2 of 26
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    Just use it in a powder or spray form around the house, and go ahead and dab a little on your food too.
    Find out more at Laughing Squid.

  • Paint with Lead 3 of 26
    237

    The lead party is where it's at.
    Find out more at Laughing Squid.

  • “Women of the future will make the moon a cleaner place to live” 4 of 26
    0113

    If only we had lived up to their potential.
    Find out more at Ad Madness.

  • Christmas Morning Surprise 5 of 26
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    How did men know that this is exactly what women want for Christmas?
    Find out more at Ad Madness.

  • Meet Sabrina 6 of 26
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    Take a look at Sabrina's gigantic...projector.
    Find out more at IT World.

  • “It’s easy to dye” 7 of 26
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    This is just a plain old terrifying ad.
    Find out more at Vintage Ad.

  • The Home Computer Never Looked So Good 8 of 26
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    And the final line of the ad tops it off, "And may the juiciest application win."
    Find out more at IT World.

  • So Clean You Can Vacuum Your Baby 9 of 26
    0618

    And oh boy does that baby look happy.
    Find out more atAppliances Onlines.

  • Cellophane is Your Saving Grace 10 of 26
    0815

    How sweet and quiet your babies become when they are tightly wrapped in Cellophane.
    Find out more at Back of the Cereal Box.

  • Staying Young with a Hoover 11 of 26
    0715

    Who wants "pretty trinkets" when you can stay young with a Hoover.
    Find out more atAppliances Online.

  • Would You Like to Put an Apron on this Man? 12 of 26
    1022

    Absolutely.
    Find out more at Vintage Ad.

  • "Flies are the most dangerous insects known." 13 of 26
    0913

    That's straight to the point.
    Find out more at Found in Mom's Basement.

  • Even a Kid Can Do It! 14 of 26
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    Why you would even be putting cream on your cat, I have no idea.
    Find out more at Vintage Public Domain.

  • “Whee!” 15 of 26
    121

    This sure does sum up what a new Brillo pad does to me too.
    Find out more at Vintage Ads.

  • The Clean Reunion 16 of 26
    1514

    A happy marriage starts with Surf.
    Find out more at Found in Mom's Basement.

  • Shop Till You Drop 17 of 26
    1314

    Because cleaning and shopping are the only interests women really have. Ha!
    Find out more at Found in Mom's Basement.

  • “Dishwashy Hands” 18 of 26
    1414

    Don't be caught dead in your tracks with those "dishwashy hands."
    Find out more at Found in Mom's Basement.

  • “Better Marks in School” 19 of 26
    196

    I'm sure the kids would love to hear that these days.
    Find out more at Vintage Ad.

  • Gillete Razors 20 of 26
    207

    These razors are so safe even your hairy baby can use them.
    Find out more at Deceptology.

  • When Sweeping Wears You Down 21 of 26
    1611

    Just the thought of sweeping can make me feel like that.
    Find out more at Knick of Time.

  • Don’t Throw the Baby Out 22 of 26
    186

    They really knew how to market.
    Find out more at The Glamorous Housewife.

  • If the First Cellophane Ad Wasn’t Enough 23 of 26
    179

    Here are two more for your viewing pleasure. I mean, really?
    Find out more at Collectors Weekly.

  • Sun Lamp for Your Home 24 of 26
    2111

    Give your new baby that glowing tan the moment he/she comes out.
    Find out more at Deceptology.

  • “He-Man Toothpaste” 25 of 26
    247

    First he couldn't put the bottle down, now he can't put the toothpaste down.
    Find out more at The Vintage Wire.

  • Home Security System 26 of 26
    258

    How about each one in the family falls asleep with a gun by his/her side?
    Find out more at Miss Meadow.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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