While most parents will admit their kids watch TV, few will say it’s good for them. Unless it’s 1950, that is.
Television was certainly a welcome sight as well as a novelty when it was first introduced. Maybe that’s how some ads got away with making it appear so . . . wholesome and healthy.
Take a look at these 7 vintage ads (courtesy of Retronaut.co) and see if they might have prompted you to buy a TV for it’s virtue (and not just as a vice):
How television benefits your children 1 of 7Let us count the ways.
Only the best! 2 of 7Take a deep breath and inhale that pipe smoke, son. We can laugh (and cough) together!
Bigger is better! 3 of 7Some things never change.
More to enjoy, indeed! 4 of 7Donuts! Soda pop! A kid in . . . jail! Now that's good parenting!
Standout picture! 5 of 7Forget about play and imagination! Your kids won't need to interact with anyone but the tube if you buy this TV!
Family fun! 6 of 7Don't talk to your kids! Now that's happy and fun!
Only 2 simple controls! 7 of 7Not only is your kid just watching TV, but with this TV he doesn't even have to use his brain to change the channels! Bonus!
All images courtesy of Retronaut.co
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