Vintage Ad Browser

Anjali McKenzie, Former UX Researcher

Article Category: #Strategy

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This morning a friend sent me the link to Vintage Ad Browser, and I wanted to share. According to the web site,

This site aims to collect vintage ads from a variety of sources, including comic books, CD-Roms, websites, APIs, your submissions, book, magazine & comic book scans, and more. 

It's inspiring and outright fun to browse the retro/awesome/ ingenious/heartwarming/hilarious/etc. ads from the the last +100 years. Some of the ads even offer the option click through to purchase a print. Here are some gems I found during my exploration:

Bears Ad

    1908 - what does "serviceable" even mean...?


   1944 - shoes: the surefire way to prevent a cold.


   1959 - clever.

Hope you enjoy flipping through the ads as much as I did!

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