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The Vintage Drake And Rihanna Ad Of Our Dreams

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Style

It seems like everywhere you look, there's a new celebrity endorsement. Actors and singers alike grace the pages of magazines, glare back at us on tel...

8 Things You Only Believe Because Advertisers Told You To

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

There are so many customs in life we take for granted -- from a late morning coffee break to the serious need to rinse our mouths squeaky-clean with m...

Vintage Cigarette Posters Blow Today's Ads Out Of The Water

Posted 12.16.2013 | Arts

These days advertisements are all too often abrasive visual overloads of over-photoshopped women, not-so-subtle sexual innuendos and the occasional of...

WHOA: How 'Playboy' Would Have Sold Ovens

Posted 09.26.2013 | HuffPost Home

How do you make appliances sexy? We're imagining that's the question Don Draper would have asked before his lesser-talented staffers came up with this...

PHOTOS: Whatever Happened To Pink Toilet Paper?

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

Our grandmothers loved it, but now it's a rarity.

LOOK: 'The Nipple Bra' Is Something That Actually Existed

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.09.2013 | Style

Coming to a store near you. Not.

LOOK: This Vintage Ad May Make You Feel Bad About Yourself

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 07.31.2013 | HuffPost Home

According to this vintage ad, women should be ashamed of their hands due to cleaners that "roughen and redden" them. "Your hands, your bathtub... both...

PHOTO: WWII Soldiers Looked Forward To This Room

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.21.2013 | HuffPost Home

And here we thought they couldn't wait to see their loved ones.

PHOTOS: Take A Tour Through The Ghosts Of San Francisco's Past

Sarah Medina | Posted 03.15.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco is a city with history. And while the Wild West and the Gold Rush may be over (and possibly even our iconic bars, too) our streets still...

WATCH: Check Out These Hilarious Vintage Ads

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Travel back with Ellen DeGeneres as she shares a few incredible -- but real -- vintage advertisements. Check out the hilarious clip above to see a sur...

What Women Want -- According To These Vintage Ads

TresSugar | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women

We love to get nostalgic - from remembering our '90s girlhood (like NSYNC and Disney princesses) to learning about the history of corsets to just ogli...

Ads Targeting Parents That Would Never Appear Today

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 12.04.2011 | Parents

Sometimes there is just too much scary news for parents -– there’s arsenic in apple juice, SpongeBob will rot your child’s brain and play areas ...

Tapeworms For Weight Loss And Other Bygone Health Ads

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.26.2011 | Healthy Living

"I apologize for letting you misinterpret what I was saying," reads one of the advertisements in the most recent Got Milk? health campaign. The campai...

UNDERGROUND ART: After Hours In The Paris Metro On Sleep City

sleepycity | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Paris Metro and the service it provides are deeply intertwined into the fabric of the city. As the 4.5 million Parisians who ride it every day wil...

Reyne Gauge: Collecting Vintage Advertising -- The Dave and Marcia Hirsch Collection

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Reyne Haines

Vintage signs and store displays from days gone by are highly collectible. Just ask Chicagoan David Hirsch