Vintage advertising

I often buy aged New Yorkers and Life Magazines in order to peep at the cultural backdrop of my ancestors. The imagery, style, language, and beliefs that exist in a cigarette ad from 1950 are proof of our evolution (or, god were they stupid back then).

The Yesterday Paper company is trying to capitalize on my facination. Now you can buy individual advertising memorabilia to remind yourself how stupid we’ll look in 50 years time. [via milkandcookies]

Yesterday Paper: Vintage advertisements