Monday, October 4, 2010

13 Wildly Irresponsible Vintage Ads Aimed at Kids: #13. Du Pont Cellophane


We understand that the 1950s were a different time -- you apparently weren't allowed to file a liability lawsuit until you first proved your worth by fighting a bear in the courtroom. Still, we're fairly certain that even back then, babies needed oxygen to survive.
This Du Pont Cellophane advertisement actually looked to raise the bar beyond mere irresponsibility by promising that this product could asphyxiate a number of babies at once.

42 comments:

  1. thats amazing. i wonder if there was a warning lable.. DO NOT ACTUALLY WRAP YOUR BABY IN THIS PRODUCT ECT>>>

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  2. haha the baby's faces are so odd. that one poking the cellophane always get me lol! nice post

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  3. yeah but it keeps them extra-clean AND sanitary

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  4. Omg that looks so... Weird :S :P

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  5. Babies are my favorite babies.
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  6. hahah, ahhh the 1950's.. funny post man

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  7. It's good to see that you're beating inertia today :)

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  8. Wow, this ad leaves me so confused. It's giving off these mixed messages to me. And for some reason, the baby's hairstyles throw me off! Do baby's hair just grow like that or are people just styling them like that in the 1950s? Wow.

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  9. Wrap 'em in cellophane to keep 'em fresh... that's why my uncle has autism, I think.

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  10. You've got some good creativity in this blog!

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  11. Kids back then didn't breathe oxygen. It was all cigarette smoke and scotch. That's why your grandfather was such a badass.

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  12. I always wrap my kids in cellophane, no mold gets on them!

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  13. I rolf'd. At least it keeps their immune system healthy

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  14. Times were much better back then.. you could get a freshly made sandwich at any time! Day or night! And laundry was magically washed, folded, and ironed! It was craaaaaaazy!

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  15. good follow up post to yesterday's

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  16. good post, thanks for visiting me <3

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  17. Lol, that one took me a second to get.

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  18. Only in 1950 would giving a baby herion be considered ok. Funny article about how far we've come since then.

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  19. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Beating Inertia has a new Q&A post!

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  20. I love how that ad suggests suffocating your babies

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  21. kids in a bag. come get your children in a BAG

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  22. the comments you left on my last blog post were really helpful :)

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  23. Hilarious post! I enjoy your blog. :)

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