Historical advertisements provide a significant and informative perspective on the evolution of modern American and international business and culture. There are hundreds of collectors organizations, countless archives like the Emergence of Advertising in America archive at Dukeseemingly endless exhibits in our universities and institutions like The Smithsonian, and millions of nostalgic collectors and historical decorators who seek original antique and vintage advertising. While tags and categories may help you navigate our collection, starting with a search by keyword is likely the best way to begin.
We start with this ad from Trix. Before they ever dreamed up that silly rabbit, they used this manic-depressive five-year-old as their mascot. I'd hate to see what she looks like when she doesn't eat breakfast in the morning.
Breakfast, the most important meal of the day. I grew up in what I christen the golden age of breakfast cereal, with a large variety of sugar laced options to choose from. And choose I did.
Image Source: Pinterest. As cataloguing sexist ads of decades past has become a bona fide online trend capitalized upon by popular website after popular website after popular websiteit seems some have implicitly relegated sexism in advertising to the land of vintage. Of course, it should go without saying that sexism in advertising is not some inert historical artifact. All those online collections of vintage sexist ads certainly recall a different era.
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Gilchrist, aka "Mikey," is best known for a Life cereal commercial he did with his brothers when he was 3. Yes, John Gilchrist enjoys Life cereal and keeps it in his home. No, he does not get a free lifetime supply.
There were many breakfast cereal advertisements in the newspapers of old and some of them still exist today. We start with an article about breakfast cereals that appeared in the Saint Paul Globe in that talks about the different types of breakfast cereals and how to cook them. A GREAT cry went up in this country not long ago against the eating of cereals, not only cooked as breakfast foods, but in breads of different sorts.
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Source: pinterest. The spot starred a very cute youngster with a round face and freckles named Mikey, who is a picky eater. The commercial spawned the catchphrase "Mikey Likes It," and ran for over 13 years; later, Quaker Oats the company that makes Life tried to hawk its product with sequels and remakes.