19 Ads That Took A Dark Turn Thanks To The Passage Of Time

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Vote up the ads that aged like a fine glass of milk.

Take a look back at ads from the distant (and not-so-distant) past that didn't seem to weather the test of time. Vote up the advertising campaigns, posters, and printed materials that are making an impression for all the wrong reasons.

  • 1
    289 VOTES

    1947 Ad For The Now-Banned DDT

    289 votes
  • 2
    369 VOTES

    Lead Ad From 1939

    369 votes
  • 3
    307 VOTES

    Lead Paint Ad From 1923

    307 votes
  • 4
    318 VOTES

    Vintage Cigarette Ad

    Vintage Cigarette Ad
    Photo: 4reddityo / Reddit
    318 votes
  • 5
    348 VOTES

    Using Lysol As A Feminine Hygiene Product

    348 votes
  • 6
    271 VOTES

    This Union Carbide Ad

    This Union Carbide Ad
    Photo: mayudhon / Reddit

    From Redditor u/mayudhon:

    The 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is considered among the world's worst industrial disasters. The parent company had to sell its entire stake in UCIL and leave India.

    271 votes