1910 Ads That Are so Vintage and Weird They Actually Fit Today’s Market

1910 was a long time ago if you ask most people. And most people will say that things were a lot different too. But surprisingly, 1910 ads from way back then are not so different from what you see today. Sure, the technology and graphics has changed a lot, but we pretty much sell the same things. Cars, cure for baldness and weight loss. Sounds familiar? Well it should.

Back in 1910 before we had photoshop and computers, copywriters were kings. If you can come up with the perfect ad copy and slap that on a flyer, you sold a bunch of stuff. Maybe a black and white image here and there but it was clear that the ad copy was the most important thing.

One of the main difference we notice from 1910 ads and today ad market is that back than ads were very precise about what they are selling. The copy clearly stated what you’re going to buy, and the buyer would knew exactly if he needed and wanted the product or not.

Today, it’s mostly click ads and many advertisers and publishers rely on clicks to their ads so they try and make ads very click worthy, which means that sometimes the banner ads are very vague and unclear, they want the buyer to first click on the ad before they let him know all the details. Different times, different tactics.

Below is a gallery of some of the best 1910 ads we could fine, try and see if they look familiar

1. Browse below for more 1910 ads – The Baker. Not sure why this is called like that when it’s clearly a casket service

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2. Budweiser – Never knew it dated so far back

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3. Before computers and smartphones people wrote on typewriters. Shocking right?!

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4. Fire extinguisher from 1910

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5. Back than people used to keep everything in a safe

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6. Straight to the point. I like it

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7. Become a car engineer. Wanted ad from the past

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8. 1910 car ad

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9. Let me send you my FREE book. This is exactly like today

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10. Eye drops to get rid of red eyes

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11. Weight gain ad? You don’t see much of these in today’s market

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12. Weight loss ad from 1910. Looks familiar?

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13. Not sure exactly what this is, but it looks very uncomfortable

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14. Electric hair brushes and corsets

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15. Fat is fatal to health, comfort, happiness and often fatal to life ( So dramatic )

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Nir Alony

Nir is the founder of The Awesome Daily. While most of the articles today are written by our talented team. Every once in a while Nir likes to get his hands dirty and write something. Nir also founded a successful marketing agency and worked with many clients around the world helping them increase their reach online.

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