It's no secret that the world has come a long way. In the past couple of decades, things have taken a completely different turn and have managed to progress to an unthinkable point. 

Every time we take a stroll down to our nearest thrift shop, we get overwhelmed by all the things that have been orphaned by their previous owners. All these clothing items and pieces that were once accessorizing someone's home – hunting for vintage stuff is very inviting – plus, you get to give your new purchase a second chance at life.

Many of us, at least once in our lifetime, have wondered about vintage artworks, specifically those that were used for commercial purposes. Well, this Facebook group is dedicated to precisely that. The online community has 135K members and was made for people who "enjoy vintage retro ads, commercials & artwork," and Bored Panda has decided to gather a couple of its best posts.

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Glen Cannon Report

Jono
Community Member
1 month ago

Remember the pain

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Bored Panda contacted the creator of the "Vintage Ads, Commercials & Artwork" Facebook community and asked him to tell us a little bit about it: "I want to thank you for the interest in the group. Basically, I started it because I felt like I was being restricted in other groups that didn't accept both printed and video ads; that pretty much made me take the decision to start my own one and run it the way I think it should, by having quality content regarding interesting vintage ads, commercials, and artwork."

The man then added: "I always enjoyed the ads I used to see as a kid in what were National Geographic Magazines from the 40s to 60s. I'm only 38 by the way, but honestly, I always had an interest in old things. I have always found them really interesting."

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Debra Edwards Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 month ago

This is fine. Encouraging children to associate with cigarette toys is fine. When this was made cigarettes used to be healthy. All the tobacco company scientists said so.

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We've also wondered about the people behind the group: "I’ve got to say it was me doing it by myself for a while until the group grew and it was too much for me to handle by myself. I met people within the group who accepted to help me run it. At the moment it's only myself and a fellow group member but I must give credit to Sarah Conley for helping out so much at the beginning, until some personal issues forced her to step out as a moderator."

"I started the main page after the group, which has gained more followers so far. Getting real close to 185,000 last time I checked. Compared to the 135K members the group has. But obviously the group is where our members can share content. I found out that I wasn't the only one who enjoyed looking back at the past."

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Thomas Clement Report

memeju1ce
Community Member
1 month ago

at least they didn’t sugarcoat it i guess...

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Cully Chapple Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 month ago

I just vomited a little in reaction to this.

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"The reason people are fascinated by the vintage stuff, I believe, is due to the fact that they want to relive some of their childhood memories and also just enjoy the history of these vintage products, services, etc. I have had so many people comment ‘I used to have that toy as a kid’ or ‘Dad used to have that car,’ also saying things like ‘I always wanted one of those.’ People have said so many nice things on the review area of my main page, like how it brings back so many wonderful memories,” said Edgar when BP asked him about the fascination around vintage things.

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Kay LV Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
1 month ago

That's... not very apeeling

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#6

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Michael Lee Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
1 month ago

I remember that stuff! Never did get try it, so I'm unsure how terrific it was...

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Lastly, the creator added: "It's important to remember the past and try to keep it alive by having an archive where maybe the younger generation can learn some history regarding advertising and what type of products were used in the past. Companies have come and gone but some are still going strong. Advertising also gives you a glimpse into society from the past and also what type of techniques of advertising worked back then. They can also analyze how advertising has evolved over time."

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Ani Alejandra Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 month ago

In reference to my comment about the sweets up above. Told you!

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#8

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Michael Lee Report

Deborah Harris
Community Member
1 month ago

cute :)

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#9

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Vintage Treasure Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 month ago

If only!

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Taking a trip down memory lane to rekindle the past is a pretty exciting activity; whether you're snooping around your grandparents' stuff in the hopes of finding something fun or you're simply yearning to escape and experience a different kind of life – it seems that old-fashioned things will always hold a certain impression on us.

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Mark Scott Report

Deborah Harris
Community Member
1 month ago

I was actually convinced these would work and nagged my Mother to get me a pair, needless to say she finally gave in. The first time I wore them I felt so scared as I thought I would see people as live skeletons ... it never happened .. and yes she refused to buy me Sea Monkeys which were next on my list :)

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Pop Culture and Nostalgia Report

M T
Community Member
1 month ago

Some would run away. Some would want to get a peek at her underwear as if they've never seen women's panties before.

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Thomas Clement Report

Pamela Tapia
Community Member
1 month ago

As I recall, it's a children's book.

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Maybe it's the fascination with advancement and the visible progression of things, or perhaps the unexplainable old-time charm that the items are holding. Whatever the reasoning might be, Bored Panda hopes that you've enjoyed this vintage collection provided by the "Vintage Ads, Commercials & Artwork" group.  

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Jeff Jones Report

Chucky Cheezburger
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd eat the hell outa that.

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Tom Hermance Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 month ago

The internet has ruined me. This should just be an innocent, if daft, game.

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Michael Lee Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
1 month ago

Way back in the day, I went on a school field trip to the RC Cola factory in Philadelphia. They gave us all free 6 packs of it to take home.

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Sue From Michigan
Community Member
1 month ago

Imagine wearing that much fabric in the summer. I would faint.

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Vintage Treasure Report

Roselyn Park
Community Member
1 month ago

🎶 My Velocipede brings all the Gents to my yard 🎶

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Thomas Clement Report

Kookamunga
Community Member
1 month ago

The Maidenform Dream adverts were one of the longest running campaigns of all time. I just made a Reddit post a couple of weeks ago with a collection of the ads. Check it out! https://www.reddit.com/r/vintageads/comments/v484mq/i_dreamed_i_was_amaidenform_bra_ad_collection//maidenform_bra_ads_collection/

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#19

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Cully Chapple Report

Jason Marin
Community Member
1 month ago

🤢🤮

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#20

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Vintage Treasure Report

Catherine Binder
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't know what this is for but I'm pretty sure you need drugs to experience it to it's fullest.

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Vintage Treasure Report

Jespren Ray
Community Member
1 month ago

Pretty sure my cousins/aunt (who flew frequently to Hawaii and Tonga) had this poster in their house when I was little.

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Michael Lee Report

Benita Valdez
Community Member
1 month ago

Anyone else first think why are they giving cats kit kats?

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Charles J. Protz Report

Kookamunga
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, jeez, Edith, what do you suggest? That the 8 year olds watch 60 Minutes instead? I treasure my H.R. Pufnstuf years - The 70s had the best Saturday morning TV programming for kids in American history.

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Thomas Clement Report

Lem
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like she bought the pointy bra from the previous ad!

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Marilou Carlin Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 month ago

What is this an advert for? Jazz cabbage?

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Don Gravelle Report

Jaguarundi
Community Member
1 month ago

The Pontiac Fiero always went so much faster when it was towed.

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Kelly Lewis Report

Asher Tye
Community Member
1 month ago

And next Christmas, buy 'em a ventilator

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Thomas Clement Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 month ago

Fantastic film in its way. And you can see the influence on the film Alien. People trapped, with an alien hunting them one by one, even one of the characters is called Ripley.

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Michael Lee Report

Commander Ducky
Community Member
1 month ago

Amazing...

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#30

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Thomas Clement Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 month ago

"Uptown girl, She's been living in her uptown world, I bet she's never had a backstreet guy, I bet her momma never told her why"

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