Wait, What? We Can't Believe What These Old Ads Were Selling

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Jell-O may be for salads, but plain old unflavored gelatine was advocated as a diet aid.
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Mon, Mar 4, 2013 5:52 PM EST
How times have changed... just a generation or two ago, marketing sugary sodas as "good for babies" was considered brilliant, not bizarre, and an ad that showed a child playing with a gun in bed made total sense (it was "safe," after all). Here's a look at some of the best vintage ads from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s advocating ideas that wouldn't see the light of day in 2013. -- By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine