Unusual Advertisements

This is our list of unusual, bizarre, and funny advertisements that we have found in our collection.
Please enjoy.

1902 Coca-Cola Advertisement



When the BRAIN is running under full pressure, send down to the FOUNTAIN for a glass of Coca-Cola you will be surprized how quickly it will ease the Tired Brain -- soothe the Rattled Nerves and restore Wasted Energy to both Mind and Body.

It enables the entire system to readily cope with the strain of any excessive demands made upon it.


Aunt Jemimia - Slightly Racist

It was founded in 1889, and 100 years later, "the image of Aunt Jemima was updated by removing her headband and giving her pearl earrings and a lace collar." But what about the image of Aunt Jemima, say, six or seven decades ago?

We dug through the archives for some classic Aunt Jemima ads from the 1940s, and it's true what they say: "Happifyin' Aunt Jemima Pancakes Sho' Sets Folks Singin'!" and "I'se In Town Honey!"

No comment... We'll let you decide.

Aunt Jemima has a rich history spanning over 115 years.

Chris Rutt and Charles Underwood of the Pearl Milling Company developed Aunt Jemima, the first ready mix.

R.T. Davis purchased the struggling Aunt Jemima Manufacturing Company. He then brought the Aunt Jemima character to life when he hired Nancy Green as his spokeswoman.

The image of Aunt Jemima was so popular that the company was renamed the Aunt Jemima Mills Company.

The Quaker Oats Company purchased the Aunt Jemima Mills Company.

For the Chicago World's Fair in 1933, the advertising planners decided to bring the Aunt Jemima character back to life. They hired Anna Robinson, described as a large, gregarious woman with the face of an angel. She traveled the country promoting Aunt Jemima until her death in 1951.

Quaker's first registration of the Aunt Jemima trademark occurred in April, 1937.

From the mid 1950's until the late 1960's Aylene Lewis was hired to portray Aunt Jemima at the Aunt Jemima restaurant in the newly opened Disneyland.

Coca-Cola Syrup and Extract

For Soda Water and other Carbonated Beverages.

This "Intellectual Beverage" and Temperance Drink contains the valuable Tonic and Nerve Stimulant properties of the Coca plant and Cola (or Kola) nuts, and makes not only a delicious, exhilarating. refreshing and invigorating Beverage, (dispensed from the soda water fountain or in other corbonated beverages), but a valuable Brain Tonic, and a cure for all nervous affections - SICK, HEAD-ACHE, NEURALGIA, HYSTERIA, MERLANCHOLY.

The peculiar flavor of COCA-COLA delights every palate: it is dispensed from the soda fountain in same manner as any of the fruit syrups.

J. L. Permberton - Chemist - Sole Proprietor Atlantam Ga.

Even The Surgeon General Smokes Camel

Remember a time when smoking was considered sexy and healthy instead of deadly?.
More Doctors Smoke CAMELS than any other cigarette!