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The Urban Archeologist: Can you guess the product?

Old ads are the best.

Spiking the punch?
Spiking the punch?

I love old ads. The older the better, the more nonsensical the better.  If all I had to do was to read old magazines and scan the ads and post them, life would be much simpler.  Instead I will read any old magazine I can find until I see one that strikes me as funny. For all the old magazines I flip through only 1 in 5 will contain something I find unique or bizarre enough to post.


In the images above are only a few of the ads I have determined to be worthy of posting. I try to avoid the ones that every other site has already posted and when I post to my own site, I like to do something different. In a series of ad quizzes, I will remove the text and the product and challenge the reader to guess the solution.


Try your hand at the first image above and leave it in the comments, or if you want to cut to the chase and see the ad and its solution, it can be found by clicking here.

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