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Mad Men-era Ads in Newsweek

posted by Nell Minow

Newsweek salutes the long-awaited return of “Mad Men” with a special issue this week, including examples of real and unabashedly sexist ads that ran in the magazine back in the 1960’s.  These are what the real Mad Men of the era were working on, along with some pioneering and underpaid Mad Women like Peggy.

As another ad of the era would say, “We’ve come a long way, baby.”  (Of course, that was an ad for a “women’s” cigarette!“)

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