If you’ve been a reader of mine for any length of time, you already know that I love vintage advertising, and love to share it with the rest of the world. Those ads that are long forgotten, and maybe haven’t seen the light of day for many years. Sometimes, I bust out ads for products that haven’t even been available in many years, and some feature stuff you can still get today, albeit in a slightly different form.
Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, here are seven vintage ads that were created to push products for the holiday.
First up, we’ve got this ad for Maple Leaf’s Miracle Baste frozen turkey. Now I don’t recall of ever hearing of Miracle Baste, because in my lifetime, Butterball has been the gold standard of frozen turkeys. In addition, we’ve got Captain Obvious telling us that “Butter makes it taste better”. Well no shit. I can’t think of a single thing that butter doesn’t make better, but good on them I guess for capitalizing on people’s love of butter. I’m not sure exactly when this ad is from, but judging by the fashion and hair style choice of the “model” in this ad, I’d place it in the late 70’s.