Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Odd Moments in Advertising!

It's flu and cold season- so 9 out of 10 Doctors recommend you seal those kids up!
Not sure how depriving babies of oxgyen was a great selling point for cellophane in the '50's, but that's why I put "Odd" in the title!

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  1. Umm - speechless! Thanks for sharing ;)

  2. Wow, that certainly is an odd one. o.o

    When did plastic bags become ubiquitous in grocery stores and laundry shops? The 80s...? I'm willing to bet there were far fewer incidents of children accidentally suffocating themselves with plastic back in the 50's, so maybe pairing infants with cellophane didn't carry the same tragic inferences we'd make today.

    Still, you think somebody on the design staff would think to add the disclaimer "please do not actually wrap live children in cellophane". XD

  3. I just want to clarify:

    While "cellophane" is now also used by some as a generic term for thin plastic wrap the cellophane advertised here is NOT plastic. It is actually made from the cellulose in plant matter (renewable resources) and is biodegradable.

  4. Cellophane is also no where near as flexible as plastic. It was crinkly, noisy, stiff, and easy to rip. It you wanted to seal it shut, it would take a lot of tape, because it was slippery, and did not stick to itself. Babies were always with a human, too, unless they were asleep, in which case you didn't wrap them in cellophane.