From an ad that claims smoking is healthy to one telling mothers they should give Coca-Cola to their babies, these shocking posters give a fascinating insight into a time gone by.
One even tries to promote cocaine a remedy for toothache.
Pushing the boundaries: Britain's advertising watchdog would have something to say about this advert for Cocaine Toothache Drops if it came out today
'More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.' boasts one campaign for Camel cigarettes which ran for eight years from 1946 in America.
The advert also suggests smokers use their 'T-zone' - taste and throat - to decide which cigarettes they like best.
The picture on this poster shows a young girl between her mother and a doctor claiming 'I'm going to grow a 100 years old'.
Another advert for American flavoured cigarette brand Tapalet even suggests men will entice a girlfriend if they smoke the brand.
Sexist: This ad for Tipalet cigarettes suggests just smoking them with attract a girlfriend
Not just for Christmas: Two adverts you wouldn't see today, one for American Export Lines (left) and the other suggesting a gun might be a good gift
Their poster from the early 1970's states: 'Blow in her face and she'll follow you anywhere.'
An advert for Drummond Sweaters which featured in Esquire magazine in 1959 also has obvious sexist undertones, claiming: 'Men are better than women!'.
It features a female struggling to climb a mountain as two men stand on top next to the words: 'Indoors women are useful - even pleasant. On a mountain they are something of a drag.
Outrageous: The ad for Drummond Sweaters suggests you wouldn't want a woman around if you were climbing a mountain
Another sexist ad from vacuum cleaner firm Hoover in 1960 might not go down well today
American firm Lane Bryant suggested buying a range of clothes for 'chubby-size' children
This 1950s ad tries to entice parents into starting their child on cola drinks early
'So don't go hauling them up a cliff just to show off your Drummond climbing sweaters. These pullovers look great anywhere.'
An advert for Kelloggs vitamins from the 1930s even states: 'The harder a wife works the cuter she looks.'
And 30 years later in the 1960s a Kenwood chef entices male buyers by saying: 'The chef does everything but cook - that's what wives are for.'
Whilst in 1954 the Hoover brand claimed: 'Christmas morning she'll be happy with a Hoover.'
Their campaign featured an excited woman reaching under a Christmas tree to a hoover-shaped present.
Women were also offered advice as one advert from the 1950s suggests they should give their children Coca-Cola 'for a better start in life.'
The poster lists the benefits as, 'Promotes active lifestyle', 'Boosts personality,' and 'Gives body essential sugars'.
Cocaine toothache drops were also offered as beneficial to children - with this one from 1885 advising it would get rid of toothache.
Cocaine was sold over the counter in the U.S. until 1914.