Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Vintage Admiral TV ads from Ebony Magazine (1969)

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Well, take a look at this! Vintage Admiral Television ads from Ebony Magazine from the March and April 1969 issues.

Looks like Pete Campbell's fictional pitch sunk in, after all. Albeit, six years too late.

And does anyone find it hilarious that the ad for Admiral Color television was in black and white in a magazine for African-Americans? Ironic, to say the least.

Admiral ran ads in Ebony Magazine starting in 1961 (see below), but their ads didn't feature African-American consumers until 1969.

This ad from 1968 is in color....

Here are the pertinent scenes from Mad Men:

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  1. Love what you're doing lady!! I'm at the Creative Circus for copywriting and looking for vintage ads featuring African Americans. It's interesting, albeit shocking. Thanks for the initiative.

  2. Cool site, it is like watching trough a time machine at the past.