Advertising has developed over the years. After all, there has been so much to advertise about from iPhone 5’s to McDonald’s Big Macs. But did you know that during the 1880’s, there have been this trend of advertising life hacks in cigarette containers? This continued up until the 1940’s!
As you view these cards, keep in mind that they were literally made a hundred years ago so they really didn’t know any better then. So kids, do not try these at home:
How to Make a Fire Extinguisher
How to Stop a Mad Dog
How to Light a Match in the Wind
How to Rescue Someone from Electric Shock
Before you all start protesting how silly these pictures look, these ads actually come with instructions which I did not want to bore you with. LOL. Also, the most expensive of these cards cost about $2.8 million as of 2007. Yep, they really are worth that much. Good luck on finding one! Ha ha! Image Sources: nypl.org