There is bound to be the occasional advert that causes you to roll your eyes or tut at the telly, but they have nothing on these vintage marketing ploys.

According to the Daily Mail, a series of retro adverts, shared on Imgur and sourced from historical publications, have revealed the bizarre and extremely offensive posters of the past.

In many cases it is hard to believe the products in the bulletins ever existed, due to the fact they are either extremely outdated or plain illegal.

One notice advises customers complaining of dental problems to invest in "cocaine toothache drops" accompanied by an illustration of two children.

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In other cases the campaigns are simply extremely offensive with many carrying sexist slogans.

However offensive they may be, they sure are a sign of how far we have come.

This ad for KitchenAid suggests women ought to buy one for their husband's benefit. Photo / Imgur
This ad for KitchenAid suggests women ought to buy one for their husband's benefit. Photo / Imgur
Having sex before marriage is apparently as bad as dating one of the world's most notorious dictators. Photo / Imgur
Having sex before marriage is apparently as bad as dating one of the world's most notorious dictators. Photo / Imgur
A cosmetics brand chose to sexualise a young girl to sell their product. Photo / Boredpanda
A cosmetics brand chose to sexualise a young girl to sell their product. Photo / Boredpanda
Sticking your hair to your face with tape was a trend that didn't ... stick. Photo / Imgur
Sticking your hair to your face with tape was a trend that didn't ... stick. Photo / Imgur
The 1930's: When you could afford a house and smashed avocado. Photo / Imgur
The 1930's: When you could afford a house and smashed avocado. Photo / Imgur