The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

How do you convince consumers that your product has real staying power? Show people using it in the future. These ads are filled with robots, flying cars, and distant planets—and occasionally uncanny views of the future.

A Royal Typewriter ad from the 1930s

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

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"A Man's Home is His Castle," National Hotel Management Corporation, illustration by Arthur Radebaugh, c. 1938

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

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New paint ingredient solves difficult problem for world of tomorrow, 1939

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

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Seagram's whisky ads from LIFE Magazine, early 1940s

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

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"Visions of the Future" ads for Bohn, from the 1940s

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

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Retrofuturistic ads for the National Motor Bearing Corporation in Fortune Magazine, early 1950s

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

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Galaxy Light Whiskey, the Pan Galactic Gargle Baster of the '60s

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

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RCA transistors ad with illustration by A. C. Radebaugh, 1964

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

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Tomorrow's Lestoil, 1968

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

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Benson & Hedges 100's ad from the 1970s

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

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Tom Baker Prime Computer ads from 1980

Here you can find more hilarious computer ads from the Golden Age of PCs.

Bonus: Hooray for Moloko Plus! from a 1951 Starlac Nonfat Milk ad

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

The Most Amazing Scifi Themed Ads of the 20th Century

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