Offensive & Politically Incorrect Advertising & Propaganda Racism This marmelade ad from 1910 shows amongst others, a golliwog. I've never seen one in my lifetime, but, to my surprise, they are apparently still for sale in some countries. A classic take on the classic stereotype of the black servant (or slave?) No fuss, to the point racist packaging. With the combination of the Uncle Sam figure and the proclamation in his hand, its reasonable to suspect that this 1882 advert is a kind of weird play on the Chinese Exclusion Act which was passed as US law that same year. More than a century later, in 2007, we find these somewhat less explicit posters in Switzerland, promoting the right wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) and various supported initiatives. Naturally, the birds trying to get a bite out of Switzerland aren't white doves or owls, they're crows, black as the night, with obvious symbolism. Cigarettes I think anyone who's ever inhaled a puff of cigarette smoke could see the irony in recommending smoking as a treatment for a sore throat.
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