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These Ads from the Past Seem Funny Today

Tetley’s Teas; 1800s

Physical punishment in the 19th century was commonplace. This was the ‘spare the rod, spoil the child’ era and parents applied this principle religiously. Tetley’s Tea did this ad claiming that the tea was as good as an exceptional child who is never beaten. This was a hard time to be a child with all the beatings and child labor.

These Ads from the Past Seem Funny Today
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Laws that protect children from labor such as working in factories only came in force in 1938. Children who worked were often forced into labor and treated horribly in their places of work, suffering all types of abuse in many instances. This was a bitter ad for tea that was supposed to taste sweet.

This article was originally published on tworeddots and has been republished here with permission.

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