Only a Boomer can recognize all these brand names from the Sixties

What is being sold in these vintage ads?

Flipping through old magazines is a time machine. The articles are fascinating, for sure, but the advertisements are just as interesting in hindsight. In fact, the ads might be a better capsule of the time.

The following products were all featured in LIFE Magazine in 1966. Some of them lasted for decades — and even might be around today.

But most likely, you had to live through the 1960s to remember them. Or at least really know your pop culture. Good luck!

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  1. What was Pan Am?
  2. Where would you put Hush Puppies?
  3. Competitors Philco and Admiral were both advertising the same products. What were they?
  4. Stardust declared, "Go where the action is." What "luxury" was Stardust selling for $8–$10?
  5. Tappan touted its "Time Machines." What kind of machines were they?
  6. Old Grand-Dad was the head of the family. What kind of product was it?
  7. Enco used this smiling tiger to sell its…?
  8. McGregor had the "young ideas." Ideas about what?
  9. Kelvinator
  10. What brand used this logo?
  11. Wink
  12. Herculon

Only a Boomer can recognize all these brand names from the Sixties

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Dario 1 month ago
11 out of 12! 😁😁😁😁😁
DerekBird 16 months ago
You got 10 out of 12
Looks like you had these right at the top of your head! Nice work!

The two that I missed Were stupid Cooze, so it fits that I'd miss them. Time for me to go have a Pepsi.
Me2you DerekBird 16 months ago
Coke , its better
EllisClevenger 25 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
Looks like you had these right at the top of your head! Nice work!
Elkoman 29 months ago
11 of 12 , wasn’t old enough to drink then, beer almost got me! Cool can
Veronica 29 months ago
I'm a Gen-Xer, yet I still got everything correct. But that's because I made a guess on some of them. With others, like Kelvinator, Tappan, Pan Am, and Hush Puppies, I already knew what they were. :)
EllisClevenger 30 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
Looks like you had these right at the top of your head! Nice work!
I have a question.
#7 ENCO
In what part of the country?
Where I lived, it was ESSO.
ltcmdrbrown 30 months ago
10/12. Not a boomer, just a trivia feel.
TheDavBow3 30 months ago
10/12. Not too bad. Missed the Schlitz one. Also missed the Stardust casino one. I associate "Where The Action Is" to the Paul Revere and the Raiders TV show 😊. Fun.
Dale 30 months ago
"You got 11 out of 12 Looks like you had these right at the top of your head! Nice work!"
The only one I missed was # 6, Old Grand-Dad. Never heard of them. But in my defense, I came from a dry family and I don't think booze could advertise on TV back then. Should have read LIFE magazine more often I guess.
sgruss Dale 30 months ago
Oh, yes, booze and cigarettes were common sponsors of TV shows in the 60s. But Old Grandad May have been a regional thing. I missed Wink...never heard of it.
Kim 30 months ago
Oops, missed #10. We had another name for Schlitz...can't print it here
thedude1500 Kim 30 months ago
But Schlitz had gusto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC8mqPLHDVU
AlF 30 months ago
10/12. Grapefruit soda?! Blech!!
thedude1500 AlF 30 months ago
Then you might want to avoid Squirt as well.
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