These Creepy 1950s Vitamin Mascots Intended To Promote a Healthy Diet

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1950s was a very different time. These are Dayalets – popular vitamins back in the 1950s, but they were also so much more: they were glimpses into the hideous, ironic permutations that awaits people who have inaccurate vitamin consumption habits. And keep in mind these are designed to hang in doctor’s offices and make patients WANT Dayalets. Most people would want something else, like an exorcism.

1950s creepy vitamin mascot.

Back in the 1950s, the company behind Dayalets used food, candy and cigarettes to create a series of terrifying advertising mascots. They designed the advertisements to be hung in doctors’ offices and inspire patients to take Dayalets. Dayalets, also known as “the people’s medicine,” were thought to right all the wrongs of a meat-and-potatoes diet and heavy smoking regimen, as was popular at the time.

1950s creepy vitamin mascot.

1950s creepy vitamin mascot.

1950s creepy vitamin mascot.

1950s creepy vitamin mascot.

1950s creepy vitamin mascot.

1950s creepy vitamin mascot.

1950s creepy vitamin mascot.

1950s creepy vitamin mascot.

1950s creepy vitamin mascot.

1950s creepy vitamin mascot.

1950s creepy vitamin mascot.

1950s creepy vitamin mascot.

1950s creepy vitamin mascot.

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  1. #8 looks like Trump. Definitely not a lady.

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  2. The newly released Democratic candidates running for President in 2024. Good looking group.

    • A dose of 4 more years of Vitamin D would be healthy for the U.S.
      The swamp burger king from 2016-2020 is junk food.

  3. I find these actually quite smart.

  4. Poignant Peter August 10, 2022

    Were the people responsible for the Campaign on the LSD Trials?

  5. Nah–#8 is Senator Rand Paul.

  6. Vitamin, is that pronounced— vit-amin or vight-amin.
    I get so confused.

  7. Pierre La Puck, yes no maybe so. August 11, 2022

    If there are any Toronto Maple Leaf fans among the readers.
    If so you finally made first place.
    #1 being the most obnoxious fans
    #1 having the most obnoxious sport casters
    Congratulations!!

    • Yeah, each time they win 3 games in a row the broadcaster starts
      talking up how the Leafs even without Daryl Sittler or Johnny Bower
      will still win the cup this year.

  8. This is pure genius, reminds of a painter called Arcimboldo, look it up.

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