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Dustbusters debuted around 1979, along with these festive ads.
Many ads of the 1950s had a recurring theme: housewives craving a shiny vacuum cleaner for Christmas.
Babies always sell –- a tenet that has worked well for advertisers since at least the Depression Era.
"Mad Men" fans might see Betty and little Sally Draper in this ad from the early 1960s.
The early 20th century was all about getting work done before 10 a.m., apparently.
The stripped-down aesthetics of 1950s hepcat fashion seeped in vacuum cleaner ads of the same era.
Hitler was no match for Eureka in 1943.
Psychedelic colors found their way into this ad from the mid-1960s.
The 1920s were all about making sure that dance floor stayed party-ready.
This ad from the 1960s focused on ease of use.
Wartime advertisers linked their products to the unbeatable American spirit.
This campaign from the mid-1940s looks more like a car ad.
Once World War II ended, America was back to focusing on the home -- and, apparently, how clean it could get.
General Electric let America know their vacuums would complement the small-waisted Dior silhouette of the mid-1950s.