An original advertisement connects you to a time period that was the genesis and heyday of a brand or product. So many companies and lifestyles are omnipresent nowadays, it’s easy to forget what life was like before - when they were starting out, fledgling, hadn’t taken off yet. Ads help us reflect on how business, consumerism, and culture has changed drastically over the decades. Watches weren’t always collectible, Nike wasn’t always a multi-billion dollar giant, traveling internationally didn’t happen on a whim.