Since there’s nothing newsworthy happening in the world right now except for the summertime conditions in New York City being too summery, here’re some vintage air conditioner ads.

They harken back to an era when the ubiquitous appliance that we all take so easily for granted, was still quite the marvel of technology. The ads range in date from the 1940s to the 1960s and run the entire gamut from straight up misogynistic to the downright bizarre. (Images: Vintage Adventures)