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History of Advertising

19th Century Advertising History

Collection of early advertising campaigns found in Harper's Weekly offers a brief glimpse into the mindset of the consumer of 1857 through 1916.


Project supported by the Duke Endowment "Library 2000" Fund. Presents images of and information on over 7,000 advertisements printed in United States and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.


Archive of classic print ads with e-cards, audio magazines, and related publications.

American Advertising Museum

Major exhibition, research and education center for advertising and business artifacts.

The History of Advertising Trust

Provides an archive of UK advertising that features unique collections and study resources from 1800 to the present.

Vintage Ad Browser

Contains a large variety of vintage advertisements, organized by category. Also offers search function.

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