The Ad Access Project

The Ad Access Project presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II. From Duke University.

The Emergence of Advertising in America

A database of over 9,000 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States. From Duke University.

Library of Congress American Memory Advertising Collections

Collections include Broadsides and Printed Ephemera, Coca-Cola Advertising, and WPA posters from 1936-1943.

Medicine and Madison Avenue

A database of over 600 advertisements and historical documents dated between 1911 and 1958, relating to the creation and influence of health-related advertising. From Duke University.

Search over 44,000 photos, paintings, videos, articles, interviews, lectures and original works of fine art. All by you.

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