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J. Walter Thompson: Advertising America (AM Explorer)
The J. Walter Thompson Company Archive documents the history, operation, policies and accomplishments of one of the world's largest and oldest advertising firms. The papers here reveal many aspects of twentieth-century cultural, social, business, marketing, consumer and economic history while investigating the human psyche.
Ad*Access, 1911-1955 - Duke University
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Advertising Archives, mid-19th century to present
"British & American Press Adverts
British & American Magazine Covers and Artwork including story Illustrations
Rare French & Spanish Magazine Art
British TV Advertising Stills
Mail Order Catalogues
Posters, Postcards, Menus, Theatre Programmes & other Ephemera
Wide selection of Vintage Magazines
Sears Archives, 1886 to present
Images of homes, products, brands
Stanford Research Into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising (SRITA)
Plus Pods, Heat, E-Cigs, Chewing, Marijuana, Hookah, Pipe/Cigars
Vintage Ad Browser
"Vintage ads are shown here in fair use context. Every gallery's images are © by their
original company or artist. This site does not endorse any advertisement."
Advanced Search. Limit to Document Type=Advertisement, Illustration, Image/Photograph.
Women's Magazine Archive This link opens in a new window
An archival research resource comprising the backfiles of leading women's interest consumer magazines. Issues are scanned in high-resolution color and feature detailed article-level indexing. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005.
Gallery of Graphic Design, 1930-1969 (magazines)
Summary (filter) by magazine, product, illustrator, keyword, magazine year, magazine issue.
Magazines: Life, Woman's Day, Good Housekeeping, Time, Saturday Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal, Newsweek, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, Sports Illustrated, Look, Liberty, Woman's Home Companion, Photoplay, The Home Magazine, Coronet, Popular Science
"Search within this publication" - Limit to Document Type=Advertisement.
Life Magazine, 1883-1936
Click on Advanced Search. Limit to Document Type=Advertisements.
LIFE Magazine, 1936-1972
In "Search Inside" box, type Advertisement and the name of the product or keyword.
ARTstor This link opens in a new window
ARTstor is a database of images from museums, artists, libraries, colleges and universities, scholars, private collections, and photo archives available for teaching, education, and scholarship, with all images cleared for educational use.