Ad*Access

Over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements covering five product categories - Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II propaganda - dated between 1911 and 1955.More »

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G-E Ultra-Vision TV0630
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Our Government Says: Don't Waste Food W0286
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Pass the Ammunition! W0078
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Now! chief cause of Perspiration Odor Stopped... BH2311
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Would your husband marry you again? BH0996
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I've learned my lesson BH1444

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The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment "Library 2000" Fund, presents images and 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, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection available at Duke University. The advertisements are from the J. Walter Thompson Company Competitive Advertisements Collection of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History in Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

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Ann Elsner in honor of Allan Todd Sagraves

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The Man Machine

by Zeke Graves 17 days ago

In the spirit of Friday fun (and to keep with my running theme of obsolete, obscure, and endangered audio equipment,) I present this gallery of anthropomorphic electronics from Rubenstein Library’s Ad*Access digital collection. Enjoy!

Digital Dogs

by Cory Lown about 2 years ago

Advertising Culture

by Cory Lown over 2 years ago

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The preservation of the Duke University Libraries Digital Collections and the Duke Digital Repository programs are supported in part by the Lowell and Eileen Aptman Digital Preservation Fund