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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Barbasol. No brush. No lather. No rub-in. BH0769
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Marilyn Monroe Discovers The World's Most... BH1939
View the highlight item: Kotex: Kotex completes Milady's toilette,...
Kotex: Kotex completes Milady's toilette,... BH0235
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"How I stepped into the most surprising role of... T2502
View the highlight item: Why America wins Olympics
Why America wins Olympics BH1191

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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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