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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For 59 years known for quality in everything... R0573
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G-E Ultra-Vision TV0630
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"It floats" Ivory Soap BH0799
View the highlight item: Why America wins Olympics
Why America wins Olympics BH1191
View the highlight item: Most men ask "Is she pretty?" not "Is she clever?"
Most men ask "Is she pretty?" not "Is she clever?" BH1218
View the highlight item: Kotex: Kotex completes Milady's toilette,...
Kotex: Kotex completes Milady's toilette,... BH0235

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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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