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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Our Government Says: Don't Waste Food W0286
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Barbasol. No brush. No lather. No rub-in. BH0769
View the highlight item: More Than A Train...A Symbol
More Than A Train...A Symbol T2871
View the highlight item: CotyTan The Smartest Coat Of Tan
CotyTan The Smartest Coat Of Tan BH1475
View the highlight item: The chipped teacup of the Patriotic Mrs. Jones
The chipped teacup of the Patriotic Mrs. Jones W0004
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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