• Ad*Access

    An image database of over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Covering five categories – Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II.

  • Emergence of Advertising in America 1850-1920

    A database of over 9,000 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture, especially after the American Civil War, and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States. Digitized Collections of Duke University.

  • The 19th-Century American Trade Cards

    More than 1,000 images of 19th-century advertising trade cards selected from the Historical Collections at Baker Library ( Harvard Business School). As one of the most popular forms of advertising in the 19th-century, and as indicators of consumer habits, social values, and marketing techniques, trade cards are of interest to scholars of business history, American studies, graphic design and printing history, and social and cultural history.