Advertising is also the subject of another American Memory collection, "The
Emergence of Advertising in America 1850-1920," which presents more than 9,000 images relating to the early history of advertising in the United States. The materials include cookbooks, photographs of billboards, print advertisements, trade cards, calendars, almanacs and leaflets for a multitude of products. Together, they illuminate the early evolution of this ubiquitous feature of modern American business and culture.
Still not satisfied? Then go to the Prints
and Photographs Online Catalog and type in "advertising." Then click on the "preview images" button. You will discover a wealth of images, posters and other materials relating to advertising.
A. Ken Stewart/Creative Arts Agency, the first of the Polar Bear commercials, from 1993. This ad was launched with the beginning of the "Always" campaign, 1993. Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Reproduction information: See "Copyright and Other Restrictions" at //memory.loc.gov/ammem/ccmphtml/colares.html
B. McCann-Erickson, Producer/Advertising Agency, Hilltop Outtake Tape Reel No. 2, 1971. Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Reproduction information: See "Copyright and Other Restrictions" at //memory.loc.gov/ammem/ccmphtml/colares.html