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Advertising, Illustrations, Photographs

Advertising, Illustrations, Photographs: Selected Sites

Ad Access
Over 7,000 advertisements that appeared in US newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. The ads cover beauty and hygiene, radio, television, transportation, and World War II. Each category has a brief history and can be browsed by topics and year. Searchable by keyword. From the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History and the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University.

Archive of classic print ads, collection of print advertisements dating back to the 1940s

American Memory Project
Various photographs, maps, illustrations

contains over 100,000 downloadable digital images of art works and other documents dating from BC to the present.

Annals of American History
Collection of 2,000 primary sources documents and 700 multimedia pieces searchable by timeline, author, topics or keyword on history and culture of the United States.

AP PhotoArchive
An electronic library containing the AP's current photos and a selection of pictures from their 50 million image print and negative library. International in scope.

ARTstor ImagesA digital image library of over 1,000,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.

Current Biography Illustrated
Provides access to the full text biographies, images, and obituaries from all of the volumes of Current Biography Yearbook.

DIDO Image Bank
Contains approximately 30,000 images from the I.U. Fine Arts Slide Library collection encompassing the full breadth of art historical periods and media.

EBSCO Images
A searchable collection of images ranging from photographs and maps to illustrations and etchings.

Emergence of Advertising in America
presents over 9,000 images relating to the early history of advertising in the United States. The materials, drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, 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 most ubiquitous feature of modern American business and culture.

Frank M. Hohenberger Collection
The collection, dating from 1917-1960 and housed in the Lilly Library, consists primarily of photographs by Frank Michael Hohenberger, 1876-1963, Brown County photographer and newspaperman

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum
Photographs, audio and text from the Roosevelt library; images of the depression, war and New Deal initiatives as well as the Roosevelt family

Index of Christian Art
Index to over 45,000 works of Christian art from early Christian period to A.D. 1400.

League of Nations Photo Archive
This website provides access to photos from the League of Nations Archives, including individuals, Assemblies, Councils, Commissions and Committes and delegations.

Library of Congress
Searchable catalog of items in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Reading Room.

Life Magazine photos
Searchable archive of photographs from Life Magazine

Medicine and Madison Avenue
a database of over 600 health-related ads from newspapers and magazines which appeared between 1911 and 1958. There are also 35 selected historical documents about health-related advertisements.

Product Launch Analytics
The world's largest database of new consumer packaged goods with well over one million new products spanning more than two decades. Pictures of commercial products.

Sanborn Maps
Online access to Sanborn maps for all fifty states, large-scale plans containing data that can help estimate the potential risk for urban structures.

VADS: Visual Arts Data Service An online collection of more than 120,000 images of rare and unique library, museum, and archives collections across the United Kingdom.

Smithsonian Photographic Database
By Smithsonian Printing & Photographic Services; 640 X 480 GIF images of their collections, covering topics ranging from Art, to Air and Space, Science, Nature, Technology, History, and People-Places

Time Magazine Covers
Covers of Time from 1923 to the present

U. S. Steel Gary Works Photograph Collection, 1906-1971
Collection of photographs of the Gary Works steel mill and the corporate town of Gary, Indiana.

jg     last updated December 18, 2011

last updated: 12/19/2011