"The Ad*Access Project presents images and database information for over 7,000
advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and
- Ad Flip
"Ad Flip is the world's largest searchable database of classic print
ads from 1940 to the present. You can search by category, by decade,
and by year."
- American Advertising Museum
The American Advertising Museum houses a comprehensive collection of advertising and
business artifacts, and their website includes an Advertising Timeline.
- Emergence of Advertising in America
(1850-1920) "EAA presents over 9,000 images that illustrate the rise of consumer culture,
especially after the American Civil War, and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States."
- Harpweek's 19th Century Advertising History
"HarpWeek has manually indexed all of the almost 40,000 advertisements that
appeared in Harper's Weekly during the 1857-1871 period."
- Truth In Advertising
"A collection of vintage cigarette advertisements from the 1940's and