Advertisements at the Modern Graphic History Library

We’ve created a new research guide about advertisements in the MGHL collections. The guide provides an overview of what kinds of advertisements are in our collections and how to find them, links to other digital image collections focused on advertisements, recommended books, and an image gallery showcasing items from our collections. We’ve included a few highlights from the gallery below. Please check out the Advertisements at MGHL research guide to see more.

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Al Parker ad for American Airlines, May 1951, from the Al Parker Collection

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Ad for Campbell’s Soup, illustrator unknown, from the Charles Craver Collection

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Fred Mizen ad for Coca-Cola from Ladies’ Home Journal, February 1925, from the Charles Craver Collection

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Fred Mizen ad for Coca-Cola from Ladies’ Home Journal, February 1925, from the Charles Craver Collection

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Mario Ruben Cooper ad for Pontiac from the Saturday Evening Post, May 11, 1940, from the Charles Craver Collection

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Ad for Van Camp’s Pork and Beans from Ladies’ Home Journal, December 1911, from the Periodicals Collections

About the author

Andrea Degener is the Visual Materials Processing Archivist in the department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries.