The tag-line of this blog is “A tiny window into 637 Periodical Titles & 200,000+ images divided into 910 Picture Subjects.” 95 of those subjects have the parent subject Advertising. There are 16 subcategories of Advertising (Beer, Cigarettes, Cosmetics & Grooming, Drugs & Medicine, Fashion, Finance, etc.). Those subcategories are then divided chronologically, for the most part into decades. This arrangement allows users to see how illustration (or the lack of it), graphic design, copy, and advertising strategies have evolved over time.

Advertising–Tourism, which has nearly 1000 items, is divided thus: 1890-1919, 1920-1929, 1930-1939, 1940-1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-2009, and soon 2010-2019. A generous sampling follows.

October 1904

From Travel Magazine, November 1926

From Travel Magazine, December 1926


By Horace Taylor, From The Artist, June 1933

1949. 62 Years later, the Florida Vacation persists.

1950. This is a whole pamphlet published by the Pan American Union.


National Geographic, June 1968

Smithsonian, October 1972



Culture & Travel, July/August 2008


Posted on March 4, 2011, in Advertising, Graphic Design, Illustration, Picture Collection. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

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