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Advertising – Cigarettes

Instead of a cigarette, enjoy a small sampling from our chronological assortment of 1000’s cigarette ads, from the 1920’s till today, currently on display on the top shelf of the picture collection.

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1920-1929

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1930-1939

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1940-1949

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1950-1959

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1960-1969

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1970-1979

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1980-1989

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1990-1999

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2000-2009

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2010-2019

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Signs & Billboards

A sign is something that can point you towards an attraction – towards a milkshake, a movie, or a neighboring town — but some signs are so unique, or so bleakly common, that they themselves become attractions (or un-attractions). Check out some of the more unusual signs here at the picture collection – there are 98 pictures and 12 booklets waiting for you.

Queens, NY
KalTech Industries Group
Manufacturers of Environmental Graphics and Signage
InfoNorm Sign System

Amarillo, Texas
Photo by Howard Ande

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Drive-In Movie Theaters

Drive-In Movie Theaters

Zambia
National Geographic. September 2005.
Photo by Lynn Johnson.

Black & White Magazine, Issue 45. September 2006.

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Bangkok, Thailand
National Geographic. November 1955.

National Lampoon, August 1990.

National Lampoon, August 1989.

National Lampoon, August 1989.

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Communication Arts, Advertising Annual 54

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Your new,  beloved Communications Arts Advertising Annual has arrived in your beloved library. You will peruse this issue heavily, both because it interests you and because you’ve been instructed to do so by your instructors.  Below, enjoy the cover, the table of contents, and a sneak peak at pages 102 and 103.

We have a nearly complete run of Communication Arts starting with v. 1, n. 2 (September 1959).

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table of contents 1

table of contents 2

page 102

page 103