Monday, 27 February 2012

The Advertising Archives

The Advertising Archives is a commercial site, with over 1 million catalogued images from the mid-19th century to the present.  It was started in 1990 by Larry and Suzanne Viner. The site exists to sell high resolution scans for a variety of uses including editorial, academic and personal, and thumbnails are also available for research.

The site includes posters, postcards, menus, theatre programmes & other ephemera, British & American press adverts, magazine covers and artwork, mail order catalogues, French and Spanish magazine art and British television advertising stills.

Collections can be searched by keyword (with the facility to refine the results by country and decade). You can browse The Advertising Archives by decade and a range of themes (John Bull, or Coca-Cola for example). There are also selections of topical images in 'Hot off the press'.

A full range of associated services is offered (picture research, sales of whole original magazines, valuations, prints from images, etc) to those who register.

The Advertising Archives also has a blog and can be followed on Twitter: @AdArchives

(C) The Advertising Archives


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