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Advertising Collections & Museums

A resource for the worldwide advertising community.

A digital archive of vintage television commercials created by D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B) dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. Produced in part by Duke University and the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Advertising Icon Museum
An incredible collection of more than 900 advertising icons spanning a century of American history.

D'Arcy Collection
The D'Arcy collection documents the social, economic, and cultural changes in America over key historical periods.

Duke University, The Hartman Collection

Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
The Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History of Duke University presents over 9,000 images relating to the early history of advertising in the United States.

Library of Congress, American Memory

Medicine and Madison Avenue
Available through Duke University, this project is a database of over 600 health-related ads from newspapers and magazines which appeared between 1911 and 1958.

Woodward Collection
The Woodward Collection of Advertising, is the world's largest with approximately 4 million ads.