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Good Morning! Published 1915.

[Detail] Good Morning! Published 1915


Collection Overview

The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920, presents over 9,000 images documenting the development of advertising in the United States. Included in this collection are early advertisements, books on developing advertising campaigns, images of billboards, and items such as cookbooks that were given to people to encourage support for certain products.

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Historical Eras

These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection, although they may not be all-encompassing.

  • The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
  • Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
  • Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930

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