US and Canadian print advertisements 1911-1955
Online archive of print ads. Requires a subscription for some content.
- American Periodical Serials (1740-1900)
Go to advanced search, type in keywords and select document type ‘advertisement’.
- Canadian Advertising Museum
- Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
- Found in Mom's Basement
Collection of advertisements browseable by date and subject.
- History of Advertising Trust
Collection of UK print advertisements.
- International Advertising & Design Database
- New York Times - Proquest Historical Newspapers (1851-2007)
Select document type as 'advertisement' or 'display ad'. To search across all historical newspapers, go to top of page and change database list to include other Proquest Historical Newspaper titles.
- Osler Print Collection Online
Medical and pharmaceutical advertisements from McGill's Osler Library
- Picture Post Historical Archive
Go to the Advanced search to search advertisements from the British magazine Picture Post (1939-1957)
- Vintage Ad Browser
1000s of advertisement from the early 1800s to present. Browse by subject.
Searchable archive of the magazine Vogue going to back 1892 including full-page advertisements.
- Women's Wear Daily
Go to advanced search and select 'advertisements'