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Ads of the World
Contemporary ads from around the world, including award winners.
Stock images including hand drawn original retro illustrations and photographs created by over one hundred talented designers, artists, and photographers who have worked with CSA Design over the decades.
Advertising images focusing on gender content and analysis. Browse by female and male advertisements, body parts, gender roles, and more.
A complete searchable of Vogue, from the first issue in 1988 to the current month.
American advertisements from 1911 to 1955. From Duke University.
An online searchable collection of over 50,000 images of press and TV advertising, magazines, cinema posters, ephemera, and comics.
AIGA Design Archives
AIGA’s annual juried design competitions, 1924 - present. In addition, it features special collections of major American design firms and practitioners.
Emergence of Advertising Art in America: 1850-1920
Presents over 9,000 images relating to the early history of advertising in the United States. Drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University.
Florida International University - The Wolfsonian
One of the largest university art collections in the country focuses on North American and European decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic design dating from 1850 to 1950.
History of Advertising Trust
A large archive of UK adversiting history. Currently, every entry to the British Television Advertising Awards from 1977 to the present are available online (Arrows Archive).
International Advertising & Design Database
An archive of international ads and graphic design.
A museum in New York City exclusively for poster design / advertising / history.
RIT Graphic Design Archive Online
The Graphic Design Archives at the Rochester Institute of Technology document and preserve the work of significant American graphic designers active from the 1920s to the 1950s
More than 100 years of advertising and department store history now available online.
Smithsonian Libraries' Trade Literature Collection
More than 400,000 catalogs, technical manuals, advertising brochures, price lists, company histories and related materials. Researchers use the trade literature collection to determine the history of companies or individual industries, describe styles from furniture to machinery, analyze marketing and management techniques, and examine illustrations of every product imaginable.
VADS: the Online Resource for the Visual Arts
Visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images, including fashion and textiles.
G.R. Little Library
Elizabeth City State University