Historical advertisements provide a significant and informative perspective on the evolution of modern American and international business and culture. There are hundreds of collectors organizations, countless archives like the Emergence of Advertising in America archive at Duke, seemingly endless exhibits in our universities and institutions like The Smithsonian, and millions of nostalgic collectors and historical decorators who seek original antique and vintage advertising.
Period Paper leads the world in this historical advertising market, with 10's of thousands of original print ads including the most rare and obscure (ads dating back to the 1790's), to the historically significant, to the everyday snapshot or focus of a society, or country, or business at a given time in history.
While tags and categories may help you navigate our collection, starting with a search by keyword is likely the best way to begin.
This is an original 1890 two-page print article about the Robinson Radial Car Truck, invented by the Robinson Radial Car Truck Company, 95 Milk Street, Boston. The Robinson truck was... View full product details
This is an original 1874 halftone print of an overhead traveling cranes in operation along the docks of Middlesbrough, England. The traveling staging or gantry of each crane has a... View full product details