Historical context and ideas for integrating individual digital collections of primary sources into instruction.
An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection provides a unique view of American History using items such as posters, business cards, flyers, catalogs, advertisements and leaflets.
Baseball Cards, 1887-1914 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Were these cards educational for children, or simply an advertising tactic of the tobacco corporations?
By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943 (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection offers a a variety of posters created by Federal Projects that advertise products and happenings during this timeframe.
The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920 (Summary Only) Emergence of Advertising in America presents over 9,000 images documenting the development of advertising in the United States.
Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements: Highlights from the Motion Picture Archives at the Library of Congress (Summary Only) Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements presents a variety of television advertisements, never-broadcast outtakes, and experimental footage reflecting the historical development of television advertising for a major commercial product.
Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Be sure to search on the keyword - "advertising" - in this collection to find a number of ads and pamphlets from this era.
Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Browse through individual issues to view World War I era advertisements intended to appeal primarily to a male audience.
Washington as It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959 (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection contains photos and graphic materials that were used in advertising and present the ideals they convey.
Washington During the Civil War: The Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft, 1861-1865 (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection documents life in Civil War era Washington, D.C. as seen through the eyes of Horatio Taft.