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  • Film, Video

    [Theater commercial--electric refrigerators]. Buy an electric refrigerator /

    Largely graphic commercial for electric refrigerators in general and a refrigerator show, presumably in Pittsburgh, in particular.

    • Contributor: Afi/Kalinowski (eugene) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1926
  • Film, Video

    [Theater commercial--Flash cleaner] /

    Film advertisement for Flash Cleaner, "cleans the hands and homes of millions." Features triple-exposure shots appealing to both the factory mechanic and the housewife.

    • Contributor: Afi/Keene State College Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 192?
  • Film, Video

    Marvels of Roadside & Main Street America: John Margolies

    The eccentric landmarks glimpsed on a road trip through a car window and the changing commercial vistas on familiar hometown streets can reveal much about America's past and present. John Margolies has made a life's work of documenting and sharing such monuments and environments in photographs, packed lectures and popular books. Scholars of design, photography, commercial vernacular and automotive culture gathered at the Library ...

    • Date: 2011-03-09
  • Film, Video

    [Theater commercial--Onward flour] /

    Film advertisement for Onward Flour, "the finest bread maker in the world." Features a multiple-exposure screen illustrating a bag of Onward flour, a woman making bread, a closeup of a finished loaf of bread, and graphics.

    • Contributor: Afi/Keene State College Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 192?
  • Film, Video

    Gateway to Knowledge Travelling Exhibition

    A specially-designed 18-wheel truck brought treasures and information from the Library of Congress into cities and towns across America. Beginning in September 2010, the "Gateway to Knowledge" rolling exhibition visited sites in states across the Midwest, South, and Northeast through September 2011, concluding its tour where it began, at the Library of Congress National Book Festival. The truck, staffed and driven by two docents ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2011-11-29
  • Film, Video

    Blacks in Advertising Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    Marilyn Kern Foxworth discusses myths and stereotypes in "Blacks in Advertising Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" in a lecture sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division.

    • Contributor: Kern-Foxworth, Marilyn
    • Date: 2004-05-25
  • Film, Video

    Fifty years of Coca-Cola television advertisements highlights from the motion picture archives at the Library of Congress / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Presents television advertisements, outtakes, and experimental footage documenting the historical developments of television advertising for the Coca-Cola carbonated beverage. Includes stop-motion advertising developed between 1954 and 1956; excerpts from the Experimental TV Color Project of 1964; historical, biographical, and finding aid information; timeline; and selected bibliography.

    • Date: 2000
  • Film, Video

    Stephan Pastis: 2015 National Book Festival

    Cartoonist Stephan Pastis appears at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Pastis, Stephan
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video

    Poster Mania in Turn-of-the-Century Paris

    In the 1880s and 1890s, illustrated posters displayed on walls throughout Paris were accused of turning the city into a bazaar and mounting an aggressive assault on the eyes and souls of passersby. Kluge Fellow Karen Carter examines "poster mania," a topic of late 19th-century commentary that linked the viewing of publicity to pathology and madness. French writers appropriated the concepts of hypnosis and ...

    • Contributor: Carter, Karen
    • Date: 2008-05-22
  • Film, Video

    Rosie the Riveter: Real Women Workers in World War II

    Sheridan Harvey explores the evolution of "Rosie the Riveter"and discusses the lives of real women workers in World War II.

    • Contributor: Harvey, Sheridan
    • Date: 2003-05-14
  • Film, Video

    Food Politics: What to Eat in Today's Era of Food Anxiety

    Marion Nestle, a New York University professor of nutrition, discussed "Food Politics: What to East in Today's Era of Food Anxiety" in a lecture sponsored by the Library's Science, Technology and Business Division. With the variety and abundance of foods available in today's market, how do consumers make wise food choices? The nationally known nutrition advocate offered guidance on healthful food selections. According to ...

    • Contributor: Nestle, Marion
    • Date: 2007-04-18
  • Film, Video

    Admiral cigarette /

    44332 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thos. A. Edison; 5Aug1897; 44332. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.

    • Contributor: Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video

    The stenographer's friend, or, What was accomplished by an Edison business phonograph /

    It's a busy day at the office, and the stenographer is exhausted from trying to keep up with the demands on her skills. Even when she stays late, she cannot catch up with all of the work. But then a man comes into the office to demonstrate the many advantages of the Edison System, his company's new business phonograph.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
  • Film, Video

    Animals, Inc.

    Gallup Organization executives Kenneth A. Tucker and Vandana Allman discussed their new book, "Animals, Inc.: A Business Parable for the 21st Century."

    • Date: 2004-06-14
  • Film, Video

    Cooperation in Black & White: Innovative Alliances in the Retail Grocery Trade

    Beginning in the 1890s through the 1930s, independent grocers (white and black) formed a variety of innovative alliances--cartels, buying syndicates, and cooperatives--to navigate major changes within the trade. Through organizations like the Boston Wholesale Grocers' Association, Independent Grocers' Alliance, Red & White Stores, and Colored Merchants' Association, small businessmen formulated alternative ways of dealing and distributing goods, challenged chain stores, and created new entrepreneurial ...

    • Contributor: Spellman, Susan V.
    • Date: 2012-05-03
  • Film, Video

    Presidential Campaign Posters

    Along with every presidential campaign there are great campaign posters. There are also ridiculous ones. In "Presidential Campaign Posters: Two Hundred Years of Election Art" editors and curators of the Library of Congress have mined the institution's extraordinary collections for 100 posters, from the campaigns of Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama.

    • Contributor: Eubanks, Ralph
    • Date: 2012-06-19
  • Film, Video

    Ink and Pixel: A Cartoon View of Campaign 2012

    Editorial cartoonists from the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New Orleans Times-Picayune and Pocho.com discuss the highlights and challenges of creating cartoons, representing opinions from both left and right of center, during the 2012 presidential campaign.

    • Date: 2012-09-13
  • Film, Video

    The Art of Splendor: Islamic Luxury Goods

    A lecture with illustrations the author of Bazaar to Piazza: Islamic Trade and Italian Art, 1300-1600.

    • Contributor: Mack, Rosamond E.
    • Date: 2004-04-19
  • Film, Video

    [Theater commercial--Warner's corsets] /

    A fictionalized story of "Warner's fashionable rust-proof corsets, guaranteed not to rust, break or tear." On the way to bed, a little girl spies her mother's corset and tries it on in front of a mirror. Her younger brother tries to grab it from her, and the two wrestle over the corset as they move into the bathroom. Still fighting for the corset, the ...

    • Contributor: Afi/Raes (walter K. And Marika A.) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 191?