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Billboards Photoprint Collection, ca. 1920's

view Billboards Photoprint Collection, ca. 1920's digital asset number 1
Collector:
Mooney, Philip F
Subject:
Maxwell (R. C.) Company
Physical description:
0.1 cubic feet: 1 box: 8 photoprints, 6" x 9"
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
Indiana
Date:
1920
1930
ca 1920s
1920-1930
Notes:
Large outdoor billboards advertising various products were prominent in the U.S. countryside of the 1920s as the automobile age entered its rapid development phase.
Summary:
Black-and-white photoprints of large road-side billboards advertising products and services ranging from radios to a health sanitarium to house paints. Four are dated 1925-1927, but locations are not indicated except for the sanatarium (in Indiana). The prints are credited on the verso to the photographic department of R.C. Maxwell Co., Trenton, N.J., apparently a company which erected and maintained billboards, as their name appears on one of the photographed billboards.
Cite as:
Billboards Photoprint Collection, ca. 1920-1930, Archives Center
Topic:
Billboards
Advertising, Outdoor
Sanatoriums
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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