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Advertising card for Rev. S. M. Clark

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. S. M. Clark  Search this
Medium:
ink on cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 1/16 × 3 1/16 in. (12.8 × 7.7 cm)
Type:
advertising cards
Date:
early 20th-mid 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.102.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.102.5
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Advertisement card for Rev. Mrs. V.R. Robinson

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Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. Mrs. V. R. Robinson  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 6 13/16 × 4 15/16 in. (17.3 × 12.6 cm)
Type:
advertising cards
Place depicted:
Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.102.16
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.102.16
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Advertisement card for Rev. R. L. Thomas

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. R. L. Thomas, American, died 1974  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/4 × 4 7/8 in. (21 × 12.4 cm)
Type:
advertising cards
Place depicted:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
mid 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.102.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.102.18
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Advertisement card for Rev. J. H. Smith

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Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. J. H. Smith  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 5/8 × 4 1/2 in. (21.9 × 11.4 cm)
Type:
advertising cards
Place depicted:
Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.102.25
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.102.25
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Advertisement card for Rev. S. M. Malone

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. S. M. Malone  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (26.6 × 18.4 cm)
Type:
advertising cards
Place depicted:
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
mid 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.102.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.102.3
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Advertisement card for Rev. J. H. Smith

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. J. H. Smith  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 7 × 5 in. (17.8 × 12.7 cm)
Type:
advertising cards
Place depicted:
Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.102.30
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.102.30
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Advertisement card for Mrs. Sallie A. Ramsey

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Sallie A. Ramsey  Search this
Medium:
ink on cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 6 11/16 × 4 5/16 in. (17 × 11 cm)
Type:
advertising cards
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.102.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.102.8
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Advertisement card for Hon. W. H. Ward

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Hon. W. H. Ward  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 6 3/4 × 4 5/16 in. (17.1 × 11 cm)
Type:
advertising cards
Place depicted:
Montgomery, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
early 20th-mid 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
United States--Social life and customs  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.102.22
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.102.22
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Advertisement card for Rev. S. A. Bostic

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. S. A. Bostic, American, 1878 - 1944  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 7/8 × 6 in. (22.5 × 15.2 cm)
Type:
advertising cards
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.102.19
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.102.19
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Advertisement card for the Golden Echoes singing group

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Golden Echoes Female Quartette, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 3/8 × 6 15/16 in. (26.4 × 17.6 cm)
Type:
advertising cards
Place depicted:
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
mid 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Religion  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.102.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.102.1
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Advertisement card for the Down Home Quartette

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Down Home Quartette, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 6 7/8 × 8 11/16 in. (17.4 × 22.1 cm)
Type:
advertising cards
Place depicted:
Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
mid 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Religion  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.102.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.102.2
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Advertisement card for the Tuskegee Four

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Four, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 7 × 6 in. (17.8 × 15.2 cm)
Type:
advertising cards
Place depicted:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
mid 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Religion  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.102.27
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.102.27
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Engraving and printing methods, advertisement illustration, technical- and trade-paper advertising, street-car advertising, outdoor advertising, house publications

Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
1909
C1909
20th century
Topic:
Printing--Study and teaching  Search this
Engraving--Technique  Search this
Commercial art--Study and teaching  Search this
Advertising--Study and teaching  Search this
Advertising, Outdoor  Search this
Photoengraving--Study and teaching  Search this
Wood-engraving--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
Z122 .E56 1909
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_531008

Revlon, Incorporated Advertising Collection

Manufacturer:
Revlon, Inc.  Search this
Donor:
Stevens, Martin  Search this
Stevens, Martin  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Commercials
Compact discs
Date:
1936-1986
Summary:
Collection consists of commercial advertisements and promotional materials created by Revlon Incorporated, 1936-1986.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of advertising and promotional materials of Revlon Incorporated from 1936 to 1986. Revlon's print and television advertisements, semi-annual promotions, and techniques of planned obsolescence helped it become one of the leading brands of the cosmetics industry. The materials provide insight into the depiction and importance of beauty throughout the decades. Additionally, the names of models and photographers are identified throughout the collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in two series.

Series 1, Revlon Advertisements, 1936-1986

Series 2, Other Revlon Incorporated Brand Advertisements, 1965-1986
Historical:
In 1932, brothers Charles, Joseph and Martin Revson, and chemist Charles Lachman founded the Revlon company with the goal of creating a mainstream market for nail polish. The introduction of new colors each year branded the product and created a dedicated market. In 1940, Revlon introduced lipstick and by 1952, it achieved tremendous success with its "Fire and Ice" campaign. The Revlon Company continues to expand its product line including beauty tools, skincare, make-up, hair color, and fragrance lines simultaneously advancing the careers of models.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (NMAH.AC.0060)

Albert W. Hampson Commercial Artwork (NMAH.AC.0561)

Cover Girl Advertising Oral History and Documentation Project (NMAH.AC.0374)

NW Ayer Advertising Agency Records (NMAH.AC.0059)
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Martin Stevens in 2007
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use and access on site by appointment.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Beauty culture  Search this
Women in advertising  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Broadcast advertising  Search this
Television advertising  Search this
Cosmetics -- advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tear sheets
Advertisements -- 20th century
Commercials
Compact discs
Citation:
Revlon Advertising Collection, 1936-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Martin Stevens.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0939
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Revlon, Incorporated Advertising Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0939
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The Real Mad Men of Advertising: Sneak Peek

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-01-09T22:02:39.000Z
Youtube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianchannel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_eWLJ-6vsEos

These 20th-Century Technologists Sure Knew How to Throw a Party

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_a725b93daba21836edb5ad4698c3e854

Zippo Lighter Advertising Collection

Collector:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Jones, William (Vice President, Zippo Lighter)  Search this
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Author:
Zippo Manufacturing Company  Search this
Extent:
0.75 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pamphlets
Posters
Articles
Date:
1937 - 1998
Scope and Contents:
Advertising brochures, posters, and articles on the company.
Biographical / Historical:
The Zippo Company has made over 300 million cigarette lighters since it was founded in 1932. The founder, George Blaisdell, believed that the policy of planned obsolescence repulsive, so he guaranteed his product "forever". Any Zippo lighter sent back to the factory has always been repaired at no charge to the customer. According to the company's official history, the lighter's qualities, windproof and rugged, caught on big during World War II when just about every man in the service, dogface to Dwight D. Eisenhower, had one. There are numerous stories of the lighter being used to illuminate airplane instrument panels and as emergency signaling devices. There is a confirmed instance of a lighter working after being frozen in solid ice for four months, and one which survived an 1,100 foot fall. Zippo began diversifying in 1962 into such products as money clips, flashlights and pocket rules. The Case Cutlery Company has been a subsidiary of Zippo since 1993.
Related Materials:
Collected in conjunction with accession no. 1983.0394, Division of Home and Community Life.
Provenance:
Collection donated by William Jones, Vice President of Zippo, March 1983.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cigar lighters -- 1930-1980  Search this
Smoking -- 1930-1980  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets -- 20th century
Posters -- 20th century
Articles
Citation:
Zippo Lighter Advertising Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0094
See more items in:
Zippo Lighter Advertising Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0094

Advertisement for boxing match between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling

Created by:
Twentieth Century Sporting Club, American, 1933 - 1949  Search this
Subject of:
Joe Louis, American, 1914 - 1981  Search this
Max Schmeling, German, 1905 - 2005  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper , wood , glass , metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (framed): 7 1/8 × 13 5/16 × 7/8 in. (18.1 × 33.8 × 2.2 cm)
Type:
advertisements
Place depicted:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1938
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Boxing  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.120.12.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Exhibition:
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.120.12.2
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Advertisement poster for the Eveready Gospel Singers

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Eveready Gospel Singers, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 1/16 × 7 1/16 in. (23 × 17.9 cm)
Type:
broadsides
Place depicted:
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
mid 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.102.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.102.11
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Advertisement card for the Blair Gospel Singers

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Blair Gospel Singers, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 × 5 7/8 in. (22.9 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
broadsides
Place depicted:
Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
mid 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.102.24
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.102.24
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