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Finding Old Advertisements: Print Resources

A guide to finding old advertisements from magazines and newspapers.


All-American Ads is a wonderful source of various old advertisements. Each book is separated by decade.


Here are just a few examples of our magazine collection. Magazines are a great way to find old advertisements.


If you have questions, please call (573) 882-4581 or visit the Reference Desk at Ellis Library.

Bechstein Piano Ad

Bechstein Piano Ad

Advertisement by Bruno Bielefeld (artist) and digitized by Erik Bohr. Image found in Wikimedia Commons.

Created By

Maureen Willmann
Graduate Assistant