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Magazine Art: Jobs and Businesses
Magazine Art: Jobs and Businesses
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6
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551
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Get to work! We don't pay you to sit around moping in front of the computer! Maybe you should try this small business at home? Or, if you want to learn a new trade, there are plenty of ways to do that.
Topic: magazine
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Buy land; they ain't making any more of it. Well, they are; but not so's it matters. Ads for it. Leave where you are and come to somewhere else!
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Farm Ads
Magazine Art: Farm Ads
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4
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972
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If it goes on a farm, it goes here.
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Tech
Magazine Art: Tech
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3
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1,339
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Our magazines, especially those aimed at men, have always been full of ads for neat technology stuff (to use the technical term). Here's the category for all those ads (except for Radio/Audio/TV, which has its own category).
Topic: magazine
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Money. Ads for those people who have grabbed onto your money, and will only reluctantly give it back to you.
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Bicycle Parts & Accessories
Magazine Art: Bicycle Parts & Accessories
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8
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1,433
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Buy and bicycle or build it; repair it; add on it; or dress for the occasion.
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Music and Musical Instruments
Magazine Art: Music and Musical Instruments
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16
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2,878
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Find here ads for instruments, sheet music, musical books, accessories, concerts; anything music-related. However, note that phonographs and record players and gramophones have their own section, with radios, televisions and the like.
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Education and Training
Magazine Art: Education and Training
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12
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1,545
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Always a mainstay of the magazine advertising pages, companies that promise to train you for a new job or educate you for a new role in life or society have given us images that have become part of our popular culture.
Topic: magazine
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Pens and pencils and paper and office supplies. Now we have major national chains providing these materials to the end consumer. Back in the day we needed to see ads like these to decide what to buy. Hey, we still do.
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Toys and Games
Magazine Art: Toys and Games
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24
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5,569
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Toys. Games. Let's play.
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Bicycles & Motorcycles
Magazine Art: Bicycles & Motorcycles
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46
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9,300
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Bicycles became vastly popular in the late 19th century and paved the way (sorry!) for automobiles by creating a population that wanted good, smooth, hard-surfaced roads and plenty of them. Motorcycles were an adaption that combined the best and worst of the two. And then there were motorbikes, and scooters, and any motorized conveyance that could spring full-blown from the head of the American backyard inventor.
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Sports and Guns
Magazine Art: Sports and Guns
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47
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9,697
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Advertisements for outdoor and indoor sports and equipment for them. Guns, rods, racquets, balls; the list is endless.
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Travel and Transportation
Magazine Art: Travel and Transportation
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230
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27,393
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Build a transportation system, and people and things will travel. Here are ads for all things related.
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Cameras and Photography
Magazine Art: Cameras and Photography
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27
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5,644
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Without cameras the magazineart.org would be a lot smaller and less interesting. Hail photography!
Topic: magazine
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Audio, and early video, and records, and entertainment. The beginnings of an industry that is still with us, slowly engulfing (or being engulfed by) the computer industry.
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Health and Medicine
Magazine Art: Health and Medicine
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152
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23,502
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Health and medicine ads have supported numberless magazines over the years. Some publishers refused patent medicine ads, and some got rich on them. Ditto for equipment, which can range from something as straightforward as crutches to something as questionable and as "Violet Rays". Techniques can be as simple as yoga and as complex as sequestration in a private hospital.
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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361
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68,652
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Automobile ads kept magazines going through good times and hard. High-ticket items, they could afford to pay for color reproduction when that was too expensive for most other products. Everybody knows something about cars! Some of these ads were created by the best artists in the business. And some of them are just fun to look at as nostalgia; or, if you prefer, ancient history. Trucks here, too. Also wagons and carriages.    If you like these, check out this great website of scans of...
Topic: magazine
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Art prints have been around as long as printing has been around. Film, movies, cinema, as an art that moves, only a short time, but fully the memory of living humans. Books and magazines have been the subject of ads as long as the memory of humankind. Or so it would seem. Not only did magazines run ads for themselves and for other titles from the same publisher, they often ran ads for totally unconnected magazine titles. Sometimes they sold the space to the other publisher, and sometimes they...
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Household Items
Magazine Art: Household Items
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264
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40,495
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Here are the ads for the common everyday household things you need to have around to keep the place clean and running. And also the objects of beauty that make life worthwhile. A little bit of decoration, a little bit of dirt removal.
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Tobacco Products
Magazine Art: Tobacco Products
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250
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55,753
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A noxious weed, and an important part of the American economy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, tobacco advertising paid for many an editorial lunch and kept lots of artists employed.
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Food and Beverages
Magazine Art: Food and Beverages
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579
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104,513
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Advertisements for meat, corn flakes, candy bars, flour, beer, wine, spirits, broccoli, peanut butter: Here they are.
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Personal and Human Aspects
Magazine Art: Personal and Human Aspects
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218
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38,277
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Mainstays of the advertising pages were personal items such as toiletries, beauty aids, perfumes, bath and facial soaps, and the like. Human interactions are important: Flowers, cards, notes.
Topic: magazine
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
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133
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38,372
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Clothing and fashions pay the bills at our department stores and shopping malls. We pay the bills for our clothing and fashions. And advertisements in magazines told us what we were going to buy (or make), and why.
Topic: magazine