Over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955 in the categories of Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II propaganda. Earlier ads can be found in the companion site Emergence of Advertising in America, 1850-1920.
AdViews: A Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials
The AdViews digital collection provides access to thousands of historic television commercials created for clients or acquired by the D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B) advertising agency or its predecessor during the 1950s - 1980s.
Ad Council PSA archives
Browse or search classic and current public service announcements.
Well-known American print ads from 1940-2001. Full access to all ads requires payment, but a limited number are available for free.
A selection of print ads from the mid-19th Century to the present day, mostly from the US and UK with some Spanish and French ads.
More print ads can be found in Historical Newspapers Online (off-campus use for UGA affiliates only) and by browsing the magazines section of Google Books where you can access advertisements printed in back issues of titles such as Life, Ebony, Jet, Popular Mechanics, etc.