This is our old format of the Ad
Art Gallery. It still works so why delete it!
Our New Ad Art Gallery can be found
HERE with a click
|Go to any big city in this great
country and you will most likely find an art gallery filled with works
of the "Masters" and lesser known artists.
|I'll bet you didn't know that we are on
the brink of loosing forever some of our most prolific and creative art
from the recent past. Yes... we're talking about the beautiful art
work found in the older "pre-owned" magazines so many of us
have discarded as nuisances over the years. No... I'm not talking
about the modern day magazines with their slick, ho hum photographs, I'm
referring to the early 1900's versions. The technology in those
early days precluded the mass use of photographs in the printing
process, so guess what... the magazines hired artists to create their
covers and embellish their advertisements.
|If those same artists had applied their
talents to canvas... many of their paintings would now be hanging in
those same art gallery's in those same big cities mentioned above.
|We have made it a mission at Nostalgiaville
to salvage a portion of this wonderful art before it is all discarded
and hauled to the landfills. Because our presentation of the ad
art is in a chronological or date order, there's an added bonus to your
journey with us. As you page through this section, you will step
into history and be swept along like in a time machine. You will
see events and products evolve before your very eyes as you progress
quickly through time as projected by the ad art.
|So, come on... grab your mouse and
click your way to a fascinating journey through time by choosing a
"port of entry" from those listed to follow. Oh... by
the way... click on any picture outlined in blue
for a screen full of enlargement and delight.
|Early publishers focused their most
attention on their magazine covers. Like modern day publications,
the cover sells. An eye-catching covers increased circulation, the
life blood of a magazines existence. The best art by the best artists of
the time produced an avalanche of great classic works that adorned early
MAGAZINE COVERS SELECTIONS
|Beer & Soda magazine ads are one area
we specialize in because we collect the same.
|Magazine adds from the past provide a
view into the very soul of a wide variety of our favorite collectibles.
They can even become collectibles themselves and offer colorful wall
displays or fill cherished scrap books with the historical gems.
Through the ads, your mind can step back in time and follow the exciting
evolution of the product of your attentions. The ability to assign
a date of origin to an item you have often wondered about age becomes
evident from the study of old magazine adds. Following our ad
chronology is like reading a book about your collecting passion.
|Watching movies is one of our favorite
pastimes. We relate to the stars of movies whose names have become
almost as common as that of our friends and family We follow the
lives of these famous ones with awe and reverence... hoping all the time
that twists in their being movies stars will produce the juicy gossip
that keeps the tabloids well and prospering. Relive the good old
days of movie-past by clicking the Movie Ads link, selecting a year and following its journey
have any old magazines you would like to donate to the collection...
Send them to me at:
Nostalgiaville C/O Tom Bates, 106B Echo Ln, Millersville, TN 37072.
Any date, any issue. I like them all.