Ad Art Gallery

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Magazine Covers

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.

MAGAZINE COVERS SELECTIONS

AMERICAN BOY AMERICAN FRUIT GROWER THE AMERICAN HOME AMERICAN LEGION 
AMERICAN MAGAZINE AMERICAN MOTHERHOOD  AMERICAN NEEDLEWOMAN AMERICAN RIFLEMAN
AMERICAN WOMAN BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS BONAPPETIT BOYS' LIFE
 CAPPER'S FARMER CENTURY CHARM CHILD LIFE
CHRISTIAN HERALD COLLIER'S COLUMBIA COMFORT
COSMOPOLITAN COUNTRY GENTLEMAN COUNTRY GENTLEWOMAN COUNTRY HOME
COUNTRY LIFE COUNTRY LIFE IN AMERICA THE DELINEATOR   THE DESIGNER
ESQUIRE ETUDE  FARM AND RANCH - SOUTHERN AGRICULTURIST FARM JOURNAL
FARMER'S WIFE FASHION SERVICE FIELD AND STREAM FORTUNE  
   GOOD HOUSEKEEPING GOOD LITERATURE  HARPER'S BAZAAR/WEEKLY    HEARTH & HOME
HOLIDAY HOLLAND'S HOUSE & GARDEN HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
THE HOUSEHOLD HOUSEKEEPER HOUSEWIFE THE INDEPENDENT
JUNIOR HOME LADIES HOME JOURNAL LADIES WORLD LESLIE'S WEEKLY
LIBERTY LIFE LITERARY DIGEST  LOOK  
MIXED COVERS MODERN PRISCILLA NATURE MAGAZINE NEEDLECRAFT
PICTORIAL REVIEW POST SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION
WOMAN'S WORLD

 

Beer & Soda Magazine Ads

Beer & Soda magazine ads are one area we specialize in because we collect the same.
BEER SODA

 

Magazine Ads

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.
CAMPBELL'S SOUP HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS HISTORICAL GUNS HISTORICAL BICYCLES

 

Movie Ads

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 into yesterday.

 Movie ads 1949 to present

 

If you 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.

Movie Ads