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Augustus Jansson’s Queen City Ink Adverts (1903–1907)

- October 1, 2019 in advertisements, advertising, adverts, Augustus Jansson, ink, Inland Printer, parade, Queen City Printing Ink Company, Queen City Publishing

Wonderful series of proto-Art Deco adverts for a Cincinnati-based ink company.

John Margolies’ Photographs of Roadside America

- August 29, 2019 in advertisements, advertising, america, americana, John Margolies, On the Road, roads

The culture of the American road has been much celebrated — and much criticized. Lawrence Ferlinghetti saw the rise of the automobile and the construction of the interstate system (which began in the 1950s) as a new form of punishment inflicted on the populace. Driving in their cars, “strung-out citizens” were now       […]