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  • Vintage Advertisement Resources?

    I'm trying to research vintage black and white advertisements that look like the attached image. I know the image is from the 1890s, but no matter what I search for, I can't find anything else like it. I've gone throught a ton of generic vintage ad websites, but haven't found anything close. I'm specifically interested in the grey background behind the main type. Is there a specific name for this kind of ad, a certain online resource, search term, or book I could reference? Thanks for any help at all, it's greatly appreciated!



    P.S. Here is an additional retro image that was done by Tom Kennedy that is in the same style, but I am hoping to find the original source material.


  • #2
    Try this:


    1800's Advertisements
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    Hello... My name is Kittie and I'm a Font-a-holic.

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    • #3
      Drop shadow?
      Text embellishment?
      I don't think you'll find the ultimately original source though...

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      • #4
        Daguerreotype, etching, engraving...?
        Remember: Wherever you go, there you are.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the replies everyone. I tried searching for all those words, and only came up with one more image that was a close match (posted below). I didn't expect the search to be easy, but I was really hoping this specific style might have a name, or there might at least be a large online resource or search term I completely missed. Does anyone have any favortie sites or threads on here that are a good reference for vintage or antique ads in general? Thanks again for your help.

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          • #6
            This site is like a blackhole of distraction for me:

            http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/

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            • #7
              search for "ephemera"
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              • #8
                here's another similar to Broacher's
                http://www.paperboynews.com/question.asp

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Broacher View Post
                  This site is like a blackhole of distraction for me:

                  http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/
                  Nice find. I could definitely spend a few hours searching through this.

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