Here in the 21st
century, exposure to advertising of different types is simply a part of life. In fact, we see and absorb so much advertising across so many different formats over the course of a single day, that it’s become a part of the scenery. However, there are benefits to slowing down a bit and taking a closer look at advertising as a concept.
Advertising is an important part of our commercial and social history. The way it’s changed and evolved over the years mirrors the ways our society, values, and tastes have changed as well. History Press’s Fading Ads
series treats readers to a closer look at this phenomenon and the role of advertising in American regional history.
Exploring the Ads of Yesteryear
Faded historic advertising artifacts can be found in most cities and towns across America. Most people don’t notice them over the course of an average day. However, these artifacts serve as tangible reminders of how American consumerism, neighborhoods, and industries have changed over the years.
is a collection of local stories, vintage imagery, and fascinating anecdotes from a wide range of American regions and towns. Explore the rich evolution of iconic New York City with stunning captures of billboards and other ads around the city. Discover the faded beauty of aging ads from Birmingham, St. Louis, and Philadelphia, as well. It’s a must for any lover of American cultural history and photography!
History Press: Fresh New Takes on American History
is just one of many unique History Press series designed to shine much-deserved spotlights on various aspects of American life in communities across the nation. Explore volumes that introduce you to familiar places on entirely new levels, or discover fascinating new communities to love. It’s all right here waiting for you at History Press!