Thanks to Stephen V. for recommending that I take a look at the Emergence of Advertising collection at Duke. This digital collection includes several thousand scanned images of advertisements from the 19th and 20th centuries, including colorful cartoons, broadsides, and Kodakiana.
One of my favorites is this pamphlet advertising the Sells Brothers' Circus.
I came across an ad yesterday about medicinal cures for "nocturnal emissions." It was a bit strange to see that in a newspaper.
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