Rather than me answer that question, let me point you to a recent blog by “Alana” at Alana’s Books and Magazines.
She starts off with
Long before there were pop up ads on the internet, commercials on the television and radio, merchants used print media to get their message across to the consumer masses. Just about any company that has or had goods of services to sell has advertised in a magazine at one time or another.
And then gives some of her opinions (which by the way I share) on why we collect old advertisements of yesterday.
Well done Alana!Â You’ve got an interesting blog, and always good insight to antiques, books, magazines and the likes.Â Keep it up!
Iâ€™m Tom Murphy and thanks for helping me give Ephemera the encore it deserves.