Sunday, April 24, 2016
Genealogy Journey's Podcast #8: Advertising
Much of our information on advertising was extracted from various old publications we have in our collections (and we mentioned those by name in the podcast). Suggesting them as resources for further research is more likely to frustrate our followers than help you since they are obscure, to say the least. But we did use some more conventional resources that will lead you to some interesting, additional information on the topic and we are happy to provide those here.
Something we didn’t talk about is how billboards (at least the early ones) consisted of advertising pasted on previous advertising so when one started to peel off, an unusual combination of information appeared together.
Capitol - History of Billboard Advertising
Wikipedia - Billboard
Burma-Shave - Jingles
http://burma-shave.org/jingles/ (for the book by Frank Rowsome, Jr., The Verse by the Side of the Road)
--Jean Wilcox Hibben
Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women’s studies and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States and virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. She is the author of the books, From the Family Kitchen (F + W Media, 2012), Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007), and Putting the Pieces Together . Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as past-president for the So. California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Her current research interests include social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women’s lives.