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 is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women's history. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) & a Master’s degree in Religion. Her published works include 3 books, numerous articles published in magazines and online, & Tracing Female Ancestors (Moorshead Publishing). She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, Crossroads. Her writings can also be found on the GenealogyBank blog. She has presented to diverse groups including the National Genealogical Society Conference, Alberta Genealogical Society Conference, Geo-Literary Society, & the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series. Her research projects include Sowerby’s British Mineralogy: Its Influence on Martha Proby and Others in the Scientific Community during the 19th Century for the Gemological Institute of America, as well as genealogical research for the first season of PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow & the Travel Channel’s Follow Your Past. Her current research includes women's repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, & women's material culture.