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Advertising in The National Geographic (Magazine)


Advertising in The National Geographic (Magazine)


A place to discuss and post classic and modern Ads on any product or service found in The National Geographic Magazine, and welcome...


Fellow 'Corner member Philip Riviere suggested that there be an Ads (advertising) Group. As many collector's and others know, the vintage ads found in National Geographic Magazine over the years are classic, and truly a time capsule of days gone by.

It it noteworthy that there is an entire breed of enthusiasts-collectors (often non-Nat Geo 'o-philes) who revere, obtain, and collate NGM ads as a stand-alone hobby. They will buy or take NGM's simply to remove the ads for their general collections of myriad advertising materials.

Especially nostalgic for many --akin to a Norman Rockwell type of sentiment-- are the old Coca-Cola ads, and also in particular the automobile ads for Ford, Packard, GM, Chrysler, etc.


        ~ Scott S.

** I'm wondering if this group will also need to be inclusive of advertising topics in general, as pertains to the Society at-large, the Channel(s), as well as more contemporary marketing aspects. **

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Back Cover Advertisements 2 Replies

I just thought I'd make a place to post Back Covers with their various advertisements.January 1915…Continue

Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Apr 1, 2023.

The Only (So Far) Holographic Advertisement in the National Geographic

The Only (So Far) Holographic Advertisement in the National GeographicA recent discussion about the December 1988 (Earth) holographic issue had me pull out my copy of that issue [ Thanks Dalton! ;-)…Continue

Started by George Thomas Wilson Jul 18, 2022.

Car Ads as Collectables 1 Reply

Car Ads as CollectablesHere's a little item on eBay that I think Phil would have loved.  Someone has posted for sale a folder with reprints of advertisements of cars, trucks, and busses from National…Continue

Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Jul 15, 2021.

A Back Cover Advertisement on an Article Reprint

A Back Cover Advertisement on an Article ReprintThe National Geographic Society has a long history of reprinting popular articles from the Geographic.  As a rule, these reprints are devoid of…Continue

Started by George Thomas Wilson Nov 4, 2020.

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Comment by Scott T. Shier on November 8, 2022 at 11:24pm

Nice ad.

Yes, I daresay "the women's vote" was a hot, fresh topic in November, 1922. I know so many of us in the 21st-century just think /oh women got the vote in 1920/ which is true, 1920 was the first election cycle nationally that they could vote.

Yet it's "interesting" that the following states did not ratify, individually, the 19th Amendment in 1920, or right away. 35 of the states had to ratify it for it to become Law of the Land (it took 1 year from the submission of the suffrage bill to get that far).

The following is also true:

After 1920, 3 other states, Connecticut, Vermont and Delaware, passed the amendment by 1923. They were eventually followed by others in the south. Nearly 20 years later Maryland ratified the amendment in 1941. After another ten years, in 1952, Virginia ratified the 19th Amendment. Then followed by Alabama in 1953. After another 16 years Florida and South Carolina passed the necessary votes to ratify in 1969, followed 2 years later by Georgia, Louisiana, and North Carolina (in 1971, each! ?).

Mississippi did not ratify the Nineteenth Amendment until 1984, 64 years after the law was enacted nationally !!!! ?


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