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  • Primary Sources: Advertisements
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    • Medicine and Madison Avenue

    • The 600 health-related advertisements in this collection appeared in newspapers and magazines from the 1910s through the 1950s. The following categories link to a significant number of advertisements: Cough and Cold; First Aid and Wound Care; Food;...
    • Health and hygiene; Household products; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • Ad*Access

    • This collection presents 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Product subcategories under "Beauty and Hygiene" include cosmetics; deodorants; feminine hygiene; hair preparations; rouge;...
    • Advertising; Beauty culture; Women in advertising; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States
    • North Carolina Runaway Slave Advertisements, 1751-1840

    • This project provides online access to more than 2300 runaway slave advertisements published in North Carolina newspapers from 1751 to 1840. Entering "woman" as a search term retrieves 289 records, and "girl" retrieves 97 records.
    • African American girls; African American women; Fugitive slaves; Slave children; Slaveholders; Women slaves
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • Thin Blue Line: A History of the Pregnancy Test Kit

    • Judith Vaitukaitis and Glenn Braunstein recall their reproductive hormone research at the NIH in the 1970s. The site also includes a selection of early pregnancy test advertisements from magazines.
    • Pregnancy tests; Women scientists
    • United States -- Maryland -- Bethesda
    • Geography of Slavery in Virginia

    • Runaway slave advertisements from 18th century Virginia newspapers. Limiting search to "female" retrieves almost 600 records.
    • African American women; Fugitive slaves; Women slaves
    • United States -- Virginia
    • Resource for Outside Advertising Descriptions (ROAD)

    • This collection provides more than 30,000 images of outdoor advertisements from five source collections. The site offers multiple options for searching and browsing (company, product, date, medium, etc.) the collection. Researchers may need to be...
    • Advertising; Advertising, Outdoor; Billboards
    • United States -- Arizona; United States -- California; United States -- Illinois; United States -- New Jersey; United States -- New York; United States -- Pennsylvania
    • Historic New England Collections Access

    • In addition to search options, users can discover the strengths of this rich collection by browsing by category: architecture (photos of historic buildings and houses, architectural drawings); art (e.g., miniature portraits); clothing and...
    • Advertising; Businesswomen; Clothing and dress; Historic houses; Social life and customs; Women in advertising
    • United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maine; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- Rhode Island; United States -- Vermont
    • Elizabeth Murray Project

    • The site includes a variety of primary source types, including correspondence, legal records (Murray's will and prenuptial agreements), advertisements, and portraits.
    • Businesswomen; Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston
    • Victorian Trade Card Collection

    • This collection includes more than 1500 images of advertising trade cards that date from the late 19th and early 20th Century. Among the hundreds of cards that depict women are advertisements for appliances, clothing, musical instruments, patent...
    • Children in advertising; Girls; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • Camilla Urso Collection

    • Camilla Urso (1842-1902) was one of the leading violinists of the 19th century. This collection includes portraits of Urso, concert programs, and advertisements.
    • Women musicians; Women violinists
    • United States
    • Taking a Leading Role: Women in Broadcasting History

    • This collection documents the lives and careers of 16 women who worked in radio and/or television broadcasting. Highlights include photos, scripts, and promotional papers from Irene Beasley's musical quiz show, "Grand Slam;" photos from the...
    • Actresses; Radio programs; Television programs; Women in radio broadcasting; Women in television broadcasting
    • United States
    • Picture Collection of The New York Public Library

    • This collection of 30,000 digitized images includes a large selection of illustrations of women's clothing that appeared such magazines as Godey's and Harper's.
    • Clothing and dress; Girls; Indians of North America; Marriage customs; Women
    • United States
    • Nell Shipman Collection

    • Nell Shipman (1892-1970) starred in, directed, or produced more than 20 films between 1916 and 1924. This digital collection offers more than 130 images that document the life and career of a pioneering filmmaker.
    • Actresses; Women motion picture producers and directors
    • United States -- Idaho; United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • Advertising Trade Cards from the Alice Marshall Women's History Collection

    • This collection of more than 150 advertising trade cards features women working as dressmakers, hairdressers, music teachers, photographers, shop and storekeepers, and wine and liquor dealers.
    • Advertising; Businesswomen; Employment; Women in advertising
    • United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Pennsylvania
    • 19th Century American Trade Card

    • This site Includes a link to Harvard's VIA catalog, which provides access to the 1000 advertising trade cards. Many of these cards depict women and/or products that women used (corsets, magnetic hairpins, Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound,...
    • Advertising; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • Early Advertising Collection, Bryn Mawr College

    • Most of these American and European trade cards date from the late nineteenth century. Products well represented in the collection include books, household items, furniture, and clothing.
    • Advertising; Children in advertising; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • A Canterbury Tale: A Resource Package for Connecticut's Prudence Crandall Affair

    • Prudence Crandall, a white Quaker, opened a teacher-training school for young African-American women in Canterbury, Connecticut in 1833. Local opposition forced the school to close the following year. This collection includes a selection of...
    • African American women; Education; Women educators
    • United States -- Connecticut -- Canterbury
    • Online Manuscript Resources in Southern Women’s History

    • This site highlights materials from 16 collections in Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). The "teaching moments" section combines discussion questions with relevant resources to increase the use of archival...
    • Beauty culture; Civil rights movements; Conduct of life; Consumer protection; League of Women Voters; Marriage; Motherhood; Religion; Socialism; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; Temperance; Women circus performers; Women -- Suffrage;...
    • United States -- Georgia; United States -- Mississippi; United States -- North Carolina

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