Exhibition Charts History of Advertising

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

The Art of Advertising tells the story of British advertising from the mid 18th century to the 1930s through an incredible collection of handbills, trade cards, novelties, posters and much more.

Drawing on the Bodleian’s renowned John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, one of the largest and most important collections of printed ephemera in the world, this exhibition will reveal how advertisements reflect social attitudes over time while showcasing some of the finest examples of advertising illustration and commercial art.

It’s obviously closed at the moment due to #COVID19 but it is on my list to see at the Bodleian Library in Oxford as soon as it re-opens.

The Treasury, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

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