Phonograph Advertisements

 

A significant part of the history of the phonograph is the history of its advertisements.

Select from the thematic galleries below or use the PhonoAds Table of Contents.

Pre-1900 Ads

 

"Looking for the Band"

 

Artists Inside the Horn"

       

 

1900-1905 Ads

 

Edison's 1905 Double Service Phonograph (1)

 

1905-1910 Ads

 

 

 

   

"Which is which?"

   

The Stage of the World

         

1910-1915 Ads

 

1915-1920 Ads

 

1920 - 1930 Ads

         

1930-1940 Ads

 

1940-1945 Ads

 

1945-1950 Ads

         
   

Shopping for a Phonograph

         

 

At Home or at the Opera

 

Happy Homes - Something for Everyone

 

 

Hear it Anywhere!

 

       
   
         
 

 

Visions of Artists in the Home

 
         

Phonograph Billboards and Signs

 

January 1919 Phonograph Ads

 

 

New Victor Records January 1919

         

   

"Clear as a Bell" - The Sonora Phonograph

         

Portable Phonographs

 

The Victor Book of the Opera

 
         

"Advergraphs" - Slogans, Phrases and Logos

 

The Columbia Twentieth Century Graphophone

 
         

 

The Brownies and the Phonograph

   

Nipper, Dogs and the Phonograph

         

Appealing to the customer's 'human' side

 

   

 

         
         

Willa Cather's Prototypes Who Were Recording Artists

 

 



Victor Historic Audio Advertising by the Victor Company 1896-1907


 

See Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication (Chapter 12) for a history of advertising and some context for phonograph advertisements at the end of the 19th and throughout the 20th century. (University of Minnesota's Library of Publishing).


 

 

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