Advertising Agency in 1905

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How did an advertising agency look like and operate in the early 1900’s? I’ve found the answer. This wonderful book was published in 1905 and scanned by the Duke University library. It’s a self-promotional publication titled “Good Advertising and Where It Is Made”. Did you know that back in the 1900’s a secretary would have to register your visiting card in a guest book?

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Hand Painted Catalog of Renaissance Jewelry (1552)

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Last year I wrote a post about the history of catalogs. Today I’ve found a really amazing book at the World Digital Library. This unique manuscript is an inventory of the jewelry owned by Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria and his wife, Duchess Anna. The book contains 110 magnificent drawings by the Munich court painter Hans Mielich. It’s a great source of inspiration for modern artists and jewelry makers.

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