Billboards Photoprint Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0284
Creators:
Mooney, Philip F.
Dates:
ca. 1920's
Languages:
English
English.
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
1 vertical box
Repository:
Collection documents photoprints of large road-side billboards advertising products and services ranging from radios to a health sanitarium to house paints.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Eight black-and-white photoprints of large road-side billboards advertising products and services ranging from radios to a health sanitarium to house paints. Four are dated 1925-1927, but locations are not indicated except for the sanatarium (in Indiana). The prints are credited on the verso to the photographic department of R.C. Maxwell Co., Trenton, N.J., apparently a company which erected and maintained billboards, as their name appears on one of the photographed billboards.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Large outdoor billboards advertising various products were prominent in the U.S. countryside of the 1920s as the automobile age entered its rapid development phase.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Don Darroch, volunteer, 1987, supervised by Archives Center staff.
Author
Don Darroch
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
The collection was donated by Philip F. Mooney of the Coca Cola Corporation, on August 13, 1987.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Preferred Citation
Billboards Photoprint Collection, circa 1920-1930, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sanatoriums -- 1920-1930 -- Indiana Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1920-1930 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Billboards -- 1920-1930 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising, Outdoor -- 1920-1930 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maxwell (R. C.) Company. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives