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The Real Mad Men

What do Susan Sarandon, Frosty the Sno-cone Machine, Chuck Norris, Florence Henderson and Elsie the Cow have in common? They are all in vintage television commercials in the new Adviews Collection at

Over 8,500 very cool, funny, weird and nostalgic old commercials of 240 different brands were digitized by Skip Elsheimer of AV Geeks at the request of the Duke University Library’s Digital Collection. These commercials were created or collected by the ad agency Benton & Bowles or its successor, D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B).

A big thank you to duke Will Sexton and Sean Aery from Duke University for this fantastic contribution. As a big fan of Mad Men and having grown up during this era it is a lot of fun to see these cultural relics.

Check it out.

-Jeff Kaplan

Originally posted on The Internet Archive Blog by internetarchive.

Written by internetarchive

March 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm

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