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Vintage Posters Showcase the History of Tech Advertising

For an interesting peek in the history of innovation over the last century take a gander at this collection of vintage advertisements hawking everything from plastic pipes to weather control to color television.

Wired magazine has gathered up 32 vintage posters from an upcoming exhibition hosted by the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association oriented around the changed in technology over the last century. From the poster we’ve highlighted here you can see, for example, that General Dynamics once had an ad out to dazzle the public with their power over the weather–wonder how that worked out for them?

Check out the full gallery at the link below.

Vintage Posters [Wired]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/3/11

Comments (1)

  1. Valerie

    Great online show !!! More great poster images can be found at

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