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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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). 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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