The history of advertising can be traced to ancient civilizations. It became a major force in capitalist economies in the mid-19th century, based primarily on newspapers and magazines. In the 20th century, advertising grew rapidly with new technologies such as direct mail, radio, television, the internet and mobile devices.
georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom
Circa 1880, unusual carved gunsmiths sign or shotgun advertisement. The carved and painted wooden double barrel shotgun with 2 metal brackets for wall mounting, realistically carved with blackened barrels and trigger, with a silvered and...