The Hartman Center showcases materials and information about our many collections through exhibits, interviews and invited speakers. We document these programs through videos, audio, and exhibits. Two of these exhibits are available to travel to museums and cultural institutions for short term installations.
Explore a few highlights of advertising history found here in the Hartman Center:
The Power of Refined Beauty: Photographing Society Women for Pond's, 1920s - 1950s
Following up on the popular exhibit Not Just Mad Men: Real Advertising Careers in the 1960s, there are now two videos related to this exhibit available on YouTube. A short video includes highlights of the Fall 2008 exhibit. The second video documents The Reality of 'Mad Men' event, a lively discussion with panelists Charlotte Beers, Wally O'Brien, and Doug Alligood on their experiences of 1960s Madison Avenue in comparison to the television show Mad Men on AMC. The traveling form of this exhibit is available to museums and cultural institutions.
contact the Hartman Center Director Jacqueline Reid Wachholz for more information on availability.
Maxwell Did It! Photographing the Atlantic City Boardwalk, 1920s–1950s highlights Atlantic City signs and scenes. The R. C. Maxwell Company produced electric spectacular signs and billboards and used photographs to document construction and placement of those advertising signs on the boardwalk. These historical photographs provide a decade-by-decade look at the changing landscape of the boardwalk and its culture from the 1920s through the 1950s.
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