Jay Paull, who operates the site, is pleased to make the collection available for others to enjoy. “It’
The website http://www.jaypaull.com, which is constantly expanding as more and more ads from the collection are digitized, is designed for easy navigation and creates a unique repository of print advertisements concentrated on that historical period. The library’s rich content can be viewed without charge and the advertisements are not for sale.
The website http://www.jaypaull.com was launched in 2011 to create a distinguished electronic library of vintage print advertisements from the mid 1800s to early 1900s. The source of the ads is a vast private collection that has not been shown previously publicly. In over 35 library categories, the site showcases a wide variety of aspects influencing early Americans’ lives such as clothing, food, music, education, travel, publications, construction, literature, recreation and numerous others. The site is continuously expanding as additional ads from the collection are digitized.