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SERIES Identifier: MS Am 3135

IX. Advertisements, 1889-2006, undated

Scope and Contents

Advertisements for alcoholic beverages, coca wine, cigarettes, cigars, cigarette rolling papers, pipes, smoke shops and music stores, particular brands of marijuana, albums, resorts, radio stations and more.

Prominent products and shops named in this series include Vin Mariani, Coca des Incas, Toni-Kola, Café du Bre#sil and the Eden Hashish Centre.

The series has a focus on Belle Époque era advertisements, many with a relationship to alcohol and drugs. Notable artists represented include Mucha, Chéret, Misti, and Louis Galice.


  • 1889-2006, undated

Language of Materials

English, French, Russian, German, Spanish, Polish, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Greek, and Kurdish

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine retrieval policies and times.

For a portion of the collection special handling is required; use surrogate images when possible and consult Houghton Public Services staff for appointments.


20.6 linear feet (28 flat oversized boxes and 21 tube boxes)

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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