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Vintage Ad Locations
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Find a vintage ad that has a location/address that is verifiable. Vintage ads should be over 40 years old. Find the location and detail what is happening there today.
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Oregon Business Directory & State Gazetteer 1873

The ads above and below; were found in an online resource but newspaper archives and the reference section at a public library would be a great resource for ads of this nature. Old phone books, magazines, yearbooks and microfilm archives are also good ways to find a vintage ad.

A lot of old advertising for widely distributed products didn't necessarily have any address or landmark at all, sometimes just some promotional text and the name of the product. Locations for these types of product ads will be accepted as long as the documentation supporting a location associated with the product is adequate.


Oregon number (1911)

Instructions for Posting a Vintage Ad Locations Waymark:
  • 1) Find a vintage ad (ads over 40 years old). Sources may be online, newspaper archives, phone books in the reference section at the library, etc. The ad must be uploaded into the waymark gallery and used as the default photo for the waymark.

  • 2) Personally visit the location identified in the vintage ad. Collect coordinates and photos at the location and identify what is there now.

  • 3) Properly name the waymark. The waymark name should be the name of the business in the vintage ad, the name of the city/state, and the date of publication.
    Example: For the first ad above the waymark name would be
      J. McCracken and Co, Importers - Portland Oregon - 1873

      Note: I didn't use the ampersand (&) in the title since the symbol breaks the search feature if it is used in a waymark name.

    • 4) Post an original photo of the location. In other words take a photo yourself. Photos that have been gathered from an internet source will result in a declined waymark.

    • 5) Fill out the variables to the best of your ability. If a Google search finds easily obtained additional information the waymark may be denied with a request for an update.

    • 6) Accurately describe location as found today. If you quote a web page or secondary source please provide credit to the source of your information. Waymarks that leave the long description blank will be declined.

    • 7) Provide proof of location if needed The vintage ad must show the name/address of the location being waymarked
        or
          provide enough information to allow for the identification of its location. 
          Example 1:
          The vintage ad location above is in Seattle Washington. It is from a publication printed in 1911 entitled Oregon Number. The location is identified as across from the Savoy Hotel. It is waymarkable as is, as its own proof. However if the address or city were missing from the ad it would need additional proof such as this article from 1986 which describes the demolition of the Savoy Hotel and gives its location as 1214 Second Ave. With this "proof" the ad would be waymarkable even if it didn't give a specific city in the ad.

          Example 2:
          If you found a 1920's advertisement for Wesson Oil in a vintage magazine but it doesn't list a location This Wikipedia link would make the former location of the Savannah Georgia Factory that was destroyed in 2004 waymarkable.

          Please do not add additional logging requirements to your waymarks in this category. Some exceptions may be allowed if you contact the group prior to incorporating them. GPS in photos is not required in this category and is discouraged.

    • Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
      Share your thoughts or memories of the location. You must have visited this location in person to post a visit.

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      • Does the ad identify the location of the company?
      • Web URL to additional proof of location or additional information.
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      Image for Russell - Law - Caulfield Co. - Greenwood, BC - 1907view gallery

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      Vintage Ad LocationsRussell - Law - Caulfield Co. - Greenwood, BC - 1907

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      The Russell-Law-Caulfield Co. placed this ad on page four of the Thursday, June 6th, 1907 edition of The Greenwood Ledge.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 11/7/2014

      last visited: never

      Image for Russell Law Caulfield Co. Ltd. - Greenwood, BC - 1903view gallery

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      Vintage Ad LocationsRussell Law Caulfield Co. Ltd. - Greenwood, BC - 1903

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      The Russell-Law-Caulfield Co. placed this ad on the front page of the Wednesday, June 10th, 1903 edition of The Anaconda News.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 11/7/2014

      last visited: never

      Image for Guess Bros. - Greenwood, BC - 1899view gallery

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      Vintage Ad LocationsGuess Bros. - Greenwood, BC - 1899

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      The Guess Brothers moved to a new location in 1899 and placed this ad on page two of the July 1st, 1899 edition of the Boundary Creek Times.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 11/7/2014

      last visited: never

      Image for The Windsor Hotel (1913)- Greenwood, BCview gallery

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      Vintage Ad LocationsThe Windsor Hotel (1913)- Greenwood, BC

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      The Windsor Hotel placed this ad on page two of the December 4th, 1913 issue of the Greenwood Ledge. Under new management and rebuilt in 1899, though it looks identical to the 1896 hotel advertised above, it is completely rebuilt by this time.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 11/7/2014

      last visited: never

      Image for The Windsor Hotel (1896) - Greenwood, BCview gallery

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      Vintage Ad LocationsThe Windsor Hotel (1896) - Greenwood, BC

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      The Windsor Hotel placed this ad on page five of the December 19th, 1896 issue of the Boundary Creek Times of Greenwood, BC. This was the year the hotel was built the first time and the first year of publication for the newspaper.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 11/7/2014

      last visited: never

      Image for Pacific Hotel - Greenwood, BC - 1907view gallery

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      Vintage Ad LocationsPacific Hotel - Greenwood, BC - 1907

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      The Pacific Hotel placed many ads in the three local papers of the time, this one on page two of the June 6th, 1907 edition of The Greenwood Ledge.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 11/7/2014

      last visited: never

      Image for Pacific Cafe - Greenwood, BC - 1907view gallery

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      Vintage Ad LocationsPacific Cafe - Greenwood, BC - 1907

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      The Pacific Café, on the ground floor of the Pacific Hotel in Greenwood placed this ad on page four of the June 6th, 1907 edition of The Greenwood Ledge.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 11/7/2014

      last visited: never

      Image for P. Burns and Co. Ltd. - Greenwood, BC - 1907view gallery

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      Vintage Ad LocationsP. Burns and Co. Ltd. - Greenwood, BC - 1907

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      This Burns & Co. ad is from page two of the Thursday, August 24th, 1907 edition of The Phoenix Pioneer. Pat Burns, the Alberta Beef Baron, bought this building at 301 Copper Street, on the corner of Greenwood and Copper Streets in 1907.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 11/7/2014

      last visited: never

      Image for Chenier's Cigar Store - Greenwood, BC - 1903view gallery

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      Vintage Ad LocationsChenier's Cigar Store - Greenwood, BC - 1903

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      Chenier's Cigar Store placed this ad on the second page of the Wednesday, June 10th, 1903 edition of The Anaconda News.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 11/7/2014

      last visited: never

      Image for P. Burns and Company- Greenwood, BC - 1907view gallery

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      Vintage Ad LocationsP. Burns and Company- Greenwood, BC - 1907

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      This Burns & Co. ad is from page four of the Thursday, June 6th, 1907 edition of The Greenwood Ledge. Pat Burns, the Alberta Beef Baron, bought this building at 301 Copper Street, on the corner of Greenwood and Copper Streets in 1907.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 11/7/2014

      last visited: never

      Image for M. E. Frazee - Greenwood, BC - 1899view gallery

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      Vintage Ad LocationsM. E. Frazee - Greenwood, BC - 1899

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      Morellos Frazee, grocer and baker, placed this ad on page eight of the Boundary Creek Times' Saturday December 16th, 1899 issue.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 11/7/2014

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsGritman Building -

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      H. E. Gritman ad from 1907. H.E. Gritman was Ritzvilles first druggist. He died in 1941 at the age of 72 in Spokane.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam

      location: Washington

      date approved: 2/23/2010

      last visited: 4/5/2012

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