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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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      Vintage Ad LocationsVita Theater - Warrenton, MO

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      Today the theater is called the Belle Star Playhouse...originally called the Vita Theater, then the Warrenton Theater.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

      location: Missouri

      date approved: 6/23/2020

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsArcade Theatre - Big Timber, MT

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      A movie theatre since the early 1920s, the Cottonwood Theatre has had more names than one can shake a stick at.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: Montana

      date approved: 8/27/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsDisneyland - Anaheim, CA

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      "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse."

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

      location: California

      date approved: 7/27/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsQuesnel & District Museum and Archives - Quesnel, BC

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      A top notch museum, the Quesnel & District Museum was created to acquire and preserve information on the early history of the Cariboo.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 7/27/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsCasbar Drive-In Theatre - Quesnel, BC

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      Not quite in Quesnel itself, this campground/RV Park and one time Drive-In theatre is in Quesnel's industrial park, but you won't notice the fact.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 7/8/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsWillis-Harper Hardware - Quesnel, BC

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      This building has been a hardware store as long as it has been a building, possibly since 1932.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 7/7/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsBilly Barker Inn - Quesnel, BC

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      Possibly the most interesting building in Quesnel, since 1998 the Billy Barker Casino Hotel has taken on the guise of a paddlewheeler steamship similar to those which once plied the waters of the Fraser River.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 7/7/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsRoyal Canadian Legion Branch 94 - Quesnel, BC

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      Built in 1995, this is the second Legion Hall to have housed Branch 94.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 7/7/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsDairy Queen - Quesnel, BC

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      The only Dairy Queen ever to be opened in Quesnel, this one served its first sundae in July of 1972.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 7/7/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsQuesnel Curling Centre - Quesnel, BC

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      Burned to the ground in 1995, the replacement arose from the ashes in the same year, officially opened Saturday, March 19, 1966.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 7/7/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsLark Theater - Fargo, ND

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      The Lark Theatre was located at 630 1st Ave. N.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O

      location: North Dakota

      date approved: 7/1/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsCariboo Hotel - Quesnel, BC

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      The second oldest hotel building in Quesnel, the present Cariboo Hotel came to be as the result of a major fire in 1916.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 7/1/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsQuesnel Hotel - Quesnel, BC

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      At least the third hotel on this site, the Quesnel Hotel has been the oldest hotel building in the city ever since it was moved here from northern Quesnel.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 7/1/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsHudson’s Bay Company Building - Quesnel, BC

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      Built in the 1800s, this was a Hudson's Bay Company Store until closing in 1919.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 7/1/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsAllison Drug and Book Co. - Quesnel, BC

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      Built in the 1800s, this was a Hudson's Bay Company Store until closing in 1919.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 7/1/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsWeber's Store - Thompson Falls, MT

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      By the early 1900s Thompson Falls was developing industry, one of which was a brick plant. This was the second building erected in the town using those bricks. Architecturally plain, it is typical of small town commercial buildings of the time.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: Montana

      date approved: 6/3/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsWard Hotel - Thompson Falls, MT

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      Completed in 1908, the Ward Hotel was built by an entrepreneur of large ambition, Edward Donlan, a transplanted Canadian of Irish lineage. Owner of large tracts of land within the district, he went on to become state Senator, and nearly governor.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: Montana

      date approved: 6/3/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsCulver Studio - Lewistown, MT

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      This pre twentieth century photography studio still bears its old painted advertising sign on one side and, though quite faded, is still mostly legible.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: Montana

      date approved: 5/18/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsLouis S. Cohn Wholesale Distributor - Butte, MT

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      Built in two phases, this building was home to a pair of Louis S. Cohn, businesses, first a cigar and candy wholesale and retail business, then later a jewelry store as well.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: Montana

      date approved: 5/9/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsAmerican National Bank of Helena - Helena, MT

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      Built in 1889, the Power Block was just one of several large commercial blocks which were being constructed at the time in the booming city of Helena.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: Montana

      date approved: 4/1/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsNew York Store - Helena, MT

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      A primary contributing building to the Helena Historic District, the New York Store was one of five built on this block in 1928.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: Montana

      date approved: 4/1/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsLalonde Building - Helena, MT

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      A contributing building to the Helena Historic District, the Lalonde building wasn't built until 1928.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: Montana

      date approved: 4/1/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsMusselshell Valley National Bank - Harlowton, Montana

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      On the corner of 1st Street and central Avenue the Musselshell Valley National Bank once stood cater corner to the Graves Hotel, a National Register Hotel once the social hub of the community.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: Montana

      date approved: 4/1/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsState Bank of Harlowton - Harlowton, Montana

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      A bank for barely a decade, this building came to be as the result of a 1907 fire.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: Montana

      date approved: 4/1/2019

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsThe Gaiety Theatre - Ronan, Montana

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      A movie theatre since 1917, or shortly thereafter, this must be the oldest running theatre in Lake County.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

      location: Montana

      date approved: 4/1/2019

      last visited: never

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