1938 Cream of Wheat ad
Alaskan History Magazine is ad-free, dependent on subscriptions and single issue orders, and now the Alaskan History Magazine website is ad-free as well! I believe in free enterprise, and advertising where appropriate, but I want to present the history of our great state in the best light possible, and I think that means no ads for cars or computers or candy bars or anything else.
That policy may change sometime in the future if I can’t make ends meet as a subscription-based publication, but for now I’m happy to present only the history – and speaking of history, check out these wonderful old ads from yesteryear!
1909 print ad for train travel to the Far West and the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition at Seattle via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The May-June issue of Alaskan History Magazine includes an article on the A-Y-P Expo!
1943 ad for White Trucks in The Saturday Evening Post. White Trucks were among those used in construction of the Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek to Delta Junction.
1898 Ad for Mellin’s Baby Food, Alice Van Doren, of Juneau, Alaska. Founded in 1866, The formula was advertised with the slogan: “Mellin’s Food for Infants and Invalids: The only perfect substitute for Mother’s Milk.”