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2 posts from December 2009

16 December 2009

Advertising in Jerusalem, 1935

In the run up to the Christmas period we are bombarded with advertisements of all shapes and sizes - in magazines, on TV and online. With this in mind, I became interested in advertisements from the EAP Collections. I found some in the Arabic language periodicals and newspapers held a the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in East Jerusalem, digitally copied by one of our projects. I am currently cataloguing this material using the information provided by the project and hope to make it available for public access soon.

These two images have been taken from Al-Fajr, a weekly cultural magazine published in Jaffa. Dating from 1935, the first image shows an advert for a steam locomotive boiler, bearing the legend "the Airedale, Keighley". Interested parties are encouraged to contact the dealer in Jaffa, and are provided with an address and phone number.

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This second image contains a logo which should be familiar - the image of Nipper the dog listening to a gramophne, an image known as 'His Master's Voice', here advertising the Gramophone Company.

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This project copied 24 periodical titles, including 13 newspaper titles and 11 magazine and journal titles. The Al-Fajr magazine was first published in June 1935 and subtitled "A weekly magazine for cultural art". Six issues were copied. Interestingly, its cover often featured a famous foreign actress, which was quite unusual for the Arabic language press of that time.

Alex

03 December 2009

November Accessions 2009

It's become a regular thing for me to post updates on the material we receive each month. This is a good opportunity for me to advertise new EAP accessions, with images that illustrate the type of records being copied. I hope readers of this blog find this interesting. Unfortunately, there were no new accessions during November.

Already December is proving to be a more active month. Several older projects are winding up and newer projects getting into their stride. We've already received over 200 DVDs from 3 different sources. But, you'll have to wait for next month's 'Accessions' post for details.

Lynda