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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.

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      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 LocationsAutomobiles Berliet - 1960's

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      Automobiles Berliet

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BCLV4

      location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

      date approved: 4/3/2015

      last visited: 4/2/2015

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      Vintage Ad LocationsJ.A. Noble - Newport, WA

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      The Bobier Building is one block south of the Newport City Hall on South Washington Street. Immediately on its completion in 1912 J.A. Noble moved into the ground floor of the building.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: Washington

      date approved: 3/30/2015

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsC.D.J. Christie - Nelson, BC - 1899

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      C.D.J. Christie, real estate broker, was the second of three occupants of the Aberdeen Block who placed an ad in the February 28, 1899 edition of The Nelson Tribune. This ad was on page two.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 3/25/2015

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsM. Des Brisay and Co. - Nelson, BC - 1899

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      M. Des Brisay & Co., grocers, placed this ad on page four of the February 28, 1899 edition of The Nelson Tribune. This is the second ad of theirs we've come across recently.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 3/25/2015

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsS.J. Mighton - Nelson, BC - 1899

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      S.J. Mighton, retailer, was the third of three occupants of the Aberdeen Block who placed an ad in the February 28, 1899 edition of The Nelson Tribune. Their ad was on page 2.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 3/25/2015

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsHotel Libby - Libby, MT

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      This hotel was a long time in the making. From ground breaking to the grand opening took no less than twelve years.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: Montana

      date approved: 3/20/2015

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsFarmers and Merchants State Bank - Eureka, MT

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      Eureka's first bank, the Farmers and Merchants State Bank, was the work of Kalispell investors who managed to capitalize it at $25,000 on opening in 1908. Opening day saw deposits of a further $7,000.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: Montana

      date approved: 3/20/2015

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsNational Hotel - Eureka, MT

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      The National Hotel is probably the oldest hotel remaining in Eureka.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: Montana

      date approved: 3/20/2015

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsThe Adelphi Hotel - Merritt, BC

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      This ad was placed in essentially every issue of the Merritt Herald in the first few years of the hotel's operation. This particular ad appeared on page two of the February 20, 1914 issue, just four months after the hotel opened its doors.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: British Columbia, Canada

      date approved: 1/19/2015

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsC.T. Huffman Grocer II - Philipsburg, MT

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      C.T. Huffman, owner of what would become the longest operating family-owned grocery store in Montana, placed this ad in the Friday, March 17th, 1911 issue of The Philipsburg Mail.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: Montana

      date approved: 12/8/2014

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsM. E. Doe and Co. - Philipsburg, MT

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      M. E. Doe and Co., druggists, placed this ad in the Friday, November 10th, 1911 issue of The Philipsburg Mail. The drug store remained in this building until at least 1986.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: Montana

      date approved: 12/8/2014

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsC.T. Huffman Grocer - Philipsburg, MT

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      C.T. Huffman, owner of what would become the longest operating family-owned grocery store in Montana, placed this ad in the Friday, November 10th, 1911 issue of The Philipsburg Mail.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: Montana

      date approved: 12/8/2014

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsWalker Commercial Company - Philipsburg, MT

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      On November 10th, 1911, the Walker Commercial Company of Philipsburg placed this ad in The Philipsburg Mail.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: Montana

      date approved: 12/8/2014

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsM. E. Doe and Co. II - Philipsburg, MT

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      M. E. Doe and Co., druggists, placed this ad in the Friday, March 17th, 1911 issue of The Philipsburg Mail. The drug store remained in this building until at least 1986.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: Montana

      date approved: 12/8/2014

      last visited: never

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      Vintage Ad LocationsThe Wilson Commercial Co. - Philipsburg, MT

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      This ad was placed in the Friday, November 10th, 1911 issue of The Philipsburg Mail by the The Wilson Commercial Co., owned and operated by Charles A. and Frank J. Wilson, Montana immigrants from Wisconsin.

      posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

      location: Montana

      date approved: 12/8/2014

      last visited: never

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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

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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

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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

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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 LocationsConsolidated Mining and Smelting Co. - Trail, BC - 1916

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      The Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. of Canada Limited placed this ad on page three of the Saturday May 20th, 1916 edition of the Phoenix Pioneer.

      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 LocationsNelson Coke and Gas Co. Ltd. - Nelson, BC - 1907

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      The Nelson Coke and Gas Works placed this ad on page three 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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