This gallery displays advertisements and paper ephemera where a phonograph is part of the promotion but is not what's being sold.
FACTOLA: The earliest example of a phonograph being part of an advertisement but not with the intention of selling a phonograph is a June 1, 1878 illustration in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. In this ad Brother Jonathan (a symbol of the United States in general, and an allegorical figure of U.S. capitalism) is promoting the export of Mrs. Potts' Sad Irons to Russia by bringing the message to the Czar of their pending delivery by means of the recently invented Edison tinfoil phonograph.
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, June 1, 1878.
FOTP Note: The Philadelphia Mfg. Co. may have been making very good irons but the "delight and astonishment" of the Czar is clearly because of Edison's phonograph.
Ad for Dr. Price's Baking Powder, Omaha Daily Bee, April 30, 1895
"Not all Talk," ad for Sapolio Soap, Appleton's magazine, 1908
Clothing Store ad for Magee and Deemer, Lincoln -Aurora-Omaha, May 12, 1913, Lincoln Daily News
Mogul Cigarettes, Dancing to the Victrola, The Theatre Magazine, August 1915
"Just Like New!" Photoplay Magazine , October 1917
3-in-One Oil 1918
1920 Advertising Calendar
from Trivers Clothes Milwaukee, WI - Victrola in Background - 2 1/4" X
Glidden Paints - The Saturday Evening Post 1920
Johnson's Prepared Wax - The Ladies' Home Journal, April 1922, p. 129 (Courtesy University of Michigan) (See full ad)
Johnson's Prepared Wax - The Ladies' Home Journal, May 1922, p. 109 (Courtesy University of Michigan)
Vitrolene Furniture Polish, The Talking Machine World, February 1923
Congoleum, The Saturday Evening Post, 1923
American-Standard - First in heating first in plumbing, The Saturday Evening Post, September 15, 1951 (PM-2074)
Delsey Toilet Paper, 1954
Circa 1957 postcard advertising 6-piece furniture set
1957 6-piece furniture set in catalogue
U.S. Gympsum, 1959
Interior Decoration A to Z by Betty Pepis 1965
"I danced every day -- and there were plenty of 'cut-ins'. Listerine magazine ad, 1942
Husband has been ignoring his wife because of bad breath. Dentist recommends Colgate. Colgate newspaper ad, 1943
Pacific Sheets, 1945
Little Lulu's Tips to add life to records, Life, July 1951
1954 Listerine magazine ad
Burlington Men's Socks Ad, 1961 (PM-2042)
"There's a rhythm to wood as captivating as the cadence of music..." National Lumber Manufactures Assocation magazine ad, 1961 (PM-2041)
Salem Cigarettes, 1964
Ozite Carpet Tiles in Rec Room with Retro open horn LP Phonograph, 1968 (PM-2043)
Lanier Business Products, 1970
Healthknit® postcard for ordering blazers and "Slim Jims" c.1965
Arrow Shirts, 1970
Levi's Womenswear, 1979
Paper Mate Accu-Point Roller Pen magazine ad, 1985
Carlton Cigarettes, Magazine ad, 1999
Barbizon Chemisette, 1958
Espirt Advertising Postcard, 1997
Hammacher Schlemmer, 2008
The handcrafted ceramic was said to be designed to replicate the French horn and augment sound from the iPod. "The gramophone projects music using authentic horn acoustics."
His Master's Scratched Record
Advertisement for ATOPICA, Novartis Animal Health, September 2013
ON THE RECORD: MusicWell, May 10, 2013
This email banner was a link to Kaiser Permanente's internal branded library of images and messages. The MusicWell featured "tracks" (like the grooves of a record) to "amplify" their message.
2013 Trader Joe's Thanksgiving Ad
By selecting one of the Radio Spots from the drop-down the consumer can hear 3 different Trader Joe ads using the Gramophone "Now Hear This!" for delivery of the message.
When Steve Wozniak was seen in the 2015 Cadillac "Dare Greatly" television commercial he was on a couch listening to a "vinyl" record surrounded by record albums.