Advertising in the United States has come a long way. The presentation of advertising evolution shown here is in no way claiming to depict the full story. But a rundown of a few examples won’t hurt to explore how advertising looked like before today. There are many variables to be considered when looking at the design of products and works of art from a specific time period and culture. Advertising is a particularly interesting area for study because it contains a drive to sell. So the most important thing one can take out of the view of these advertisements is that advertisement reflects the values of the people of its time.