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Selling Dreams: Early Advertising in Singapore

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Level 10, Gallery

100 Victoria Street

National Library Building

188064

Singapore

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Selling Dreams: Early Advertising in Singapore

From now till 24 February 2019
10.00am – 9.00pm
Level 10, Gallery
National Library Building
Free admission

Advertisements are fascinating cultural documents that both shape and reflect people’s desires and ideals. This exhibition features advertising materials from the 1830s to 1960s in the National Library collection, and explores the hopes, dreams, aspirations and insecurities of society over the years.

Modelled after a department store, the exhibition highlights advertisements promoting a myriad of products, services and brands that once saturated Singapore’s busy consumer market. Through this colourful showcase of the National Library’s publications, magazines, newspapers and ephemera, you will gain a deeper understanding of advertising and its impact on society, while learning more about Singapore’s past.

Join us as we uncover the nation’s early years through advertising paraphernalia from the National Library’s rich collection.

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Level 10, Gallery

100 Victoria Street

National Library Building

188064

Singapore

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