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How Advertising Brought Our Ancestors to the Midwest

  • 09 Mar 2024
  • 1:00 PM
  • Zoom by Northbrook Public Library

How Advertising Brought Our Ancestors to the Midwest

Speaker: Annette Burke Lyttle

Business owners, land speculators, and communities wishing to grow all turned to various forms of advertising to entice people to migrate to the Midwestern territories and states. This presentation will examine how newspaper advertising, pamphlets, gazetteers, and books were aimed at prospective migrants from the eastern parts of the U.S. and prospective immigrants from Europe to get them to come and work, buy land, and settle in these sparsely-populated frontier areas. We’ll look at what kinds of messages these ads used in order to make hard work and pioneer living seem attractive.

This program is co-sponsored with the Northbrook Public Library.  

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