Brown student’s advertising exhibition – Emma Brandt


This post is part of a series where we’ll be showcasing eight digital exhibitions created by Brown University students. In the fall of 2011, the American Enterprise team got some welcome assistance from Brown University’s advertising history class. Professor Susan Smulyan, who teaches the university’s popular “American Advertising: History and Consequences” course, agreed to enlist members of the class in an experiment to co-curate the Marketing Moments section of the exhibition. As part of their final exam, we asked students to choose eight to ten images that represented the history of advertising from our collections and pull them together in an exhibit form. (You can see the complete collection of ads on the museum’s Flickr page)

Today’s exhibition is by Emma Brandt of Shaker Heights, Ohio. A sophomore at Brown University, Emma has not declared a major, but plans to concentrate in Sociology and the Literary Arts.

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    Kathleen FranzKathleen Franz is Associate Professor and Director of Public History in the History Department at American University and curator for the American Enterprise exhibition. Learn more about the exhibition team.View all posts by Kathleen Franz