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Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications has combed through its library of more than 10,000 TV commercials to create the online exhibit “We’ll Be Right Back: 60 Years of Television Commercials.”

Among the brands features in the collection are Tootsie Roll Pops, Chevrolet, Texaco, Tang, Life Cereal, McDonalds, Alka Seltzer, Dunkin Donuts, Coca Cola, Budweiser, American Express, Lexus, Gillette, Apple, Target and others. Exhibit also encompasses public service announcements, classic political spots and memorable Super Bowl spots from 1969 through last year.

“Television programming and advertising are mirrors that reflect popular culture,” said Bruce DuMont, founder and prexy of the museum. “Preserving our television heritage is a way of preserving our past, and offers future generations the chance to experience that culture in a very real way.”

Click here to peruse the exhibit.

 

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