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Advertising and symbolism

Mills have been critical to the development of civilisation and play a central role in our culture. Not surprisingly, artists, poets and advertisers have featured them as icons to represent food, comfort, home and so much more.

On the following pages, you can read more about the themes of advertising and symbolism in the context of some of our Gems.

See the symbolism and advertising associated with mills on our Gems pages here.


1: Contents
2: Northwestern Miller: From Doughnuts to Dresses
3: Trade Cards
4: Satire
5: Propaganda
6: Tilting at Windmills
7: Rebirth