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1940's Matted Italian Texaco Motor Oil Advertisement (red)

$100.00
  • 1940's Matted Italian Texaco Motor Oil Advertisement (red)

Unknown

1940's Matted Italian Texaco Motor Oil Advertisement (red)

$100.00
Date: 1940s
Size: 
9.5 x 12 inches (matted)
Artist: Unknown

A charming vintage poster from one of the greatest manufacturers of motor oil in the world and a little Texaco trivia:

About Texaco:

Our friends at Wikipedia tell us that, "Texaco was founded in Beaumont, Texas as the Texas Fuel Company in 1902.  In 1905, it established an operation in Belgium under the name Continental Petroleum Company, which it acquired control of in 1913. The next year, Texaco moved to new offices in Houston on the corner of San Jacinto and Rusk. In 1928, Texaco became the first U.S. oil company to sell its gasoline nationwide under one single brand name in all 48 states (50 states after Alaska and Hawaii joined the Union in 1959)."

Obscure Texaco trivia: The company illegally supplied the fascist Gen. Franco faction in the Spanish Civil War, despite a federal fine, with a total 3,500,000 barrels (560,000 m3) of oil.

This period advertisement was recently matted and is ready to frame. Small tear on the right corner.