Automobile Ads Scrapbook

Scans from a scrapbook of early 20th century automobile advertisements. 1900s until about 1930s car ads, showing off the features of what are now classic and rare vehicles.

Pope-Waverly Speed Mobile Advertisement

Pope-Waverly Speed Mobile Advertisement

This entry is part 15 of 17 in the series Automobile Ads Scrapbook

Here is the front and back of a little advertisement from 1904 by Pope-Waverly Motors for the Model No. 36 electric speedwagon. Only $850 without the top and $900 with the top. The back of the pamphlet contains the specifications for this 1904 electric car, which included a 3 horsepower motor with 17 miles per hour maximum speed – “speedwagon” my arse!

Wills Sainte Claire, Willys Knight, and Stutz auto ads

Wills Sainte Claire, Willys Knight, and Stutz auto ads

This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series Automobile Ads Scrapbook

Here are some ads for long-out of business automobile makers: Wills Saint Claire, Willys Knight, Winton, and Stutz. Stutz produced luxury automobiles, and this ad is clearly aimed towards the Edwardian mother. The Winton ad is from 1915. The Willys Knight ads appear to be from the 1920s, the model 70 was produced in 1927. I am not sure when the Whippet was produced. There are several pages of ads for Willys Knight sedans and autos. The Wills Sainte Claire ad features its Canadian Goose logo and this page contains 2 scanned ads.

1920s Studebaker, Rauch & Lang, Pierce-Arrow, and Reo motor car advertisements

1920s Studebaker, Rauch & Lang, Pierce-Arrow, and Reo motor car advertisements

This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Automobile Ads Scrapbook

Here’s various ads for Studebaker cars from the 1920s, the Pierce-Arrow French Brougham, Rauch & Lang worm drive, and Reo 5th and 6th cars and sedans (from 1913).
I can see why the Studebaker is such a classic. The luxurious illustrated advertisement style is distinct. Well bred dogs to go with a well bred car. Stylish women. These early 1920s Studebaker ads are all about luxury.

1920s Lincoln Automobile Ads

1920s Lincoln Automobile Ads

This entry is part 8 of 17 in the series Automobile Ads Scrapbook

Here are some old Lincoln car ads from the 1920s and before. They include illustrated ads for the Berline Landaulet, the Cabriolet, and the 4 passenger Coupe. My favorite illustration is of a family watching a biplane in the sky, leaned against their Lincoln vehicle.

Old Cadillac Lasalle Ads

Old Cadillac Lasalle Ads

This entry is part 9 of 17 in the series Automobile Ads Scrapbook

Here are some scans that I made to digitize an old guy’s scrapbook. These are lovely illustrations that capture the energy of the late 1920s. I found the wikipedia article on the history Lasalle fascinating, and a little tragic:

Early 1900s electric trucks advertisements

Early 1900s electric trucks advertisements

This entry is part 12 of 17 in the series Automobile Ads Scrapbook

Here are 2 pages of ads for electric trucks from the early 1900s that were in that scrap book that my boyfriend’s dad dropped off a few weeks ago. I am guessing these are from the late teens or early 1920s? In the Detroit Electric Car ad, it looks like Santa Clause is sitting in the vehicle!

Old Dodge Automobile Ads

Old Dodge Automobile Ads

This entry is part 13 of 17 in the series Automobile Ads Scrapbook

Here are some old ads for Dodge cars, including the Senior Coupe of c. 1929 (that cost only $880). The second page is an ad for Dodge Brothers of Canada (Walkerville Ontario), and shows children playing in the snow. The last page are cuttings of various unnamed 1920s Dodge cars. I’ve included more detailed crops of these old ads, too.

Six 1920s Chrysler car advertisements

Six 1920s Chrysler car advertisements

This entry is part 14 of 17 in the series Automobile Ads Scrapbook

Here are 6 pages of illustrated Chrysler automobile advertisement scans from the late 1920s.

“AT LAST – The Modern Car Style for the Modern Age”, one of the ad pages for the Chrysler 75-65 proclaims.

These are illustrated ads with prices and descriptions for 1920s Chrysler car models

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