War and Peace

Here is another little gem I picked up at a truck show this past summer. This advertisement from WWII details the use of Autocar trucks as they haul 60-ton,105ft long, 26.5 ft tall, hull segments eight miles through crowded city streets. I really enjoy these old hand illustrated ads and the amazing amount of detail they hold. Everything from the plane flying overhead to a small child watching in awe as the truck passes by. It would be hard to stage such a scene if you were trying to take a similar photograph. Anyone else think the guy in the trench coat looks suspicious? German spy perhaps?

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By the way, Bigge Drayage is still an operating company! Check out their website to see the real life action that helped to inspire this ad.

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