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?
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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