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Scrapbook of automobiles


Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267

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Overview and metadata sections

This scrapbook was created by an unknown individual, probably during the mid-1950s.

Information derived from the scrapbook.

Created by an unknown individual, this scrapbook contains advertisements for automobiles clipped from magazines published during the 1950s, particularly the

Saturday Evening Post, plus an occasional newspaper clipping.

The advertisements cover a wide range of new model domestic and foreign makes of automobiles, including obsolete companies such as Kaiser Automobile, Studebaker Automobile, Nash Motors, Packard, Stutz, and DeSoto. Some of the advertisements feature images and information about antique cars, while others depict unique foreign vehicles such as the Isetta and Veedol. A 1952 advertisement chronicles the history of Studebaker Automobile as the corporation celebrated its one-hundreth anniversary.

Although most of the advertisements are sponsored by automobile companies, some are courtesy of companies which manufacture automotive products, such as the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Gulf Oil Corporation.

The images and text in this scrapbook provide a historical record of new automobiles during the 1950s, as well as a glimpse of American advertising during the period.

  1. Item 0009: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0093 FOLIO

Gift of Rebecca Johnson Melvin, March 2009.

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, May 2009.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2009 May 8
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Collection Inventory

Scrapbook of automobiles, 1936-1954 ((bulk dates 1950-1954)).
Item 0009
Physical Description

1 volume

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