This is an original 1920 black and white print ad for the Standard Steel Car Company's Standard Eight automobile. The company, founded in 1902, by John M. Hansen and "Diamond Jim" Brady, initially focused on its production of railroad steel cars. Impressed by the quality, the Pullman company merged with SSC in 1934, and became the Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Company. In 1982, the company ceased its production of railroad cars and sold its plant to Trinitiy Industries in 1984.
This 91+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Small crease - top left corner. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some mild to moderate bleed through on this ad, mostly visible on the digital copy.
Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 10.75 x 13.75 inches; 27 x 35 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising