1920 Ad Federal Motor Truck Detroit Michigan Standard Oil Cargo Railroads SCA3


This is an original 1920 two-color print ad for the Federal Motor Truck Company of Detroit, Michigan. It uses subtle World War I references to appeal for the cooperation of both motor trucks and the railroad in an effort to reduce congested transportation of people and cargo. The illustrations show Federal trucks helping out at a railroad in Los Angeles, and in Detroit during a gasoline shortage.


This 91+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light fading throughout piece. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Two Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13 inches; 25 x 33 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, tenth year federal, gasoline, railways, transportation