This is an incredible original 1928 black and white print ad for the REO Wolverine. The REO Motor Car Company was founded in Lansing, Michigan in 1904, by Ransom E. Olds. In 1907, REO was one of the most lucrative automotive companies in the United States; however, by the following year sales began to decrease significantly due to such emerging companies as General Motors and Ford. In 1912, mechanic and driver Fonce V. "Jack" Haney and journalist Thomas W. Wilby made the first automobile Trans-Canada excursion in the REO Special Touring Car.
This 83+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There are some light scuffs in the right margin of this ad.
Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black & White w/ Color
Grade: Near Mint
Dimensions: Approximately 10.5 x 14 inches; 27 x 36 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