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1951 Ad Trailmobile Philadelphia PA Ghost Town City Ernest Hamlin Baker Art YFT7

1951 Ad Trailmobile Philadelphia PA Ghost Town City Ernest Hamlin Baker Art YFT7

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This is an original 1951 black and white print ad for the shipping, freight, and transportation industries that was sponsored by the Trailmobile Company that features an illustration by Ernest Hamlin Baker that accompanies the history behind why the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania avoided becoming an American "ghost town".


This 62+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.75 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)

This piece was illustrated by Baker, Ernest Hamlin. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Ernest Hamlin Baker

Ernest Hamlin Baker (1889-1975) was born in Rhode Island. He was a self-taught illustrator and was famous for his painting of George Marshall. He attended Colgate College and was soon commissioned to create artwork for Fortune. He created eleven Fortune Magazine covers from 1929 to 1941, as well as several portraits, and over 300 covers for Time Magazine. During the Great Depression, he worked on several Public Works of Art (PWAP) projects. A mural painted during this time at the Wakefield, Rhode Island post office, now hangs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising, Semi-Truck, Automobile

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