Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s

Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s

Jacob Miller - November 5, 2017

The first working steam-powered vehicle was designed by Ferdinand Verbeist, a Flemish member of a Jesuit mission in China around 1672. It was a toy for the Emperor that was unable to carry a driver or passenger.

Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot is generally credited with building the first full-scale, self-propelled mechanical vehicle in 1769; a steam-powered tricycle. He constructed two steam tractors for the French army as well.

In 1807, brothers Nicephore and Claude Niepce built the world’s first internal combustion engine and used it on a boat. At the same time, Swiss inventor Francois Isaac de Rivaz designed his own internal combustion engine and created a vehicle. Neither worked very well.

In November 1881, French inventor Gustave Trouvé demonstrated the first working (three-wheeled) car powered by electricity at the International Exposition of Electricity, Paris. Although several other German engineers (including Gottlieb Daimler, Wilhelm Maybach, and Siegfried Marcus) were working on the problem at about the same time, Karl Benz generally is acknowledged as the inventor of the modern car.

Large-scale, production-line manufacturing of affordable cars was started by Ransom Olds in 1901 at his Oldsmobile factory in Michigan. The concept was expanded by Henry Ford, beginning in 1913 with the world’s first moving assembly line for cars at the Highland Park Ford Plant. Ford’s cars came off the line every 15 minutes. It was so efficient that the coat of paint would create a bottleneck in the process. Only Japan Black paint would dry fast enough, forcing the company to remove the color options.

Ford’s advances in manufacturing made the car an item for the masses. Advertisements became more and more prevalent as competition gripped the market.

Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Cadillac Car 1903 advertisement. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Cadillac Motor Car Co. 1902 advertisement. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
A New High-Power Cadillac, 1905. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
A Summer Day and a Cadillac, 1904. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Chalmers Advertisement, 1920. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Chalmers Pony Tonneau, 1911. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Chalmers Sixes advertisement, 1915. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Buick Motor Company advertisement, 1905. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Buick advertisement, 1912. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Buick Advertisement, 1921. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Chevrolet advertisement, 1923. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Chevrolet Advertisement, 1924. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Chevrolet advertisement, 1925. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Chevrolet advertisement, 1913. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Chevrolet advertisement, 1917. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Chevrolet Corvette advertisement, 1954. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Chevrolet Corvette advertisement, 1955. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Chevrolet Corvette advertisement, 1956. oldcaradvertising

Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s

Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Chevrolet Corvette advertisement, 1953. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Chrystler and Imperial advertisement, 1924. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Chrysler and Imperial advertisement, 1931. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Chrysler and Imperial advertisement, 1935. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Crosley advertisement, 1939. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
DeSoto advertisement, 1937. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
DeSoto advertisement, 1940. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
DeSoto Advertisement, 1942. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Dodge Brothers Motor Car advertisement, 1915. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Dodge advertisement, 1929. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Dodge Advertisement, 1938. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Dodge Advertisement, 1943. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Dodge advertisement, 1947. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Dodge Truck advertisement, 1943. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Dodge Truck advertisement, 1948. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Duesenberg advertisement, 1934. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Edsel advertisement, 1958. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Edsel advertisement, 1958. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Empire advertisement, 1910. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Ford advertisement, 1903. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Ford advertisement, 1904. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Ford advertisement, 1910. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Ford advertisement, 1915. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Ford advertisement, 1930. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Ford advertisement, 1945. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Ford advertisement, 1950. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Ford Thunderbird advertisement, 1961. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Ford Thunderbird advertisement, 1955. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Ford Truck advertisement, 1923. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Ford Truck advertisement, 1946. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Ford Truck advertisement, 1957. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Franklin advertisement, 1904. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
GM Advertisement, 1942. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
1940 Graham Hollywood Convertible Postcard, 1940. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Hudson advertisement, 1943-1945. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Hupmobile Skylark advertisement, 1940.
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Jeep advertisement, 1945. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Jeep advertisement, 1947. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Jordan advertisment, 1926. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Kaiser and Frazer advertisement, 1947. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Kissel advertisement, 1928. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Lincoln advertisement, 1929. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Lincoln advertisement, 1946. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Locomobile advertismenet, 1900. oldcaradvertising

Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Marmon advertisement, 1919. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Maxwell advertisment, 1917. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Mercury advertisement, 1939. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Mercury advertisement, 1945. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Metropolitan advertisement, 1954. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Ford Mustang advertisement, 1964. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Ford Mustang advertisement, 1969. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Nash advertisement, 1942-1945. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Nash advertisement, 1942-1945. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Oakland advertisement, 1929, France. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Oldsmobile advertisement, 1901. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Oldsmobile advertisement, 1942-1945. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Packard advertisement, 1939. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Packard advertisement, 1942-1945. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Paige advertisement, 1927. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Oldsmobile advertisement, 1942-1945. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Pathfinder advertisement, 1916. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Peerless advertisement, 1904. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Pierce-Arrow advertisement, 1909. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Pierce-Arrow advertisement, 1930s. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Plymouth advertisement, 1943. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Plymouth advertisement, 1944. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Pontiac advertisement, 194201945. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Pontiac advertisement, 1942-1945. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Pope advertisement, 1904. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Stevens Duryea advertisement, 1914. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Studebaker advertisement, 1942-1945. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Studebaker advertisement, 1942-1945. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Studebaker advertisement, 1945. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Stutz advertisement, 1927. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Tucker advertisement, 1948. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Velie advertisement, 1915. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Wills Sainte Claire advertisement, 1925. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Winton advertisement, 1905. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Willys advertisement, 1942. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Willys advertisement, 1944. oldcaradvertising
Photos of Vintage Car Ads From the Early 1900s to the 1960s
Willys Overland advertisement, 1912. oldcaradvertising

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