Friday, February 28, 2014

International Harvester Coca Cola Truck - 1939

This over-sized (7.5" x 4") advertising postcard touts the new International D-300 COE (cab-over-engine) delivery truck.

In 1939, International Trucks introduced its all steel Metro body styling, offering a very attractive design look and feel. The appearance was very smooth with no projecting fenders or corners. Some people commented that the appearance resembled a “loaf of bread”. The large flat sides and rear end design offered an abundance of advertising space which store merchants thoroughly enjoyed for their business. 

Santa Fe Trailways "Victory Liner"

This 8" x 3" postcard is of the "Victory Liner" that was used for the purpose of transporting workers to various "war plants". Built out of plywood during WW II in Santa Fe’s Wichita, Kansas shops to conserve valuable war materiel. The Victory Liner was used to transport civilian employees to military arms factories during the war. It had a passenger capacity of 117. 

The photo below is from a Google search and shows
the unusual way this bus was steered.

Ted Larsen Oldsmobile Dealership - Alhambra, California

Shown are 3 RPPCs from the Oldsmobile Dealership of Ted Larsen, I believe that these are from the early to mid 1950's. Alhambra is a city located in the western San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, California, United States, which is approximately eight miles from the Downtown Los Angeles.