Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Windows to the Past: Gasoline Unsurpassed

In a post last week, we opened a window to 1939 that showcased a Standard Gasoline billboard in downtown Los Angeles.  The advertisement featured Mickey Mouse and was part of a Disney-themed campaign for the Standard Oil Company that continued through most of 1940.  Our very good friend and fellow Disney historian Paul F. Anderson very generously forwarded us this photograph that provides a better view of another billboard with the same advertisement.

Our thanks to Paul for making the photograph available to us.  Be sure to check out Paul's excellent site, the Disney History Institute.  It is a true treasure trove of Disney history and resources.