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Crown Central Petroleum Advertising Collection, 1949-1996

Donor:
Crown Central Petroleum Corporation
Author:
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar) 1895-1972
Subject:
Eisenhower, Dwight D (Dwight David) 1890-1969
Physical description:
.66 cu. ft. : 1 box; 2 oversize folders
Type:
Advertisements
Collection descriptions
Design drawings
Letters (correspondence)
Point-of-purchase displays
Posters
Date:
1949
1996
1949-1996
1950-2000
Notes:
The oil company Crown Central Petroleum developed its Governor's Highway Safety Program in the late 1940s.
Summary:
The collection includes advertising materials for Crown Central's credit card and credit check programs, for gifts (cameras, kitchenware) offered by its service station to repeat customers; a set of posters and a design drawing for them, exhorting drivers to drive safely, featuring images of governors of states, President Dwight Eisenhower, FBI Director J.Edgar Hoover, and others; and a 1955 letter to Eisenhower requesting that he appear on one of the posters.
Cite as:
Crown Central Petroleum Advertising Collection, ca.1949-1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Advertising
Credit
Credit cards
Gasoline
Marketing
Petroleum industry and trade
Service stations
Advertising history
Local number:
2016.3122 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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