Crown Central Petroleum Advertising Collection, 1949-1996
Crown Central Petroleum Corporation
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar) 1895-1972
Eisenhower, Dwight D (Dwight David) 1890-1969
.66 cu. ft. : 1 box; 2 oversize folders
The oil company Crown Central Petroleum developed its Governor's Highway Safety Program in the late 1940s.
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.
Crown Central Petroleum Advertising Collection, ca.1949-1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Petroleum industry and trade
2016.3122 (NMAH Acc.)
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