Happy service

One of the great things about old road maps are the depictions of the service station attendants. They gleefully hand out the latest map or wave goodbye. Smiles and impeccable dress are a must. It doesn’t matter that these guys have been changing tires and oil all day. Here are two examples of how oil companies put their best mug forward. The staff, here at Historic Highways, will continue to showcase the allure of 20th century roadside graphic design. Watch this space for more. Oh, the Missouri map is from the 1950s and the California map from the 1940s.

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