Olds Motor Works Advertisement from June 1903, "The Oldsmobile All Over the World"

Summary

The Curved Dash Oldsmobile arguably was the world's first mass produced automobile. By 1904, Olds Motor Works built 5,000 a year. At just $650, the little runabout was within the means of middle class buyers. This 1903 advertisement promotes the Oldsmobile's wide use and availability. It also hints at the car's dependability: "Nothing to watch but the road."

The Curved Dash Oldsmobile arguably was the world's first mass produced automobile. By 1904, Olds Motor Works built 5,000 a year. At just $650, the little runabout was within the means of middle class buyers. This 1903 advertisement promotes the Oldsmobile's wide use and availability. It also hints at the car's dependability: "Nothing to watch but the road."

Artifact

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Date Made

June 1903

Subject Date

1903

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

91.303.1304

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 9.688 in

Width: 6.688 in

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