1905 Olds Motor Works Advertisement, "Makes Everyone Your Neighbor--the Oldsmobile"

Summary

From the beginning, carmakers targeted some advertisements specifically to women. This 1905 Oldsmobile ad certainly promotes the car's reliability and ease of operation. But it also advertises a more fundamental benefit for female drivers. With an automobile, women could escape the dull drudgery of the home and connect with friends anywhere. The Oldsmobile "makes everyone your neighbor."

From the beginning, carmakers targeted some advertisements specifically to women. This 1905 Oldsmobile ad certainly promotes the car's reliability and ease of operation. But it also advertises a more fundamental benefit for female drivers. With an automobile, women could escape the dull drudgery of the home and connect with friends anywhere. The Oldsmobile "makes everyone your neighbor."

Artifact

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Date Made

1905

Subject Date

1905

Creators

Olds Motor Works 

Huff, Henry 

Brownell & Humphrey 

Creator Notes

Drawing by Henry Huff; made by Brownell & Humphrey for Olds Motor Works.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

87.14.14.30

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 9.75 in

Width: 6.75 in

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