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Autocar Big Trucks for Big Jobs

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09654.38 Author/Creator: Autocar Place Written: s.l. Type: Poster Date: 1941-1945 Pagination: 1 poster ; 58.4 x 43.4 cm.

One poster entitled, "Big Trucks for Big Jobs" printed by Autocar, dated 1941-1945. Poster features an Autocar fuel truck on a road in a jungle. There is a bullet-riddled Japanese plane's wing in the foreground. There are four bombers in the air above the truck. The poster reads in part, "Refueling is a big job. On our fighting fronts, it must be done in a big way. This means big trucks... heavy-duty trucks... Autocar Trucks!" The title has been written on the back of the poster in pencil.

Autocar is a truck manufacturer established in 1897. During World War II, they supplied over 37,000 armored half-trucks, all-wheel-drive prime movers, and standard production models, including the Model U, for the overseas war effort.

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