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Autocar Contents... One Hellcat

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09654.41 Author/Creator: Autocar Place Written: s.l. Type: Poster Date: 3 April, 1944 Pagination: 1 poster ; 58.4 x 43.3 cm.

Summary of Content: One poster entitled, "Contents... One Hellcat" printed by Autocar, dated April 3, 1944. Poster features an Autocar truck owned by Dade Brothers, Inc., lifting a crate that carries fully built Hellcats, and Wildcats, two types of planes used by the Air Force. There is also an image of a loaded truck hauling the crate uphill. The poster reads in part, "On all fronts, Autocar provides special-purpose vehicles for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Forces... rugged reminders of heavy-duty Autocar Trucks to come at war's end." The title has been written on the back of the poster in pencil, the date has also been stamped on the back.

Background Information: 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.See More


Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IIPropagandaTransportationWar Industry

Sub Era: World War II

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