Vintage Poster-Autocar Trucks-Standard Oil


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A vintage color poster based on an original ad for Autocar Trucks from 1945. The gasoline tanker is pulling for Standard Oil of California and is in the process of unloading gasoline at a Standard service station. Note the company uniforms complete with bow-ties. The Chevron Corporation was originally known as Standard Oil of California, or SoCal, and was formed amid the antitrust breakup of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil company in 1911. It was one of the Seven Sisters that dominated the world oil industry in the early 20th century. In 1933, Saudi Arabia granted SoCal a concession to find oil, and oil was found in 1938. In the early 1950s, SoCal discovered the world's largest oil field in Saudi Arabia. SoCal's subsidiary, California-Arabian Standard Oil Company, developed over years, to become the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO) in 1944. In 1973, the Saudi government began buying into ARAMCO. By 1980, the company was entirely owned by the Saudis, and in 1988, the name was changed to Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). Standard Oil of California and Gulf Oil merged in 1984, the largest merger in history at that time. Under the antitrust regulation, SoCal divested many of Gulf's operating subsidiaries, and sold some Gulf stations and a refinery in the eastern United States. SoCal changed the name to Chevron. This poster is printed on high quality, glossy photographic paper and the size is 12x18 inches, backed with foamcore and shrink wrapped for extra protection. Also available in canvas that has been stretched onto a wooden frame. Both formats allow for very easy wall mounting-please specify when ordering. Other sizes and backing materials are available-send email to info@allvintagetrucks.com.

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