Industrial Capital of the West
c. 1930
20 in HIGH x 14 in WIDE
(50.80 cm HIGH x 35.56 cm WIDE)
Gift of Mr. Jim E. Adams

An advertisement for Durant Automobile Co. and for Oakland as the "Industrial Capital of the West." The ad discusses what an important role Oakland plays because of the presence of the railroad, the Port, steel manufacturers, and the new automotive industry. Oakland, according to the ad, is well on its way to surpassing the East Coast as the center of the automotive industry. An important figure in this venture of cars in Oakland, is W.C. Durant of Durant Automobile Co. The ad go on to claim how great Durant it and how much the city owes him. Line drawings of trains and manufacturing plants appear around the outside of the poster. The donor's father was the graphic designer for the posters, E. Adams.

Used: Durant Automobile Co.

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