Automobile ads kept magazines going through good times and hard. High-ticket items, they could afford to pay for color reproduction when that was too expensive for most other products. Everybody knows something about cars! Some of these ads were created by the best artists in the business. And some of them are just fun to look at as nostalgia; or, if you prefer, ancient history. Trucks here, too. Also wagons and carriages.

If you like these, check out this great website of scans of illustrated automobile sales brochures and advertisements.
  • Buick Cars 5 photos Buick Cars
  • Cadillac Cars 6 photos Cadillac Cars
  • Chevrolet Cars 14 photos Chevrolet Cars
  • Chrysler Cars 1 photo Chrysler Cars
  • Columbia Automobiles 7 photos Columbia Automobiles
  • Dodge Cars and Trucks 6 photos Dodge Cars and Trucks
  • Electric Automobiles 27 photos Electric Automobiles
  • Ford Cars 23 photos Ford Cars
  • Hudson Cars 3 photos Hudson Cars
  • Lincoln Cars 14 photos Lincoln Cars
  • Nash Cars 3 photos Nash Cars
  • Oil, Gas, and Lubricants 18 photos Oil, Gas, and Lubricants
  • Oldsmobile Cars 13 photos Oldsmobile Cars
  • Packard Automobiles 15 photos Packard Automobiles
  • Parts and Accessories 44 photos Parts and Accessories
  • Pierce-Arrow Cars 176 photos Pierce-Arrow Cars
  • Plymouth Cars 2 photos Plymouth Cars
  • Steam Automobiles 2 photos Steam Automobiles
  • Studebaker Cars 7 photos Studebaker Cars
  • Tires 41 photos Tires