Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas from Lake Erie Oil Co. - 1956

On Thanksgiving, I featured Lake Erie Oil's newspaper ad, so it's only fitting that I post one of their Christmas ads. This one appeared in the Lorain Journal on December 24, 1956 (and is a not-so-subtle plug for Sinclair Power-X gasoline).

I love that Santa is wearing a fez while he's relaxing at home. (One of these days, I'm going to have to get one, so I can look like a 1950s lodge brother. Maybe I'll order this one from Dennis Miller.)

I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the cute little girl in the photo reading The Night Before Christmas is related to H. D. Murphy, the man who started the company.

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