We love these gorgeous old gasoline ads from the era when cars were cutting edge and building a lot of suburban developments connected by vast highways seemed like a super futuristic move. Ah, the early days of the automobile never looked sunnier.

No extra price – the new and better Texaco gasoline, c. 1920

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Shell Gasoline, c. 1920

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Shell Motor Oil and Gasoline, 1920s

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Associated Ethyl Gasoline, 1920

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysSPower on the instant – from the volatile gas, Texaco, 1923

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Richfield, the Gasoline of Power, mid-1920s

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Shell – for the utmost horse power, 1926, Artist: Jean D'Ylen

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On Every Highway

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Shell Motor Oil and Petrol, 1927

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Red Crown, a Natural Anti-Knock Gasoline

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For Quick-Starting, 1930

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Texaco-Ethyl gasoline, 1931

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BP Ethyl posters from the early 1930s

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Artist: Paolo Frederico Garretto, c. 1930

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Artist: Edward McKnight Kauffer,1933

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Try stepped-up 1940 Fire-Chief today, 1940

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A Tydol gasoline ad on a matchbook

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Three of a Kind for Power!, 1941

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Fuel of the future today, Shell, 1941

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New Solutized Shell is the finer fuel for '41, Shell, 1941

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Four times as powerful as 100-octane gasoline? Say that again!, 1944

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The Best Gasoline is Still Fighting, 1945

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysS88 and 98 gasoline, British American Oil, early 1950s

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysSGlorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysAdvertising posters of Ethyl Corp., early 1950s

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Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysSPacks Punch!, Texaco, 1951

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysSThe new Gulf Crest gasoline, 1955

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Great New Source of Power for your car, Texaco, 1956

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysSHoliday motoring costs less on the multi-bonus benzol blends, 1957

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For higher smile age, National Benzole, 1957

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New Gulf Crest gasoline, 1958

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysSDry gasolines from Sunoco, 1961

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Caltex serves you better, 1962 and 1966 (the last one)

Glorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysSGlorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysSGlorious Gasoline Ads from the Dieselpunk DaysSPut a Tiger In Your Tank, by Esso, 1964-1968

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This is not an ordinary Shell station, 1965

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Get out of town – fast, Regent, 1966

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The posters above are from Digital Poster Collection, except when noted otherwise.