Lost Advertisements–Walter Johnson Car Ads

9 Nov


Two 1913 advertisements for automobiles featuring Walter Johnson.

Above, an ad for a Washington D.C. Cole dealership–the picture at the top is of Johnson and outfielder Clyde Milan “In their Cole Roadster”:

Speed and Reliability

Two points of similarity between Walter Johnson and 

The Cole Car

The world’s first completely standardized car

The second ad, below, is for the local Detroit Electric dealership:

2 Record Breakers

Walter Johnson 

and the

Detroit Electric Brougham


Johnson remained on the mound longer than Cole stayed in business; the car maker closed in 1925.  Detroit Electric continued building cars until 1939 and the company was revived in 2008.

4 Responses to “Lost Advertisements–Walter Johnson Car Ads”

  1. Zippy Zappy November 9, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    They had cars in Walter Johnson’s time? Woah.


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