Lost Advertisements-“One Great Leader says of Another”

30 Aug


A 1933 advertisement for Esso Gasoline–the company was one of the 34 formed in 1911 after the Standard Oil monopoly was broken up–featuring Bill Terry, who had just led the New Yorks Giants the National League pennant and also owned, according to The Associated Press, owned “several” filling stations:

“Next to baseball I know motor fuel best. I’ve sold it for years.I sell it now–all winter long–down in Memphis after the season’s over.

“And let me tell you, folks, it takes a leader to deliver the goods–in baseball or in motor fuel. That’s why you can depend on Essolene.”

Terry’s Giants won the World Series in five games.

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