Thursday, November 19, 2009

Foreshadowing from 1962

Grist uncovered this ironic ad for Humble Oil (motto: "Happy motoring!") in a 1962 back-issue of Life Magazine on Google Books. Incidentally, Humble was one of several companies that would merge to become ExxonMobil.





3 comments:

Jim said...

It also marks the last time the oil industry complied with truth in advertising standards...

jkirlin said...

We can't say they didn't warn us. :)

Anonymous said...

Say I remember Humble; it never was and Exxon/Mobil certainly isn't. Now that they have melted the glaciers, you suppose they could "green-up" a bit with all their profits? No they just look for more oil. "Oil is our business our only business!"