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1950s Standard Oil of Kentucky Road Map

May 05, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

KYSO Florida Vintage Road Map Standard Oil of Kentucky was founded in 1886 in Louisville, Kentucky. Originally an independent company, it was bought up as part of the Rockefeller petroleum monopoly. Standard Oil of Kentucky (or KYSO) became an independent company again in 1911, after the monopoly was broken up through a court ruling. KYSO

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Sunoco 1939 World’s Fair Road Map

Oct 27, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

This Sunoco road map is a commemorative piece for the 1939 World’s Fair, held in Flushing, New York. In addition to being a map of the Northeastern U.S., it includes detailed maps of the Metropolitan NYC area and Long Island. The cover of the map has a great Art Deco style graphic representing the fair.

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Retro Road Maps: Atlantic Refining Company

Mar 24, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

This road map from the Atlantic Refining Company dates from about 1953. The state maps that are included are for Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. In addition, the reverse of the map covers the eastern half of the United States. Shown in the cover artwork is the new interstate highway system that sprouted up in

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