Retro Road Maps: Atlantic Imperial

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Atlantic Refining Company Imperial Road Map

This New England road map is from the mid-1950s. It was distributed by the Atlantic Refining Company that was founded in 1865. It became a subsidiary of Standard Oil in 1874, until it was made independent again in 1911 when anti-trust laws were passed. Atlantic Refining merged with the Richfield Oil Corporation in 1966, and eventually became the company known as ARCO.

There is a shield on the front of the map, which says “Atlantic Imperial”. Imperial was the name under which Atlantic sold their hi-test gasoline. The illustrations, both front and back on this map, are great retro images showing a 50s style gas station, uniformed station attendant and automobile.

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Last updated: Jun 30, 2009
Filed under: Retro Road Maps Tagged with: ARCO, Atlantic Refining, Atlantic Richfield, Richfield Oil