Retro Road Maps: Atlantic Imperial
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.