Indianapolis Advertisements - 1909

This collecgtion contains several newspaper ads appearing in the Indianapolis Star during the summer of 1909. Many of these ads trumpet the records set by automobile manufacturers such as Marmon, National and Jackson during the August 1909 race meet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Some of these ads provide quick references for the race results. The Jackson ad is particularly interesting in that it promotes its victory in the first race for the Wheeler-Schebler Trophy, the seven-foot sterling silver cup designed by Tiffany’s. This race was controversial because it was called short due to accidents and the Speedway did not award the trophy at first because no car had completed the originally scheduled distance. The folder also contains a mix of miscellaneous ads for clothing, tobacco and other goods for historical context. Note the prices and styles, particularly of women's clothing.

Marmon_National.pdf9.75 MB