Ads Through the Years

Below is a collection of Newspaper Ads dating from 1919 – 2006

The first advertisement below, distributed by the Oldsmobile Sales Company in the Sunday, June 29, 1919 edition of The Washington Post is probably the very first ad in which the Rockville Garage appeared. Dealers are listed in fine print at the bottom: note Rockville Garage, Rockville, Md, which I have highlighted in yellow. Initially, Reed Brothers sold Oldsmobile and Hudson, along with Dodge. (click on images to enlarge)

Washington Post 1919

Rockville Garage – The Washington Post – Sunday, July 11, 1920, Washington, District Of Columbia. Advertisement for Hudson Super Six showing a list of Dealers in fine print at the bottom: note Rockville, Garage is highlighted in yellow.

Rockville Garage - Washington Post, The - Sunday, July 11, 1920, Washington, District Of Columbia

Rockville Garage – The Washington Post – Sunday, July 11, 1920, Washington, District Of Columbia

Washington Post Sunday, August 08, 1920, Washington, District Of Columbia

Rockville Garage – The Washington Post Sunday, August 08, 1920, Washington, District Of Columbia

Sunday, July 18, 1920, Washington, District Of Columbia

Rockville Garage – The Washington Post Sunday, July 18, 1920, Washington, District Of Columbia

Rockville Garage - The Washington Post, Sunday, July 04, 1920, Washington, District Of Columbia

Rockville Garage – The Washington Post, Sunday, July 04, 1920, Washington, District Of Columbia

Truck Ad December 1949

1956 Gulf Gasoline Ad

In the late ’60′s, The Dodge Boys “White Hat Specials” were part of Dodge’s marketing and advertising campaigns. Below are clips from an ad that Reed Brothers ran in the Gaithersburg Gazette in August 1965 to promote their 50th anniversary. The title of the ad reads: The Dodge Boys and Reed Brothers celebrate a 50 Year Success, 1915 to 1965! If you need a New or Used Car, come in today and cut yourself a “Slice of Savings…”

Gaithersburg Gazette 1965

Gaithersburg Gazette 1965

Reed Brothers Dependable Used Vehicles THE FREDERICK POST, FREDERICK, MD , FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1993

THE FREDERICK POST, FREDERICK, MD , FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1993

The News, Frederick, MD December 18, 1992

The News, Frederick, MD December 18, 1992

website ad

Website Special – Buy a new minivan and receive a $500 Toys ‘R Us gift card

THE FREDERICK NEWS-POST, FREDERICK, MARYLAND, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31,2002

THE FREDERICK NEWS-POST, FREDERICK, MARYLAND, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2002

Frederick Post News May 13, 2006

Frederick Post News May 13, 2006

2 responses to “Ads Through the Years”

  1. My Wyoming Adventure says :

    Fascinating history. My two favorites were the very first ad.and the success drive in ’65 ad.

  2. Dan Stinson says :

    Your Granddad would see me in church and Mom had me dressed up with hat and coat . Mr Reed would say hello little man. My dad would purchase cars at Reeds and i have bought 7 vehicles and 1 company vehicle for the company i work for. A fellow employee i work with, his uncle was Marvin

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