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 the very first ad in which the Rockville Garage appeared. Dealers are listed in fine print at the bottom: note Rockville, Garage is highlighted in yellow. Initially, Reed Brothers represented several franchise nameplates along with Dodge, including Oldsmobile, Hudson, and Essex. The Hudson and Oldsmobile were sold at Reed Brothers from roughly 1917 through 1923.
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…”