Today we are offering a hard to find vintage advertising poster produced by Shell Oil Co. in the 1940s, part of the “This is Oil” series. This is poster #1 and we have the other 4 posters also available for purchase at this time. This poster is titled “Prospecting for Petroleum, the Story of Exploration.” It measures 30 x 22″ and is marked “Shell (logo) Distributed by Shell Oil Company,” on the reverse side of the poster and “Copyright 1947 Printed in U.S.A. Material on oil reserves courtesy of “Oil and Gas Journal” on the inside. Detailed 4 color printing with various small scenes surrounding a large illustration of two sides of the globe. “This is the first in a series of charts outlining various phases of the petroleum industry.” Very good vintage condition: please see complete condition description above and take a good look at all photos. Please see our other listings for the 4 additional posters in this series. Fresh from a Rhode Island estate.
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