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Print Block For Agrijeep

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: This was relisted on eBay and ended up selling yesterday for $26.95.

This print block depicting a Willys-Overland jeep with attached sprayer was on eBay. It’s pretty small, but the grille and tool indents suggest it’s an Agrijeep to me. This and similar small blocks were used to create newspaper ads illustrations. Below the block is an example of it used in an October 03, 1945, advertisement.

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Here’s the ad example:

Evening Star. (Washington, D.C.). 1945-10-03 [p A-17].

Evening Star. (Washington, D.C.). 1945-10-03 [p A-17].

 

One comment on “Print Block For Agrijeep

  1. Mike

    This is an interesting item, reminds me of the carved linoleum blocks my sister made in college. based on it’s age, I wonder how this block was made, lots of intricate detail for such a small object. Was this manufactured or a one off piece, rubber or something else?

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