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Art, Drawings, Sketches, Editorials, Paintings of Jeeps

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Dec. 1945 Outdoor Life Magazine Story on the Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Magazine

UPDATE: Originally Posted July 26, 2014. There is currently an issue for $7 on eBay.

The December 1945 Issue of Outdoor Life Magazine contained an article titled “A Jeep Will Get You There”. It is filled with photos of a VEC CJ-2A used for a fishing trip. The photos aren’t the best, but still an interesting article. Outdoor Life also featured the story on the front cover.

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1945 Christmas Card w/ From Budapest, Hungary on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Postcards

Neat little unscripted and signed card with a jeep and Christmas tree from Hungary.

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“Original signed old Xmas card without envelope from Budapest 1945. Good condition, (please see scan). Dimensions are (folded): 108 X 155 mm.
I will send this item Worldwide. Shipping by registered Air-Mail only (Worldwide) is 4.20 $ for 1-3 Postcards.”

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The Future of Electric Jeeps?

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Bill shared this news. FCA held a sketch competition to solicit independent designs for electric jeeps. Three winners were selected. The first was a futuristic FC design; the second a buggy design; and the third an extreme buggy design.

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/jeep-forward-control-revival-looks-like-electric-truck-perfection-151891.html#

This instagram page has more examples of these: https://www.instagram.com/p/CH0cVPJlned/

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1945 Jeep for Junior Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features

Did all the Kool Kids get Jeep For Juniors for Christmas in 1945? Well, more likely Kool Boys as the Kool Girls were offered a tea party set. Hopefully, the aspiring Jeep Girls asked (and received) the jeep, too.

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November 08, 1945, Arizona Republic.

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CJ-5 Glass Coasters

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

These two glass coasters popped up on eBay last week for a reasonable price. Strangely, the image of the jeep is reversed. The gas inlet and steering wheel appear to be on the passenger side in the image.

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Willys of Indiana Matchbook Cover on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

The starting price on this matchbook is $49.99. Note the illustrative details of the jeep, including bows+holders and a rear pto.

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“Jeep Willys Matchbook Indianapolis Indiana Vintage Rare Dealership 40’s?. Condition is “Used”. Shipped with USPS First Class. This is old and used. The colors and advertising are beautiful! No matches. What you see is what you get.”

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1971 Movie “Venga A Fare Ilsoldato Da Noi” Poster **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This poster includes a jeep driven by soldiers looking as if they’d just driven from the Italian movie version of M*A*S*H. Given M*A*S*H was released the year before in 1970, maybe that wasn’t a coincidence?

As noted at IMDB, “A girl is drafted due to a misunderstanding and this gives her the occasion to check on her boy-friend, whom she believes to be a womanizer.”

“Original poster measures approximately 140 x 200 cm (78″x55″), in conditions as in the photo.”

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1945 Christmas Card From Budapest on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Postcards

Neat old card with a jeep and a signed message.

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Portuguese Jeep Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features, International

I bought the following 5″x7″ Portuguese ads off of eBay for $2/ad plus shipping from Europe. The seller noted he had more ads, so sent me a link to 96 more (including lots of good early ads). He wanted to sell these outside of eBay, so I figured I’d get a better price, especially buying in bulk. Instead, he doubled the ads to $4/per ad. When I balked at the price, he claimed he was selling his ads for €6 on eBay ($7.09). Given I’d just bought them for $2, I was a bit confused by his claim. Maybe something was lost in translation, but, needless to say, I won’t be buying any ads from this seller outside of eBay.

These ads have some neat illustrative work.

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Here are pics showing 1/4 of his collection of ads:

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Spanish Matchbook w/ Jeep on it on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

There are two vintage matchbooks in this auction, one from Peru and one possibly from Peru that has a jeep on it. The jeep matchbook is cool, but the asking price is $89.99 (at least they include with matches).

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“Rare WWII Era WILLYS ARMY JEEP Matchbooks Peru Indian Spanish
Incredibly rare
Great graphics and color
A few matches have been used
Books are in great shape
This auction is for both matchbooks, you get two!=
Feel free to ask questions”

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Christmas Card w/ Odd Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Postcards

Here’s a an odd jeep-like Christmas card labeled “JEEPERS”.

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“Vtg 1940s Christmas Greeting Card WW11 Green Army Jeep Anthropomorphic Dog/AS IS.”

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Reprint Photo of Medic Jeep in France & A Brazilian Medic Jeep model

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Models, Old Images

Steve shared this photo. Though it is an undated reprint, it’s one I hadn’t seen. The photo is only 5″x5″. I’m surprised it isn’t reproduced as a 8″x10″ photo.

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“This is a nice reproduction of an original World War Two photo showing US soldiers in a Jeep reading a sign prepared by French citizens expressing gratitude for the liberation of France from the Nazi’s. Great photo! Size of photo is about 5″ x 5″.”

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The photo above sent me on a quest to find another example of a medic/ambulance jeep with a cross painted onto the grille. I finally found one on a model, one built to replicate a Brazilian Expeditionary Force jeep ambulance from 1944 Italy. The author of the post did a good job retelling the history of the jeep (and didn’t fall for some of the incorrect history on the internet).

http://panzerserra.blogspot.com/2013/04/jeep-14-ton-4×4-ambulance-brazilian.html

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This illustration is one of the inspirations for the model.

 
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1950 French Poster on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

This French Army poster has a buy-it-now price of 136,50 Euros.

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“ORIGINAL FRENCH LITHOGRAPHY POSTER
ORIGINAL FRENCH VINTAGE POSTER IN LITHOGRAPH
LEARN A GOOD CAREER IN THE ARMY (1950)
Format : 60x77cm / size : 23×31 inches”

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Giant Flatfender Jeep in Abu Dhabi

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Monuments/Statues, Museums

UPDATE: Vince shared an article from autoblog.com that provides more information on the Rainbow Sheikh (Sheigh Hamad bin Hamdan) who built the world’s largest running jeep. It had been many years since my last post on the subject, so it was time to update this post.

In 2010, reports were that Guinness Book of World Records had recognized the jeep as the largest running jeep in the world; however, I could not verify the record through the Guinness web site. Recently, a huge CJ-5 built by the same Shiekh for his offload museum may have surpassed the flat fender.

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/05/31/worlds-largest-working-jeep/

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Published in April of 2009:  I thought it was just a fake keep prop of some kind, but apparently it’s being built on the framework of a large quarry mining truck. 

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1949 Movie ‘Come to the Stable’

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

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The movie Come to the Stable includes a jeep in the movie and on many posters about the movie. Based on how often a jeep appears on advertising literature, I thought a jeep might have played a prominent role, but after reading a movie synopsis, it doesn’t seem that way. I couldn’t find a full version of the movie online to see for myself, but there is a version on Apple TV (and likely elsewhere).

The movie features a song titled “Through the Long and Sleepless Night“, with a record jacket that includes a jeep image. It was the reason I began researching the movie:

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These are posters found online:

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1944 Jeep Illustration by Steven Pescayne

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

This illustration was donated to the University of Toledo. It was drawn by Steven Escayne while was serving in Italy in 1944.You can see a few other illustrations by Steven drawn during the war in the Library’s collection here. Another website, https://toledosattic.org/exhibits/war-in-their-own-words also has some drawings by him.

 
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1952 Birthday Card for Ward Canaday

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

UPDATE: The cow in this illustration may represent an estate and cattle ranch Canaday owned on St. Croix, USVI.

This 1952 birthday card for Ward Canaday has been persevered at the University of Toledo. One of the signatures is from Barney Roos.

https://utdr.utoledo.edu/islandora/object/utoledo%3A3929

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Wood and Metal Folk Art(?) Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Models

Seller is asking $115 for this unusual jeep made of wood and metal. It’s missing the driver’s side fender. Appears delicate.

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“RARE WWII ARMY JEEP. MADE OF METAL AND WOOD, 14in LONG, 6 1/2in WIDE, 8in TALL

HOOD, FENDERS, WHEELS, BACKRESTS OF SEATS ARE MADE OF METAL, REST MADE OF WOOD
NOT SURE IF THIS WAS A MODEL KIT, OR SOME KIND OF TOY YOU COULD BUY ??
I HAVE NEVER SEEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS, VERY COOL, NEED A LITTLE TLC,
PICS ARE PART OF DESCRIPTION OF ACTUAL ITEM”
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The Investigators: A Watercolor Illustration

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Blaine spotted this watercolor illustration, titled The Investigators, that shows some sailors in a jeep ogling two women standing next to the Greenpernt Grocery. The watercolor sold for $287 at auction in April of 2019. It’s larger than I initially thought at almost 3 feet wide (35.75 inches) and 28.75 inches tall. I could find nothing about an artist named “Sweet”.

The name “Greenpernt” might be a reference Greenpoint in Brooklyn, New York. Apparently, Greenpernt was how Brooklyners referred to the area at one time. As one person wrote on a remembrances page, “My Brooklyn was High School days riding the GG train to Brooklyn Automotive in Greenpoint (Greenpernt to my dad)”. 

There’s also a corner of Noble St and West St (note the signs in the illustration) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that suggest this corner might have inspired the artist.

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“Fat Boy” Stock Car Mockup

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Racing

Something a little different …. According to Autoeveolution.com, there’s been an increasing number of “Jeep Willys builds” at drag strips. A digital artist, Yasid Oozeear, decided to render a drag jeep with a WWII look (this is an illustration, not an actual build).

You can read more here: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/jeep-willys-fat-boy-looks-like-a-stock-car-for-offroaders-140712.html#

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CREDIT: Illustration by Yaddesign: https://www.instagram.com/p/B76Z8OBFST3/

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CREDIT: Illustration by Yaddesign: https://www.instagram.com/p/B76Z8OBFST3/

 
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Santa Claus Christmas Card on eBay

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This is a Christmas card, signed by Joyce & Glen (whoever that is).

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“Vintage Christmas, it has been used but it is in very nice condition.”

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1994 Le Journal de Spirou Christmas Cover

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TJ shared this wonderful illustration shared by the French company of Jeepstock.

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1943 Cartoon w/ Bantam BRC Looking Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Comics, Features

This cartoon appeared in the short lived Apache Sentinel on October 22, 1943. It is a very Bantam-BRC looking jeep.

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1945 Mutt & Jeff Comic W/ a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Comics, Features

This Bud Fisher’s Mutt and Jeff comic appeared in the Sunday Star on August 5, 1945, under the title “Well Boys, Get Yourself a Jeep and Go Places”
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A close up of the last pane:

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Roberto’s Illustration: Santa’s Jeep Shop

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Another great illustration by Roberto Flores.

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