Color map, printed on both sides, folded to 23x10 cm, bears the Chevron logo on both sides, and a complete legend and date of publication. National map includes mileage, driving times between destinations, and list of National parks and monuments. Useful information as mileage charts (distances between cities), speed limits, highway safety pointers, state traffic rules, text and illustrations.
Therefore, barring evidence to the contrary, this map is public domain. Many additional Gulf maps not included here can be seen in the article The Early Gulf Road Maps of Pennsylvania . This map says copyright 1916 by Automobile Blue Book, however this is believed to be the 1921 map. The map is titled 'BLAZED TRAILS IN PENNSYLVANIA', and the roads are identified with trail markings. Also, it uses only trail markings and so is dated 1924. which started life as the Tidewater Pipe-Line Company c1880. The map is titled "General Map of Automobile Routes in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey." Routes are not named or numbered. After their 1916 map, Atlantic apparently issued no maps until about 1925. The map includes New Jersey and Delaware on the verso and uses old state route numbers. In the days before television and billboards, free road maps were a major means of advertising for the oil companies, and in the mid 1920's others joined Gulf in the free map game. More than one map for each year is shown on this page to further illustrate the beginnings of oil company road maps. It is undated but contains a reference to 1924 road construction. For some reason Tydol used this small map printer for the 1926 map.At the turn of the century they were about the only competition to the Standard Oil Trust. This attractive folder has a Rand Mc Nally Auto Trails map of Pennsylvania on one side and New Jersey on the other. The gray paper cover is labeled 'KENCO TOURIST GUIDE'. Road map cartography took a big step forward with General Drafting, see the Map Image . The front cover is the same as the 1925 map but the back is different. On the verso is a smaller "junior" road map of Pennsylvania; and also some small maps of New York cities. Apparently Gousha underbid Rand Mc Nally in 1927 in order to get their business going."Metro Stations Inc." was apparently the name Socony used for its gas retailing in the early years while Mobiloil was used for the motor oil. This map is titled 'General Map of Automobile Routes in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey', issued by Kendall Refining Co., published by Frank B. This map is undated, though earlier than the dated 1925 map below. On the inside cover is a list of about 100 different makes of autos and about 40 different makes of tractors, names like Hupmobile, Case, Stutz, etc. The "Pittsburgh" marking indicates it has a Pittsburgh city map and there was also a "Philadelphia" version. It is possible separate road maps were issued for both Pennsylvania and New York in 1926. Roads are marked with both 'old' state and modern US route numbers. Useful information as mileage charts (distances between cities), speed limits, highway safety pointers, state traffic rules, text and illustrations. State map includes an index with population and keyed list of cities and towns.