The Havoline Thermometer

The Havoline Thermometer was part of the 1933 International Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. As the Worlds Largest Thermometer, it was a very large advertisement Havoline Motor Oil. Twenty-one stories (218 ft.) high it showed the temperature by neon light tubes. The original postcards says, “Sponsored by Indian Refining Company, Lawrenceville, Ill. makers of WAXFREE HAVOLINE […]

Chicago Illinois Vintage Postcard

The original postcard shows a view of Chicago, Illinois in 1833 from a painting which is signed “Widney” done in 1903. This may be Gustavus C. Widney an illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post during that time. Today most are familiar with Chicago as a bustling metropolis on the adjacent land to Lake Michigan. But […]