Fascinating pictorial map of the United States, promoting Standard Oil Company and the Petroleum Industry in America.
The map proudly reports the activity of the Petroleum Industry in all 50 states, with smaller maps showing Pipelines, Refineries and the location of Standard Oil and Affiliates Producing Interests.
As noted on the Cornell University / P.J. Mode Collection of Persuasive Cartography website:
A promotional map for Standard Oil Company, describing pictorially "The extent of petroleum's contribution to the American standard of living." For each state, there is at least one illustration - seven for California! - of the benefits from petroleum products, from traditional oil and gasoline to pesticides, pharmaceuticals, rubber, coatings and a compound that "controls lice, ticks and flies on sheep." The map itself and the verso contain extensive essays on the historical and contemporary use of petroleum products in various aspects of American life.
A true statement of the times and example of how America valued Industry in the middle of the 20th Century.