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  • Place of origin:

    United States (printed)

  • Date:

    1958 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 159

Physical description

A promotional sales brochure advertising the 1959 Ford Thunderbird. The front of the brochure depicts a photographic image of a black Ford Thunderbird containing four passengers. One of the passengers, a woman wearing a turquoise cocktail dress, is stepping out of the car. The back cover depicts a night scene showing a pink Ford Thunderbird, containing four passengers, driving alongside a river. On the inside of the brochure there are images showing people using their cars; some have the roof down, some have put the seats down to make more room whilst others are unpacking a large number of suitcases from a spacious boot. There is also a lot of information promoting the car by highlighting its specifications and unique selling points.

Place of Origin

United States (printed)


1958 (printed)



Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'Doane-Minto Ford Sales, 101 California Drive, Burlinghame, California.'
Stamped with the name of the dealer


Height: 31.7 cm, Width: 45.7 cm

Descriptive line

Print, promotional sales brochure advertising the 1959 Ford Thunderbird, issued by the Ford Motor Company, colour offset lithograph, United States, printed 1958

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990





Subjects depicted



Prints; Printed pages & sheets; Advertising; Transport


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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