Artist: Musacchia, J.
Size (in): 44” x 34”
Size (cm): 112 x 86
Linen backed: No
This vintage original poster was issued by The American Petroleum Institute in
the 1950s probably for use in classrooms. Many aspects of the gas and oil
industry are depicted in a single stylized Modernist image from drilling and
extraction to refining to transportation to retailing of the final product. The
titlePetroleum from the Ground to you appears above the beehive of activity
that is a microcosm of the American gas and oil industry in the 1950s. The
artist’s name J. Musacchia appears in the lower left hand corner of the image
and the lower right hand corner is printed 2-56 which we take to indicate a
1956 publication date.
This large poster is folded as issued and does not look like it was ever hung
up or used. Overall condition is very good with just some modest handling wear.