An illustration from old NZ mens clothing ad.
I am taking these from a really amazing book published recently and I will get a cover shot of that on to the blog this week.
Very common brand of cigarettes at one time
While I don't recall Texaco petrol on sale I do recall 4 gallon cans and wooden boxes with the brand on them. Mum used to call them Kerosene cans. I suspect they were petrol cans and the boxes they shipped in.
Texaco (USA) and Socal oil companies merged in 1936 to form CALTEX.
This Maori chief drawing may date back to the 30's.