With the arrival of peace the future appeared full of possibilities, but what future?. Not the best of seer here. The great Curtiss Commando, on the left, did splendid work during and after WW2, but was already almost obsolete when the war ended and was soon replaced in civil service -cargo duties apart. The eye-catching Convair Model 37 airliner was a civil version of the XC-99 that was briefly considered by the Pan Am company ( it wears its colours here), but never made into service. Anyway, the main subject of this ad is the wonderfully pedestrian Autocar Tanker Truck.
Another magnificent work of art of the great John Gould.