Historic Victoria Advertisements

Automobiles & Transportation 1940-1949

As part of our series on Historic Victoria Advertisements here is our page on advertisements for Automobiles & Transportation 1940-1949.

We will be adding more Historic Victoria Advertisements on Automobiles & Transportation, 1940-1949 to this page over time.

1940 advertisement for Vancouver Island Coach Lines, showing fares between Victoria and other Vancouver Island locations (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1940 advertisement for Vancouver Island Coach Lines, showing fares between Victoria and other Vancouver Island locations (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1940 Advertisement For Vancouver Island Coach Lines

This advertisement shows the bus fares between Victoria and other Vancouver Island destinations. Note the 1 1/4 fare for a round trip.

1946 Victoria advertisement for Firestone Tires. Note the "Tire Rationing Removed" in the upper right corner. Tires had been rationed during World War II (1939-1945)

1946 Victoria advertisement for Firestone Tires. Note the “Tire Rationing Removed” in the upper right corner. Tires had been rationed during World War II (1939-1945)

1946 Advertisement For Firestone Tires, showing Victoria and Duncan Firestone Dealers

This advertisement is also interesting for its prominent statement that “Tire Rationing Ended”. Tires had been rationed during World War II (1939-1945)

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