...and a giant Style Moderne lady holding an engine will give you laurels or something. (Inspired by Murphie’s granddad-mystery-car post).

Also, I’m given to understand Panhard’s 1926 trucks are big. Big enough to chase down some little Farman(?) passenger planes in between crushing locomotives and liners.

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Actually, the liner in the picture is something of a mystery, because while the SS Normandie may have already been in planning in ‘26, it definitely didn’t exist yet. Maybe the date listed where I got the ad is wrong?

Moar:

I don’t know how many of these actually existed, but I probably would have found out about it if there was a survivor, because damn:

Survivor, from Ukraine Wikipedia:

Many of the Art Deco/Style Moderne ads in this post are the work of Alexis Kow, an expat Russian. The guy was extremely prolific: