A Faded Advertisement for Goodrich Tires

See the circular image on the left side of this photo of an old block building? It is the ghostly remains of a painting of an early automobile tire. Taking the entire wall into account, it looks like it once read, “Goodrich Tires,” followed by the slogan, “Best in the Long Run.”

Goodrich used this slogan for many years. The earliest appearance I could find in newspapers was 1910, and it was used at least as late as the 1950s. This neat old building with the faded slogan is located in Scandia, Kansas. A quick search of newspapers from that era suggests it may have been Preble’s Garage. This ad is from 1920:

It looks like Preble’s Garage also sold White Eagle Gas at one time. Just imagine this building with the White Eagle pump out front!