After finding these photos dating to 1959 of Dodge and Plymouth artwork taken at WBAP, a television station located in Fort Worth, TX, we became interested in finding out how the images were inserted into an advertisement.
Not knowing anything about the process it appears these drawings supplied by the Chrysler Products Corporation were pinned to a board on a wall at the station and filmed by a TV camera in the order in which they appeared in the advertisement. We are hopeful that our readers will be able to fill us in on the process of exactly how a TV ad was composed back in the pre-digital age.
To learn more about the cars view both a 1959 Dodge and a 1959 Plymouth sales brochure at The Old Car Manual Project. Share with us what you find of interest in the photographs courtesy of The Portal to Texas History.