‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Standard Oil Nebraska Cornhuskers|
|Year||1936 and 1937|
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
1936 and 1937 Standard Oil Nebraska Cornhuskers Overview
In 1936 and 1937, Standard Oil produced a set of photographs and albums (one for each year) commemorating the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ seasons.
The photographs were paper inserts that were given out by Standard Oil stations in the Nebraska area. As stated in the albums, customers could receive them by visiting a Standard Oil dealer each week.
The images aren’t really cards, per se. But were distributed as a sort of gasoline premium item. They look like newspaper clippings and are printed on thin paper, making them fragile.
The pictures were free and were produced in short order. The album contained spaces for a different picture from each game. The picture was shot, quickly printed, and distributed the following week. Blank spaces were also printed in the albums for customers to hand-record the result of a particular game. At the end of the year, the album would provide a full account of the season that just took place.
Standard Oil was no stranger to football issues. Their name/logo can routinely be found on all sorts of vintage football items, including schedules, magazine inserts, and the like.
1936 and 1937 Standard Oil Nebraska Cornhuskers Checklist
Checklists are not known for these two sets.