F4U Corsair Ad                                    

Vintage Ad (advertising) posters for the F4U Corsair from Vought, Goodyear and Brewster

 

Throughout their history, posters have been a significant means of mass communication, often with striking visual effect. Some of them are extremely clever advertising (ad).

Collectively, these pictures of persuasion, offer a wealth of art, history, design, and popular culture for us to understand. The poster is a familiar part of our world, and we intuitively understand its role as propaganda, promotion, announcement, or advertisement.

There are an impressive array of aviation posters from the Corsair F4U from Vought, Goodyear and Brewster aircraft, mainly covering the World War 2. The focus is primarily on advertising for aviation-related products and activities.  

The posters in the collection represent printing technologies that include original lithography, silkscreen, photolithography, and computer-generated imagery. The collection is significant both for its aesthetic value and because it is a unique representation of the cultural, commercial and military history of aviation concerning the F4U Corsair.

The F4U Corsair is one of aviation’s true works of art.

The collection represents an intense interest in military flight, during the significant period of its technological and social development around the age of World War 2.

The presentation of the ads is structured in alphabetic order of the different Company’s.

Hope you enjoy …

1943-WW2-AD-ACTUS-HOSE-CLAMPS-Art-F4U-Corsair-takes-off-from-Carrier-
1943-WW2-AD-ACTUS-HOSE-CLAMPS-Art-F4U-Corsair-takes-off-from-Carrier-

ACTUS PRODUCTS COMPANY (*)

1943 WW II Vought-Sikorsky CORSAIR WWII WW2 - Bausch and Lomb Cie
1943 WW II Vought-Sikorsky CORSAIR WWII WW2 - Bausch and Lomb Cie

BAUSCH & LOMB Optical CO (*)

A-Brewster-ad,-Good-to-the-last-Jap,-shows-a-Corsair-on-the-ground-and-two-more-overhead.-It-being-a
A-Brewster-ad,-Good-to-the-last-Jap,-shows-a-Corsair-on-the-ground-and-two-more-overhead.-It-being-a
1943-ad----WW2-Vought-CORSAIR-Brewster
1943-ad----WW2-Vought-CORSAIR-Brewster

BREWSTER CO (*)

1943-ad--Bush-Manufacturing-Company--Vought-F4U-Corsair-WW2
1943-ad--Bush-Manufacturing-Company--Vought-F4U-Corsair-WW2

BUSH MANUFACTURING CO(*)

Champion-spar-plugs
Champion-spar-plugs
A-Champion-Spark-Plugs-ad-shows-four-Corsairs-in-formation;-foreground-plane
A-Champion-Spark-Plugs-ad-shows-four-Corsairs-in-formation;-foreground-plane
Champion-February-1944
Champion-February-1944

CHAMPION  SPARK PLUGS (*)

Aviation's-front-cover-for-May,-1944,-is-a-Chance-Vought-ad,-Corsair-Firepower,-featuring-a-color-pa
Aviation's-front-cover-for-May,-1944,-is-a-Chance-Vought-ad,-Corsair-Firepower,-featuring-a-color-pa
Aviation's-front-cover-for-November,-1944,-is-a-Chance-Vought-ad,-Corsair-maneuverability-featuring-
Aviation's-front-cover-for-November,-1944,-is-a-Chance-Vought-ad,-Corsair-maneuverability-featuring-
Aviation-August,-1944,Chance-Vought-ad,-Corsair-stamina-featuring-a-color-painting-of-an-F4U-1D-with
Aviation-August,-1944,Chance-Vought-ad,-Corsair-stamina-featuring-a-color-painting-of-an-F4U-1D-with

Aviation September,-1945,-is-a-Chance-Vought-ad,-A-New-Corsair-Joins-the-Fleet

Aviation September,-1945,-is-a-Chance-Vought-ad,-A-New-Corsair-Joins-the-Fleet

Aviation May,-1945,-is-a-Chance-Vought-ad,-5-in-1-featuring-a-color-painting-of-five-Corsairs;-foreg
Aviation May,-1945,-is-a-Chance-Vought-ad,-5-in-1-featuring-a-color-painting-of-five-Corsairs;-foreg
Aviation-April,-1944,Chance-Vought-ad-Corsair-Range,-featuring-a-color-painting-of-F4U-1D-western-Pa
Aviation-April,-1944,Chance-Vought-ad-Corsair-Range,-featuring-a-color-painting-of-F4U-1D-western-Pa
ad-Chance-Vought---F4U-Corsair---Speed
ad-Chance-Vought---F4U-Corsair---Speed
Chance-Vought-Corsair-ad - Corsair Takeoff
Chance-Vought-Corsair-ad - Corsair Takeoff

CHANCE VOUGHT (*)

A-Chance-Vought-ad-Corsair-Takeoff-is-a-drawing-of-Corsairs-taking-off-from-a-carrier
A-Chance-Vought-ad-Corsair-Takeoff-is-a-drawing-of-Corsairs-taking-off-from-a-carrier
Ad-951-CHANCE-VOUGHT-F4U-1-CORSAIR - The Scrapper
Ad-951-CHANCE-VOUGHT-F4U-1-CORSAIR - The Scrapper
Ad 1951-CHANCE-VOUGHT-F4U-1-CORSAIR- Marine support sorties
Ad 1951-CHANCE-VOUGHT-F4U-1-CORSAIR- Marine support sorties
Ad-1951-CHANCE-VOUGHT-F4U-4-CORSAIR-And still Champion
Ad-1951-CHANCE-VOUGHT-F4U-4-CORSAIR-And still Champion

COCA COLA CO (*)

1943---ad-coca-cola_navy_fighter_F4U-1_corsair
1943---ad-coca-cola_navy_fighter_F4U-1_corsair

EVANS PRODUCTS CO (*)

1944-Ad-Evans-Products-Cradle-for-Corsair's-Power
1944-Ad-Evans-Products-Cradle-for-Corsair's-Power

FAFNIR BAL BEARINGS (*)

A-Fafnir-Ball-Bearings-ad,-The-World's-Fastest-Shipboard-Fighter,-shows-an-early-Corsair,the-XF4U-1
A-Fafnir-Ball-Bearings-ad,-The-World's-Fastest-Shipboard-Fighter,-shows-an-early-Corsair,the-XF4U-1

B F GOODRICH FIRST IN RUBBER (*)

A-BF-Goodrich-ad,-Airplane-of-the-Month,-Vought-Corsair-F4U-features-a-color-painting-of-two-Corsair
A-BF-Goodrich-ad,-Airplane-of-the-Month,-Vought-Corsair-F4U-features-a-color-painting-of-two-Corsair

GOODYEAR AIRCRAFT CO (*)

Goodyear-ad---Corsair-1909-2009 - wp10
Goodyear-ad---Corsair-1909-2009 - wp10
1944---Ad-Goodyear---VOUGHT-CORSAIR-FG1
1944---Ad-Goodyear---VOUGHT-CORSAIR-FG1
1944-WW2-Ad,-Goodyear-builds-Navy-Corsairs-
1944-WW2-Ad,-Goodyear-builds-Navy-Corsairs-
1944-WW2-AD-GOODYEAR-War-Production-
1944-WW2-AD-GOODYEAR-War-Production-
Ad-Goodyear----Corsair-Fighter-Plant,-Planes-and-Hangers-WW2-
Ad-Goodyear----Corsair-Fighter-Plant,-Planes-and-Hangers-WW2-
Ad-Goodyear--2---Corsair-Fighter-Plant,-Planes-and-Hangers-WW2-
Ad-Goodyear--2---Corsair-Fighter-Plant,-Planes-and-Hangers-WW2-

MOBILGAS  AND MOBIL OIL (*)

Mobiloil---Mobilgas-ad--Big-Lift
Mobiloil---Mobilgas-ad--Big-Lift

NASH KELVINATOR (*)

1944-WW2-era-AD,-Nash-Kelvinator-Appliances,-Pilot-in-Cockpit-
1944-WW2-era-AD,-Nash-Kelvinator-Appliances,-Pilot-in-Cockpit-
1943-WW2-U.S.-Navy-CORSAIR-Airplane---Hes-Got-The-Drop-Nash Kalvinator-vintage-ad-3
1943-WW2-U.S.-Navy-CORSAIR-Airplane---Hes-Got-The-Drop-Nash Kalvinator-vintage-ad-3
1942-Ad-WW2-Nash-Kelvinator-Pratt-Whitney-Plane-Engine-Aviation-War-Production-
1942-Ad-WW2-Nash-Kelvinator-Pratt-Whitney-Plane-Engine-Aviation-War-Production-
1943-WW2-U.S.-Navy-CORSAIR-Airplane---Hes-Got-The-Drop-Nash Kalvinator-vintage-ad-2
1943-WW2-U.S.-Navy-CORSAIR-Airplane---Hes-Got-The-Drop-Nash Kalvinator-vintage-ad-2
1943-ad---WW2----NASH-Kelvinator----Corsair-F4U-Pilot-in-Cockpit
1943-ad---WW2----NASH-Kelvinator----Corsair-F4U-Pilot-in-Cockpit
1943-WW2---U.S.-Navy-CORSAIR-Airplane---Hes-Got-The-Drop-Nash Kalvinator-vintage-ad
1943-WW2---U.S.-Navy-CORSAIR-Airplane---Hes-Got-The-Drop-Nash Kalvinator-vintage-ad
Nash-Kelvinator-1943
Nash-Kelvinator-1943
16111942 Ad- Nash-Kelvinator-WW2-Vought-F4U - A wing and a gun and an engine by Nash-02
16111942 Ad- Nash-Kelvinator-WW2-Vought-F4U - A wing and a gun and an engine by Nash-02
24091942-Ad-Saterday Evening Post-WW2-Nash-Kelvinator-Pratt-Whitney-Plane-Engine-Aviation-War-Produc
24091942-Ad-Saterday Evening Post-WW2-Nash-Kelvinator-Pratt-Whitney-Plane-Engine-Aviation-War-Produc
16111942 Ad- Nash-Kelvinator-WW2-Vought-F4U - A wing and a gun and an engine by Nash-03
16111942 Ad- Nash-Kelvinator-WW2-Vought-F4U - A wing and a gun and an engine by Nash-03

RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA (*)

1944-Ad-RCA----WW-2I-Chance-Vought-F4U-Corsair-_-Beach-Landing-Action
1944-Ad-RCA----WW-2I-Chance-Vought-F4U-Corsair-_-Beach-Landing-Action

BENDIX SCINTALLA (*)

A-Bendix-Scintilla-ad-(magnetos-and-ignition-components)-
A-Bendix-Scintilla-ad-(magnetos-and-ignition-components)-

SHELL CO (*)

Shell-Ad---F4U-Corsair---How-Johnny-Gets-his-ZEROS
Shell-Ad---F4U-Corsair---How-Johnny-Gets-his-ZEROS

SHURE BROTHERS MICROPHONES (*)

Shure Brothers -1943-WW-II-Vought-Sikorsky-CORSAIR-on-Carrier-Deck-WW2-
Shure Brothers -1943-WW-II-Vought-Sikorsky-CORSAIR-on-Carrier-Deck-WW2-

SINCLAIR AVIATION OILS (*)

A Sinclair Refining Co aviation oils ad, A Test for Tojo shows the nose of an FG-1 with pilot mounti
A Sinclair Refining Co aviation oils ad, A Test for Tojo shows the nose of an FG-1 with pilot mounti
A-Sinclair-Refining-Co-(aviation-oils)-ad,-Carrier-Pigeon-shows-an-F4U-1-in-flight-Lexington-class-c
A-Sinclair-Refining-Co-(aviation-oils)-ad,-Carrier-Pigeon-shows-an-F4U-1-in-flight-Lexington-class-c

SOLAR STAINLESS STEEL PRODUCTS (*)

2-1945-Solar-Stainless-Steel-Ad-Chance-Vought-Navy-Corsair-Pacific-Threat-WWI-USN
2-1945-Solar-Stainless-Steel-Ad-Chance-Vought-Navy-Corsair-Pacific-Threat-WWI-USN
1945-Solar-Stainless-Steel-Ad-Chance-Vought-Navy-Corsair-Pacific-Threat-WW2-USN
1945-Solar-Stainless-Steel-Ad-Chance-Vought-Navy-Corsair-Pacific-Threat-WW2-USN

UNITED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (*)

1949-Ad-United-Aircraft-Corporation-Air-Delivery-
1949-Ad-United-Aircraft-Corporation-Air-Delivery-
UACORP--01
UACORP--01
1945-ad--WW2--VOUGHT-CORSAIR---United-Aircraft-Corporation
1945-ad--WW2--VOUGHT-CORSAIR---United-Aircraft-Corporation

U.S. NAVY (*)

US-Navy---War-bonds
US-Navy---War-bonds
s-l1600
s-l1600
1942-WWII-Navy-Corsair-Photo-Navy-Wings-of-Gold-Original-Ad-
1942-WWII-Navy-Corsair-Photo-Navy-Wings-of-Gold-Original-Ad-
Ad-US-NAvy--Corsair-F4U--On-the-air-On-the-Sea
Ad-US-NAvy--Corsair-F4U--On-the-air-On-the-Sea
Ad---F4U-Corsair-_-US-NAvy---That-New-Corsair-is-for-me
Ad---F4U-Corsair-_-US-NAvy---That-New-Corsair-is-for-me

VOUGHT SIKORSKY (*)

US-Navy-Corsair-plane-going-into-dive-Vought-Sikorsky-aircraft-vintage-ad-
US-Navy-Corsair-plane-going-into-dive-Vought-Sikorsky-aircraft-vintage-ad-
A-Vought-Sikorsky-ad,-Here-Come-the-Corsairs-is-a-drawing-of-a-line-of-F4U-1s-over-a-factory-rooflin
A-Vought-Sikorsky-ad,-Here-Come-the-Corsairs-is-a-drawing-of-a-line-of-F4U-1s-over-a-factory-rooflin
August 1942 - Ad-_F4U-1s-Western-Flying--Vought-Sikorksky--The-Corsairs
August 1942 - Ad-_F4U-1s-Western-Flying--Vought-Sikorksky--The-Corsairs
1941-Vought-Sikorsky-Aircraft-ad-
1941-Vought-Sikorsky-Aircraft-ad-
1940-Vought-Sikorsky-Aircraft-ad-
1940-Vought-Sikorsky-Aircraft-ad-
1941-Vought-Sikorsky-Aircraft--V2
1941-Vought-Sikorsky-Aircraft--V2

WALTER KIDDLE and Compagny (*)

1944-Ad-Walter-Kidde-&-Co-Extinguisher-Vought-F4U-Corsair-Cylinder-New-York-
1944-Ad-Walter-Kidde-&-Co-Extinguisher-Vought-F4U-Corsair-Cylinder-New-York-

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRONICS (*)

1945-WW-II-VOUGHT-F4U-CORSAIR-Fighter-WW2-Plane-Westinghouse-Electronics-WWII-AD-
1945-WW-II-VOUGHT-F4U-CORSAIR-Fighter-WW2-Plane-Westinghouse-Electronics-WWII-AD-

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRONICS (*)

Ad---Corsair-F4U---POPKOLA---Americas-Finest-Kola
Ad---Corsair-F4U---POPKOLA---Americas-Finest-Kola

Credits Photos to the  mentionned Compagny (*)

Twenty-Six to One! A tribute to Major Gregory Boyington- Our Greatest Corsair Ace. a pamphlet issued as a promotion by the Chance-Vought Aircraft Corporation, maker of the F4U Corsair. Credit to the National Naval Aviation Museum

Twenty-Six to One! A tribute to Major Gregory Boyington- Our Greatest Corsair Ace. a pamphlet issued as a promotion by the Chance-Vought Aircraft Corporation, maker of the F4U Corsair. Credit to the National Naval Aviation Museum

Twenty-Six to One! A tribute to Major Gregory Boyington- Our Greatest Corsair Ace. a pamphlet issued as a promotion by the Chance-Vought Aircraft Corporation, maker of the F4U Corsair. Credit to the National Naval Aviation Museum