“Summer Delights” Polarine Lithographic Plate by Clarence J McCarthy
Published in a periodic art portfolio, lithographic plate by Clarence J. McCarthy. Two-color magazine advertisement. Courtesy of H. K. McCann Co. A wonderful advertisement for Standard Oil depicting a classic car taking a cruise through the country on a fine summer day. “The Perfect Motor Oil”, Polarine was a “baby” brand of the Standard Oil Company and their ads appeared frequently in the early 1900’s.
A fine art painter and also illustrator of magazines including Cosmopolitan, Collier’s and Saturday Evening Post, Clarence McCarthy (1887-1953) lived in Woodstock, New York. He studied at the Art Students League in New York with Robert Henri and Luis Mora. Memberships included the Society of Illustrators and Woodstock Art Association.