Technological advances in Saudi Arabia

Arabian American Oil Company. The Industrious Saudi Arabs.

New York, Aramco, [February 1959].

560 x 430 mm. Folding poster with several black-and-white photographic illustrations.


Third edition. Scarce Aramco poster celebrating technological advances in Saudi Arabia triggered by their cooperation with America. Featuring pictures taken by Aramco employees, it presents the Saudi Arabians' industrial achievements and their growing infrastructure, including railways, loading cranes, accurate scales, gas stations, and machines manufacturing blocks of concrete. The text accompanying the images bursts with praise for the Saudi spirit: "For over two decades now the Saudi Arabs have been building their ancient land into a modern nation [...] The drilling bit that bored down into the desert did more than strike oil - it quickened the life blood of a whole nation".

Occasional light browning along folding lines.

All early issues of the eductional Aramco posters as reprinted in 1969 are rare.

Stock Code: BN#60084