Think small, the story of those Volkswagen ads by Frank Rowsome

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Published by S. Greene Press in Brattleboro, Vt .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Advertising -- Automobiles,
  • Volkswagen automobiles

Edition Notes

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Statement[by] Frank Rowsome, Jr.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHF6161.A8 R6
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p.
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5219434M
ISBN 100828901201
LC Control Number75123878

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