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April 5, 2009. The Gulf station in Melvin Village, New Hampshire. Note that the flat-roofed section, although one bay longer, is identical in design to the one in this photo contributed by Don in Va. I'd say that these two buildings have a Gulf Oil architect in common. This garage is the property of John Warner, who is also the proprietor of the Hooterville Airport in Kenney, Illinois. View full size.
Grand opening of my father's Gulf Gas station in Gulfport, Ms, circa 1955. The family's 2-door Ford station wagon to the right of the building would make two cross-country Mississippi to California trips in a few years before we finally settled in The Promised Land of southern California. The clown's outfit was covered with Gulf embroidered patches and he has poorly made-up. I was about 7 at this time. View full size.
My cousin Deanna, around 1965 or so, obviously bored, nothing to do. Yawn.... View full size.
My father at the grand opening of his Gulf Gas station in Gulfport, Miss., circa 1955. You will notice that as a former U.S. Marine he has the thumb and forefinger of his right hand properly along the seam of his right trouser leg. View full size.
My mother's aunt Amanda. Most probably taken around 1930. View full size.
Grandfather visiting Bermuda in October 1929. No Prohibition in Bermuda, so openly drinking real beer was a treat. View full size.