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Small Fry: 1944

Small Fry: 1944

May 1944. "New York. A small boy who receives day care at Greenwich House while his mother works." And more of that service station across the street. Photo by Risdon Tillery for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Battery Rental

I've never heard of renting batteries either, but my guess is that the station would rent you a "loaner" battery while yours was being trickle-charged overnight. That way you could still keep the car running and pick up your freshly recharged battery the next day. Makes sense!

Look, Mother --

"A 1929 Ford truck!"

Batteries Rented?

I did not know you could do this.

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