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Tire Jockey: 1943

Tire Jockey: 1943

June 1943. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Miss Natalie O'Donald, service station attendant at an Atlantic Refining Company garage." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Popping a bead and pulling out the inner tube is not an easy job and based on her greasy forearms, this doesn't look posed. I am impressed.

Before you feel bad-

15 cents a gallon back in 1943 = $2.11 today. About the same difference.

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