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Gulf Service: 1939

Gulf Service: 1939

April 1939. "Miami Beach, Florida. Even the gas stations are on an elaborate scale, often modern in design, resembling hotels." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Gas Inflation

I remember my father complaining to the gas attendant when it hit 23.9 cents a gallon -- all in fun because he went there all the time.

The little Bantam

appears to have white sidewalls on both sides of the tires.


Notice the OHIO plate on the car to the left.

Wheelan's Fish Grill is Gone

That entire block is now vacant. In 1935 Wheelan's was located at 518 Alton Road and advertised "Out of the Ocean, into the pan" seafood dining in the "Marine Room".

Can't quite place the Gulf Station with the address 1315 something street.

Star bright

When they fire up all that neon, I bet they could guide ships in off the ocean.

Cantilever canopy

Shows very little fear of heavy snows in Miami. Love to see how it is engineered.

Minivan precursor

That's a 1938 American Bantam Boulevard Delivery on the right parked by the rearmost pumps.

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