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Texacola: 1940

Texacola: 1940

October 1940. "Old country store. Prospect Hill, Caswell County, North Carolina." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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The third pump

The pump behind the gas pump on the right looks like a hand operated water pump. There appears to be some kind of tag on it. I wonder what it says. Out Of Order or Not for Public Use?

For 27 Years, The Symbol of Savings

The car is a 1938 Chevrolet Master De Luxe Town Sedan.

"Chevrolet for 1938 - The Car That Is Complete"

A third pump?

What is the fixture mounted on the porch immediately behind the gas pump on the right? It appears to have a pipe going to it from under the porch.

Pretty Sure

The Car is a 1938 Chevrolet Master Deluxe.

No car ID?

Amongst the young folks, I think it’s the two young ladies interacting directly, with the young fellow on the bench looking on hopefully and a bit timidly or sheepishly.

As for the house, wow, it shows what good bones and maintenance can do. Are those the same cement stairs almost 80 years later? (Worth checking the Facebook pix, which include an interior view.)

Feminine Company.

This is one of the few Shorpy pictures I can remember that had so many women hanging around in front of the general store. Usually it's a bunch of men.

Even older, now.

Mutual, I'm sure

Something tells me that the young man sitting on the porch was sweet on the young lady sitting on the steps. And my female intuition informs me that she reciprocated his interest. Ah, young love.

Still around!

And still open. They have their own Facebook page:

Looking for a date?

Look at the guy eyeing up the girl. And the other girl looking at the Guy! Old and newer gas pumps. Nice picture.

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