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GAS: 1939

GAS: 1939

May 1939. "Gas station between Tulare and Fresno on U.S. 99." Medium format acetate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Price of Gasoline

It's difficult to see the prices on the other pumps, but the middle one indicates 14 and a fraction cents per gallon. According to the inflation calculator, that's about $2.60 per gallon today, which is the current national average.

Wig-Wam Service

I stopped wondering what that could possibly mean when I examined the gas pumps and saw Mohawk and Tee Pee gasoline. I still don’t really understand, but I get the picture.

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