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American Gas: 1935

American Gas: 1935

June 1935. "Filling station. Reedsville, Preston County, West Virginia." Last seen here. 8x10 nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. View full size.


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Oil rag, usually carried in a back pocket, but this one’s a little too far gone for that.

Railway Express Agency

... In full color

Before ol' Mr. Gibson bought it

Here's another view of Gibson Motor Co., along with a pic of the same building in a previous life, as Central Garage. After a virtual tour of Reedsville I can't seem to locate any structures that appear to be similar, so it seems you've gotta go to the Citgo to gas up now.

In a huff

The fellow in the middle is a bit peckish with his benchmates today. He wore his brand new, mail-order toupee for the first time and nobody mentioned it.

Two Signs!

They want you to know they take cash only. (Must have had a problem with credit cards in the past.)

[You missed a sign! - Dave]

Oh those signs and gas globes.

There is just a large fortune there today. I sure hope they were salvaged and saved. Beautiful picture of Americana.

Three Faces of Ethyl

A fine trio of so-called "clockface" pumps, an interim step between the earlier, archaic "visible" dispensers, and the modern "computer" models that display both quantity and price.

The mechanical equivalent of the traditional fish-to-caveman-to-3 piece suit progression.

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