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Stop and Go: 1928

Stop and Go: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Hedges & Middleton. Sullivan & Helan Co." Service station at Sixth Street and Rhode Island Avenue N.W. Note the traffic light with bottom lens labeled "GO." View full size. National Photo Co. glass negative.

 

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Rhode Island at Sixth

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Traffic Signal

FWIW, that is a Crouse Hinds TSV-11 'porthole' signal. The other indications would have been Red-STOP, Yellow-CAUTION and of course Green-GO.

Buffet Style

I see signage for 3 different gasoline brands, Sinclair, Esso (now Exxon) and Texaco. Even at 25 cents a gallon, they gave you a choice. I assume that today's gasoline vendors have to sign an exclusive contract to get the stuff. Though it's not unusual now to see new-car dealers selling a half dozen different brands.

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