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Gas Stations @Shorpy

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The always excellent Shorpy photo archive has various sections this one is on Gas Stations

Friendly Service: 1942

May 1942. “North Platte, Nebraska. Gas station.” Flavors on tap from this ten-pump petro-pub include Distillate, Mobilgas, Diesel Fuel, Kerosene, Hi-Lite, Ethyl and Metro. Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration

Star Garage: 1942

April 1942. “Missoula, Montana. Garage.” More curbside gas pumps! Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration

We Fix Flats: 1942

April 1942. “Service station. Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana.” You want Coke with that? Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information

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Junkscape: 1941 and the story of Shorpy- @ShorpyPhotoArchive

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August 1941. “Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. An automobile graveyard outside Baltimore. Scrapped cars are collected in such yards in every state. Usable parts are stripped from the chassis and the remainder of the car is sent to scrap iron dealers for processing and shipment to steel mills.” Acetate negative by “Danish,” Office for Emergency Management.

The story of Shorpy Higginbotham