Archive for the ‘Pure Oil Station’ Category
How many of you can remember going to a ” Filling Station ” and having someone come out to your car to ” service ” your car? And be happy to do it! I do not recognize any of these ” attendants ” or the stations were they are working. These photos were made back in the 1950’s and I did not start driving until 1969, but I can still remember going to service stations. I do not think that they were phased out until sometime in the late 1970’s and maybe up until the mid-1980’s, when everything became ” self-serve “. This FHP patrolman looks like a nice guy … I bet he would let you off with a “warning”, something that the FHP patrolman now seem to have never heard of. A speeding ticket back in the 1950’s most likely only ran $25 or so, now, you are looking at upwards of $200 or more.
The sign on the wall says C.E. Bowden and that name does not register anything to me. The area next to his building looks like a row of buildings that you might find in some of the rural towns around the Florida Panhandle back in the 1950’s. I am thinking Marianna, Chipley, Milton … some little town off of Highway 90.
This looks more like it could have been made around Pensacola. The lady looks happy … to be riding around in a car with no air conditioning and a car full of kids … in the summer. My how times have changed. She is a soccer mom and she does not even know it! I have a few more of these negatives that I will post in the future. Times were much simpler then … how many times have you heard that before? Thanks for looking and let us hear what you think … Frank
Not sure where this station was located or who the people are in the photo … I would imagine that the man on the far left is the owner of the business / station and his employees are to the right. I have several like this that I have worked up and will post later. I f anyone knows anything about this photo, please let us hear from you … Thanks for looking