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Some excellent photos
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Ross
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Ran across this terrific set of 50s-60s gas station photos. Enjoy:https://youtu.be/UlOVhXRTe78

Posted on: 12/8 22:14
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Re: Some excellent photos
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Neat photos!

Posted on: 12/9 9:06
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Re: Some excellent photos
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Nice. Takes one back. Thanks.

Appears a marvel of computer animation, ala google earth technology.
Too many period correct cars to stage it.
They would only had B&W and stills back in some of those periods and the fly-by was not there yet except for professional movie films, so could be commercial film digitized. They may have 8mm film but again in mostly B&W for some of the eras and not flyby.
Colors are brilliant so photo enhanced.
FYI:
Grandfather opened an Amoco station in the '20s which ran into the '80s. Coal had already expired in favor of natural gas late post war('50s). Highways changed the traffic patterns and proprietor/mechanic eventually died. No lift, but a pit. He put up the building on his coal yard business property and another family ran the station. He owned and family ran a bread bakery too so can't do it all back in the manual days. He started bread deliveries with horses/wagon. Coal all done by hand shovel before '51 when he got a loader tractor. They had a conveyor to unload the rail cars. Musta have been hard getting help during WW2 as all the sons except the youngest served. After the war, my Dad bought the property, I spent a lot of time there in my youth. There was a "junk" T pickup truck on blocks that I used to "drive"...
There is a "grand opening" picture, but I don't have on computer. My sister has the calendar they sent out Xmas in the early '30s. I have the '20s office furniture and equipment. Last of an era. We're gonna be reduced to an electric plug...

Posted on: 12/9 21:14
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Re: Some excellent photos
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Nice photos Ross. They bring back lots of memories including full service. Saw a station from the town my mom grew up in as well as one that my sister lives in.

Posted on: 12/9 21:51
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Re: Some excellent photos
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Ross, thanks for 10 minutes world-forgotten leisure. Thereafter I went the extra mile and watched 1940s America - Classic Cars, People, and Cities in COLOR, published by the same provider.

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...They would only had B&W ...

Jim (Fish'n Jim), thanks for the insight that revolved around your grandfather and the "carboniferous", which lasted in my home country until 1989.
In terms of colors, Kodachrome reversal film was already obtainable in the mid of the 1930s.

Posted on: 12/10 4:00
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Posted on: 12/10 14:51
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