Old Gas Station

Item Info

Item No: pdcal00001
Title: Old Gas Station
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This is a ca. 1930 image, taken by amateur Philadelphia photographer Claude Alexander, of the J. F. McMullen Automotive Maintenance service station and inspection station.  Signage indicates the station sells genuine Chevrolet and Ford auto parts ("Two Distinct Shops Under One Roof"), Lee of Conshohocken tires, and Triple X Tydol gasoline.  A poster in the right-hand window advertises a Janet Gaynor movie, showing at the Fern Rock Theatre, which may place the location of this service station in the Logan/ Ogontz/ Fern Rock section of North Philadelphia.  Unfortunately, we have no information about the exact address.

Creation Year: ca. 1930
Creator Name: Claude Alexander - Photographer