Old Gas Station

Item Info

Item No: pdcal00014
Title: Old Gas Station
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This is a ca. 1931 image, taken by amateur Philadelphia photographer Claude Alexander, showing several men in front of an automobile service station.  The signage advertises Defiance Spark Plugs and Atlantic White Flash gasoline (introduced in 1931).  The phrase "Gasoline Alley" appears on the sign, but it doesn't help to identify the location of the station.  For a front view of this business, see item #pdcal00010.

Creation Year: ca. 1931
Creator Name: Claude Alexander - Photographer