Fantastic Filling Stations

Fantastic Filling Stations

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780760310649
  • DDC分類 745

Full Description


Once an integral part of daily American life, the traditional full-service gas station has given way to sterile convenience stores with automated, pay-at-the-pump service. Fortunately, memories of old service stations live on in this entertaining book filled with original period color images, as well as modern color shots of surviving filling stations. Readers will witness eccentric and wacky station styles, including airplanes, teepees, windmills, petrified trees, railroad tanks cars, icebergs, and more. Author Tim Steil also examines the role of the automobile and filling station in American society, from the earliest days in the 1910s through the end of the service station era in the 1970s.

Table of Contents

Dedication                                         6 (1)
Acknowledgments 7 (2)
Yeah, But What Do You Call It? 9 (8)
Older than Dirt 17(10)
Fit for a King 27(8)
Modern Alchemy 35(6)
Westbrook's Esso 41(6)
Bill Shea's Gas Station Museum 47(10)
Hometown Boy 57(8)
But is it Art? 65(6)
The Wright Stuff 71(8)
Hard Times at Home 79(8)
On a Wing and a Prayer 87(8)
Index 95