Roadside Memories

Pictorial history of the gasoline station in the United States and details about many of the companies which punctuated the roadsides with their buildings, including the Standard Oil, Cities, Mobil, Phillips, Gulf, Shell, Texaco, and Conoco ...

Author: Todd Helms

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0764302787

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 159

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Take a drive down memory lane with this rare collection of gasoline station photographs from both public and private collections, touring a much simpler time in American history. Since its inception in the early 1900s, the service station has been an icon of the American roadside and a catalyst of our childhood memories. Included is a brief history of the development of the gasoline station in the United States and details about many of the companies which punctuated the roadsides with their buildings, including the Standard companies, Cities, Mobil, Phillips, Gulf, Shell, Texaco, and Conoco. Filled with over 500 black and white photos, Roadside Memories captures the essence of American life over the first seventy years of this century. Captions provide station location and era identification. These nostalgic photos aid both the collector and historian interested filling up on high-grade service station pumps, classic advertising, architecture, and classic automobiles of the 1920s-70s.

The Automobile in American History and Culture

Will Anderson is the author/publisher of New England Roadside Delights and Mid-Atlantic Roadside Delights, two volumes that ... Finally, Todd Helms and Chip Flohe offer Roadside Memories: A Collection of Vintage Gas Station Photographs, ...

Author: Michael L. Berger

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313245589

Category: Transportation

Page: 487

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Presents a collection of bibliographic essays that describe the history, culture, and impact of the automobile and automobile industry in the United States.

Inventing Modern

Helms and Flohe's book, Roadside Memories: A Collection of Vintage Gas Station Photographs, includes relatively few images before 1950.7 We registered those small buildings as we whizzed by, but we were hardly about to turn our cameras ...

Author: John H. Lienhard

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195189513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

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An exploration of the technology and drive that marked the first half of the twentieth century identifies cultural concepts that prompted unprecedented advancements, citing the author's own observations of the era's developments from the perspective of a child and a newcomer to America. By the author of The Engines of Our Ingenuity. (Technology)

Handbook to Life in America

New York: Basic Books, 1994. Helms, Todd p. and chip flohe. Roadside Memories:A Collection of Vintage Gas Station Photographs. atglen, pa: Schiffer publishing, 1997. Heppenheimer, T.a. Turbulent Skies: The History of CommercialAviation.

Author: Rodney P. Carlisle

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438126999

Category: National characteristics, American

Page: 305

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Changing International affairs and the forces of technological innovation shaped the lives of Americans in the last decades of the 20th century. While the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union gave rise to hopes of peaceful international relations, the Gulf War and the attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center in New York shattered these aspirations. In the social sphere, cell phones, CDs, and the Internet completely transformed the ways by which people communicated and conveyed information. The election of an African-American man to the presidency marked the successful continuation of the struggle for equal civil rights, bolstering America's reputation as a radically changing place in this contemporary period.

The Value of a Dollar

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Author: Grey House Publishing Staff

Publisher: Grey House Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015043106049

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 493

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Examines what things have cost and how much money people have had to buy them, recording the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities. Draws on over 500 sources, including trade cards, newspapers, magazines, catalogues, direct-mail letters, and posters. The first of the five chronological chapters, covering up to 1899, is in a different format because the foundations for a national consumer economy were just being established and little in the way of public advertisements or government statistics were produced. The subsequent chapters begin with a background essay describing the major social and economic forces of the period, then report prices and income in subchapters on such areas as investments, standard incomes, food, and amusements. There is no index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Taylor suddenly remembered an old roadside stand from his own memories. —pull over at the little gas station, all bare wood and old '50sstyle gas pumps— “I brought some big friends with me,” explained Roth, “and the clerk wasn't there.

Author: Bennett Davlin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101156940

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 746


If your memories aren’t your own, then whose are they? One man is about to find out, as he accidentally ingests a mysterious drug that throws him into a hallucination so vivid that it seems real. Now Dr. Taylor Briggs will embark on a journey to unlock the mysteries of his own mind—and to find the killer of the innocent victims whose last moments are being played out in his head, in a stunning psychological thriller that explores memory, its crucial role in our consciousness—and its power to deceive. Also a major motion picture starring Billy Zane, Dennis Hopper, and Ann-Margaret.


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ISBN: IND:30000046850586

Category: Cultural property


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ISBN: UOM:39015058293278

Category: Automobiles


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