Lot 358: (GAS STATIONS--TEXACO) A contemporary and an accomplished typological study with 79 photographs depicting Texaco gas stations throughou
25 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
A contemporary and an accomplished typological study with 79 photographs depicting Texaco gas stations throughout Idaho, Oregon, and Utah.
With scenes of gas pumps, patrons "filling up," attendants, Texaco trucks and storage drums, service stations, signage (Texaco and otherwise), and various coupes and classics, some passing and others parked, amidst the Western landscape. Silver prints, the images measuring 2 1/2x3 1/2 to 3 1/4x5 7/8 inches (6.4x8.9 to 8.3x14.9 cm.), most with handwritten or typed notations on verso; mounted recto only, with corners, to blue sheets measuring 14x8 1/2 inches (35.6x21.6 cm.), in the style of the original mounts (some images retain a border of the original mount from which it was trimmed), as many as 8 to one sheet; with typed annotations identifying the location, date, some with the camera direction, and almost half with the typed captions, trimmed from original blue mounts, cornered to the sheets verso. 1930s-50s