The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

11 May 2006

Ever so slightly wistful

This is identified as "Abandoned Gas Pumps, Water Valley, MS," by the immensely-talented Bayou, and of course, it captures two different bygone eras at once:

  • A time when the meter mechanism was based on simple, if convoluted, machinery;

  • A time when you couldn't actually put ten bucks' worth of gas into a vehicle.

No points for guessing which I miss more.

Posted at 3:12 PM to Family Joules


The funny thing about that image is that it was taken in the middle of downtown. Yes, only in MS do you have a field of gas pumps right on Main St.

Email me your address and I'll be happy to send you a print. (No promises on how soon it might get there tho!)

Posted by: Bayou at 11:32 AM on 17 May 2006