Monday, September 22, 2014

Shooting Dice on the Mississippi Delta

Today's picture shows Cotton Workers playing a game of chance. They are shooting dice. The picture was taken on the Mississippi Delta,

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Games of Chance Week continues here at OPOD with this picture of soldiers playing poker. The picture was taken in 1893 at Camp McKibbin.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Games of Chance

Welcome to Games of Chance week here at OPOD. We will be looking at different ways hard working people loose their money. We start today with the coal miners playing dice outside the company store in West Virgina.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Checkers at Service Station

Today's picture shows a great scene for America's past . . . some old guys sitting around a service station playing checkers. What a common site this used to be, but just about completely gone now. I can not remember the last time I saw a scene like this.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Service Station

Ah yes, a picture from back in the day when there was actually "service" at a service station. I remember those days, and I think it was in the mid-70's when the "Self Service" idea was introduced.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cleveland Ohio

Today's picture is from 1937, and it shows a busy gas station. The picture was taken in Cleveland, Ohio. It looks like this station has four pumps.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Old Gas Station

Today's picture is from 1939, and it shows a service station in Butte, Montana. Interesting that gas was eighteen cents a gallon. I can remember in the 1960's gas being in the 20 something cents a gallon. It was a pretty big shock in the 70's when gas actually hit a dollar a gallon. I can remember that the gas pumps and the signs had not been configured properly for gas to ever reach that level.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Texaco Station

Today's picture is from 1940, and shows a Texaco service station. Interesting to see the billboards and read all the ads.

Those of you who guessed yesterday's picture was Billy Carter's gas station were correct. The mini-contest today is this . . . Can you remember the advertising jingle for Texaco in the 1960's and 1970's?