Advertising & Stores

Truck Stop: 1941

Truck Stop: 1941

Trucks at gas station on highway headed to Utica, New York. Photo taken in 1941 by photographer John Collier. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Small Town, Big Clock: 1938

Small Town, Big Clock: 1938

Optician advertising on big street level clock at Main and Court Streets, Circleville, Ohio. Old cars and 1930s fashion. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer Ben Shahn for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Another Truckload of Tires: 1921

Another Truckload of Tires: 1921

Old truck loaded with tires for Amalgamated Tire Stores Corp., 924 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C., between 1921 and 1922. Street level view with old cars and advertising signs. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Car Repair & Tire Shop: 1940s

Car Repair & Tire Shop: 1940s

Car repair and tire shop. Unknown location. Photo taken early 1940s. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: film negative.

Cool Comfort: 1940

Cool Comfort: 1940

Movie theatre ticket booth, Chicago, Illinois. Polar bear and signs for Cool Comfort promoting the newly air conditioned theater. Jack Benny poster on the wall. Photo taken in 1940 by photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Pawn Shop Window: 1938

Pawn Shop Window: 1938

Man looking in window of pawn shop, Washington Court House, Ohio. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer Ben Shahn FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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