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Smitty's Esso
  • Richard Saunders
    1922–1987
    born: Bermuda
  • Smitty's Esso, circa 1950
  • Part of series commissioned by Standard Oil
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 x 24 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 1/2 x 9 7/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1991.0059
Description

Black and white photograph of a scene at an Esso gas station. Building at right is lit and man stands outside on sidewalk. Cars are parked at the fill up stations. There is a man inspecting the engine of car at lower right. At CL there is a large Esso sign. Buildings, and trees in background.