Thursday, January 12, 2012

More Signs of LIFE

Mobil Gas station, named "The Happy Landing" featuring a converted commercial passenger plane with Mobil flying red horse logo on its wing, used both as an office and a promotional gimmick to lure customers - Los Angeles 1936 - LIFE Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Neon sign and spotlights being used for grand opening of a Jim Dandy Supermarket - December 1945 - LIFE Photographer: Walter Sanders.

A 19 foot chair being used as an advertising stunt in Washington, DC - October 1958 - LIFE Photographer: Ed Clark.

Night exterior of Eavey supermarket - Ft Wayne, Indiana - September 1957 - LIFE Photographer: Francis Miller.

A sign advertising the farm district in Dell City, Texas - October 1960 - LIFE Photographer: Joseph Scherschel.

LINK: LIFE Magazine Photo Archives

2 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

It's funny how even the most mundane things from yesterday - supermarkets, billboards, etc - look wonderful today!

CoxPilot said...

Fantastic shot of the Mobil station. What building is that in the background? Looks familiar. Also; It seems like the props on the plane are blurred a bit. Could they be turning?