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Posted By: TXMIKE Interesting photo - Tue Aug 03 2021 10:07 PM
Old service station in Fort Worth converted to a fruit stand.
Would have loved to be able to buy the pumps and signs

Thought you would find interesting

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Posted By: advertologist Re: Interesting photo - Wed Aug 04 2021 12:02 AM
Originally Posted by TXMIKE
Would have loved to be able to buy the pumps and signs

station appears too be operational with the globes still on the pumps,

proprietor let them sell fruit on the day he was closed .. ... cool
Posted By: fuelboy Re: Interesting photo - Wed Aug 04 2021 01:26 PM
Any idea on the year in the pic?
Posted By: JackJ Re: Interesting photo - Wed Aug 04 2021 04:45 PM
This shot was taken from approximately 1301 S. Jennings Avenue in Fort Worth. The gas station is gone and the area is a parking lot for the "Glaucoma Associates of Texas" office on W. Magnolia.

Here's the address on Google Maps to see the side of what used to be the South Side Hardware Co. building. - Jack J.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/417+W+Magnolia+Ave,+Fort+Worth,+TX+76104/@32.7304133,-97.330229,3a,30y,78.81h,91.13t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQzpXV5sFtWQJOLSIxzRFMw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x864e710ab2599cdd:0x895b3d78af75c86e!8m2!3d32.7304071!4d-97.3298263
Posted By: advertologist Re: Interesting photo - Wed Aug 04 2021 04:59 PM
Originally Posted by fuelboy
Any idea on the year in the pic?

Southside Hardware, W. Magnolia, Ft. Worth, Texas. taken in '96

old plantation cafe Ft. Worth, Texas out of business in '45

only other clue in this picture is the billboard on the left advertising Swan

believe station is a (texas pacific coal and oil company) station

has the brick parking lot & images on globes & pumps seem too match as does station of subject posted by Mike

believe picture is in the neighborhood of mid 40's early 50's .. ... cool

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Posted By: SandPCollector Re: Interesting photo - Wed Aug 04 2021 08:25 PM
The billboards are for White Swan (Grocery Distributors) and Texas & Pacific Railway. Based on the Uncle Sam motif I'd guess this to be Korean War ear.
Posted By: JackJ Re: Interesting photo - Wed Aug 04 2021 11:20 PM
I believe the billboard is for Swan Soap, not a grocery distributor. Jack J.

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Posted By: advertologist Re: Interesting photo - Wed Aug 04 2021 11:29 PM
IMO - it is swan juice which is located in the same city as the billboard .. ... cool

https://www.ebay.com/itm/363054252021

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Posted By: SandPCollector Re: Interesting photo - Thu Aug 05 2021 12:01 AM
Originally Posted by JackJ
I believe the billboard is for Swan Soap, not a grocery distributor. Jack J.

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I believe you are right about the Swan Soap as the cartoon swan looks identical. White Swan is/was a large grocery distributor in the Texas region who manufactured/sold the OJ shown in Randy's post.
Posted By: advertologist Re: Interesting photo - Thu Aug 05 2021 01:12 AM
Originally Posted by JackJ
I believe the billboard is for Swan Soap, not a grocery distributor. Jack J.

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Jack hit the nail on the head, a picture of the bar of soap that is on the billboard .. ... cool

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