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#686512 Thu May 11 2017 02:28 PM
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I have been asked to give a talk about the gas station painting I did of a 1930's era gas station...but when I tried to find the reference photos of the signs I put on the porch, I could not find them.

I know I am not the only one who every once in a while tries to purge extra images from their files, but it seems I was a little bit premature to have deleted the references for this painting. I also seem to have deleted (or cannot find) the larger images of the painting as well which is why the images I am posting here are small.

This is the only distinctive sign that I can't make out--and because the scale was so small, I did not attempt to paint the words. But it is distinctive--and if I remember a gentleman with a hat and a steering wheel in his hand.

Any ID (and image if you have it) would be welcome!
Nicole

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Nicole #686516 Thu May 11 2017 02:47 PM
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Nicole, you are over your PM limit


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Nicole #686522 Thu May 11 2017 05:43 PM
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Thanks Bob - I've lightened it a little. It's hard to get rid of some of the old stuff, lots if interesting information and also memories with pms from DB and OldIron.

BTW I am wondering if it was a cigarette ad. Anyway I am probably asking for the impossible, but I thought the silhouette might be recognizable.

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Nicole #686537 Thu May 11 2017 07:21 PM
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Lucky Strike cigarette ad. I believe the man would be holding a tobacco leaf, not a steering wheel. Ive seen that ad before but cant quite put my finger on it.

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Nicole #686555 Fri May 12 2017 08:43 AM
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Your sign is probably related to this ad that's for sale on eBay. 172665147312



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Nicole #686565 Fri May 12 2017 01:21 PM
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I do believe you are right that it's a Lucky Strike sign. I remember picking it to have some variety of color on the porch. I thought it would read well from a distance.

Just spent an hour trying to find it on line.

I guess I learned a lesson--keep those references 'cause you never know.

Thanks all...

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Nicole #686576 Fri May 12 2017 07:19 PM
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I also looked for a while and didn't find anything.

On a side note, does anyone know why when I cut and paste ebay item numbers in their search box, sometimes they work and other times not (I make sure there are no spaces, etc)?

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