15 Vintage Pictures of Old Gas Stations

Gas station. Edcouch, Texas

These rare pictures of old gas stations (also known by the lesser term of “filling stations“), are a slice of Americana. The first places that sold gasoline were pharmacies, as a side business. The first filling station was the city pharmacy in Wiesloch, Germany, where Bertha Benz refilled the tank of the first automobile on its maiden trip from Mannheim to Pforzheim back in 1888.

pictures of old gas stations
Gas station. Edcouch, Texas, 1939
pictures of old gas stations
Paul Bunyan atop gas station, Bemidji, Minnesota, 1939
pictures of old gas stations
New Jersey, Atlantic City, gas station at Texas & Atlantic Ave. This pictures of old gas stations shows two automobiles parked near gas pumps at the Co. Service Oil & Gas Co., Inc. service station; a row of houses and other buildings surround the station. 1900
pictures of old gas stations
Twin Falls County, Idaho. Gas station, 1942
Gothenburg, Nebraska. Gas station and grain elevator
Gothenburg, Nebraska. Gas station and grain elevator, 1942
Cooperative gas station in Minneapolis, Minnesota
This picture of gas stations the Cooperative gas station in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1941
North Platte, Nebraska. Gas station
North Platte, Nebraska. Gas station, 1942
Gas station, Butte, Montana
Gas station, Butte, Montana, 1939
Gas station, Benton Harbor, Michigan
This picture of gas stations shows one located in Benton Harbor, Michigan, 1940
Gas station. Minneapolis, Minnesota
This picture of gas stations is one located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1937
Gas station. Washington, D.C.
Gas station. Washington, D.C., 1939
Gas station. Washington, D.C.
Gas station. Washington, D.C., 1937
Old gas station in Old Havana, Cuba
Old gas station in Old Havana, Cuba, 2010
Old, abandoned gas station in North Carolina
Old, Abandoned Gas Station in North Carolina, 1980
Gas station, Wibaux, Montana
Gas station, Wibaux, Montana, 1939

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