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Gateway to the World

6th Photo Set

The Gulf Oil Company
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This photograph illustrates the high level of customer service that most company gas stations offered in 1932. The brand-new Kelvinator electric cooler would keep those cokes ice cold.

Miss Houston
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The Houston Speedway was a popular racetrack located west of Main Street on Bellaire Blvd (Holcombe Blvd today) near Buffalo Speedway. The name changed to Bellaire Speedway in 1930. On occasions airplanes were pitted against racers on the long stretch section of track. The location also hosted balloon races. 1928

Bathing Beauty
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The Sam Houston statue was a very popular location for commercial photographers to take photos for the local auto dealers. This bathing beauty queen added the right amount of sex appeal for this 1929 Nash ad. In the background is the Warwick hotel.

Sinclair Gas Station
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This Sinclair station was located on the southwest corner of Main Street and University. I left the edges unretouched to illustrate the damage time does to our visual resources. In 1934 regular gas was only 6 cents a gallon.

The Alta Arts will receive a portion of every image sold during this
exhibit or custom ordered through The Alta Arts after the exhibit thru
the end of 2023.

All images in this exhibit are printed on EPSON quality Exhibition Satin
canvas utilizing archival inks. They are stretched and ready to hang,
with or without a frame.

All images can be custom ordered on EPSON Quality Luster Finish paper
utilizing archival inks to the following sizes:
11 x 14 inch on paper $100.00

16 x 20 inch on paper $150.00

20 x 24 inch on paper $200.00

24 x 30 inch on paper $250.00

30 x 40 inch on paper $350.00

30 x 40 inch on canvas $600.00

All custom orders on canvas will take approximately 30 days to turn.
All custom orders on paper will take approximately 10 days to turn.
All custom orders should be prepaid.

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