Teapot Gas Station

1987. Photograph by John Margolies. “Teapot Dome gas station, Zillah, Washington.”

Photograph shows a gas station in the form of a giant teapot in Zillah, Washington. John Margolies crisscrossed the United States photographing vernacular roadside architecture for nearly 40 years. The Library of congress purchased his archive of 35mm slides and digitized them in 2016. Margolies was an unremitting archivist of

“those vanishing emblems of midcentury enterprise, which were already imperiled by air travel, interstates and big-box sprawl.” -New York Times Obituary

From the Library of Congress.

 

1960s Volkswagens

1962. Unknown Photographer. “Employees’ cars in the underground garage of cooperative insurance company Kansa’s new head office. / Työntekijöiden autoja Kansa-yhtymän uuden pääkonttorin maanalaisessa autotallissa.”

Photograph shows a number of classic 1960s Volkswagen Karmann Ghias in Finland.

From The Finnish Museum of Photography.