Letters: Gas for Sale

Brick Building with Gas Lettering

Brick Building with Gas Lettering

Found this great brick building with the lettering on the outside of the building that spelled GAS. I’m sure it had been there a long time. This image has been enhanced using Photoshop.

I looked up where I think this was taken and I think it was in a historical old town – almost a ghost town – Virginia City, Montana. This was taken during the same time as when I was at the Rodeo in the same area. A wonderful trip and lots of good memories.

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Categories: Buildings, Montana, Photography, Wall Mural


Lets talk about the two sides of me. I am a Gemini just so you know. The first side of me is the cooking and entertaining part. This is a major part of my life and I wouldn't be fulfilled without it. Of course, we all have to eat, but the main part of cooking for me is entertaining and sharing fun and flavorful foods with great friends. Dinner parties, happy hours and well, most anything to do with food is where I begin to enjoy. My other side, the artsy side is a craving for art, painting and photography. Maybe this is my Gemini left side of the brain?? Since starting to write a Blog I've picked back up what hubby calls my big ass camera and started carting it around again. He’s always afraid I will ask him to carry it. I keep thinking that when I retire (?#&*!!!) that I will have time to read all the photography books in my library and become a superb photographer. Wishful thinking.


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8 Comments on “Letters: Gas for Sale”

  1. BookOfBokeh
    August 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm #



    • August 14, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

      Thanks bunches. I love old brick with vintage signage painted on it. Was lucky to find this.


  2. April 25, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    Love how old and broken up the letters are, and yet you can still read them…


    • April 25, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

      Thanks. I love finding historical advertising on old brick buildings. 🙂


  3. April 25, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    Many gas chambers used in the holocaust were made of red brick. That’s sort of a sad photo (maybe it’s my history major and Jewish upbringing coming out!).


    • April 25, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

      Oh my gosh. This didn’t even cross my mind from that perspective. But then I knew where it came from. It’s actually the outside of a building in a small historical town named Virginia City in Montana. It was probably to show where to get automotive gas as people drove through the town in their early automobiles.


  4. April 25, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    Hi, Karen! This was a wonderful find for this week’s photo challenge. It would be interesting to learn the history of it 🙂 Great enhancements (love the purple)!


    • April 25, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

      At first I thought it was in Idaho but actually in a historical somewhat ghost town in Virginia City, Montana. It’s on the outside of a building and was probably the marker for getting gas a the local station.


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