John FitzGerald

John FitzGerald

Posted on 06/19/2017


Photo taken on June 18, 2017


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12 comments - The latest ones
Heidiho
Heidiho
Cheers for chairs !!
12 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to Heidiho
Thanks, Heidi, from one chair-lover to another.
12 months ago.
rdhinmn
rdhinmn
Quite a combo! ESSO (Standard Oil) paid for a lot of my college, which is a good thing since my parents didn't have much money. But back to photography - good dof here, which preserves the textures along with the repeating red and red-orange and the red-to-brown as we move lower left and the brown with the light reddish streaks at the very bottom. And the armchair is a hoot!
12 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to rdhinmn
Thanks, Bob. I hadn't thought about the repeating colours, so thanks again for pointing that out. The chair is cottage furniture, I think. It's in pretty good shape, too.

Esso is still the trade name in Canada. "Imperial" is for Imperial Oil, which is a Canadian company which Standard Oil bought and whose name Exxon continues to use for its Canadian operation.

Esso is also fondly remembered by older Canadians as the sponsor of Saturday-night hockey on radio and TV. The tradition of picking the three stars of a game comes from a promotion they did long ago for their 3 Star Oil.
12 months ago.
Sarah P.
Sarah P.
I remember them chiefly for their "put a tiger in your tank" commercials which I greatly enjoyed as a child.
12 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to Sarah P.
Did this make it to Switzerland?:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BvliNily5c
12 months ago. Edited 12 months ago.
Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam
A delightfully jumbled scene, John, and your customary wonderful composition!

What? You're not in Heidi's chair group?
12 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to Diane Putnam
Thank you, Diane. My chair photo inventory is a little depleted at the moment, but I can always make an effort to find something for the group.
12 months ago. Edited 12 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
A wonderful composition, John ! The Esso-sign together with the old chairs ! Great seen. Good Morning !
12 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to Ulrich John
Thanks, Ulrich,
12 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
I know a "garage memorabilia" collector who would love that Esso sign. The chairs have a nice '50s feel.
12 months ago.
John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald
Gas station signs underwent a big change in the 1960s and 70s, from the old flat signs lit from above to backlit plastic signs. The old signs were better designed, to my eye.
12 months ago.