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 !!
3 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to Heidiho
Thanks, Heidi, from one chair-lover to another.
3 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!
3 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.
3 months ago.
Sarah Paris
Sarah Paris
I remember them chiefly for their "put a tiger in your tank" commercials which I greatly enjoyed as a child.
3 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to Sarah Paris
Did this make it to Switzerland?:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BvliNily5c
3 months ago. Edited 3 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?
3 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.
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
A wonderful composition, John ! The Esso-sign together with the old chairs ! Great seen. Good Morning !
3 months ago.
John FitzGerald has replied to Ulrich John
Thanks, Ulrich,
3 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
I know a "garage memorabilia" collector who would love that Esso sign. The chairs have a nice '50s feel.
3 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.
3 months ago.