When gas stations were called “service stations” for a reason…

Back in the 1950s, gas stations were different in the service they offered, and these photos remind us of what they were like.

Time stops for nobody; that is a fact. As technologies are introduced and life speeds up, things change for good.

But that doesn’t always mean that the change is for the better. Sometimes, in the rush to get things done, people forget what it means to enjoy the work done and the service given.

In a beautiful video with perfect music, several vintage photos of 1950s gas stations demonstrate exactly that. The glossy look of those large, old, manicured service stations demonstrates that at the time, going to the gas station was meant to be fun.

Several gas stations also included restaurants and cafes, where people could enjoy a cup of coffee and good food and have a respite.

Others still advertised prices so low that, even with adjustments for current prices, indicate the affluence of the era. Affluence that allowed for a better quality of life with possible better work conditions.

Aside from all that, these beautiful 1950s photos are an exaltation of vintage and retro vibes for the old to reminisce and the young to enjoy.

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