Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hobart Then and Now: 10th and Lincoln

1942 and 2011

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1942 images courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society.

It was an afternoon in 1942 and someone was busy with a camera at Howard and Cal Shearer's Sinclair gas station, on the southwest corner of 10th and Lincoln. The resulting photos have come down to us, and blessings be upon the hand that noted the date, location and subjects' names on the backs of those photos.

Above we have (left to right): Dick Mackin, Tom Farlow and Cal Shearer.

Below, left to right: Dick Mackin, Tom Farlow, Cal Shearer and Lowell Enslen.


This fellow pumping gas at 14.5 cents per gallon is Melvin Schultz.


I am told that they also sold groceries here.


Janice said...

I went to high school with a Tom Farlow in the 60s/70s. Must be a relative in the photo--his dad maybe? Fun photos!

Ainsworthiana said...

No clue. Do you see a family resemblance?

Janice said...

Yes, I think I do! But the Tom I knew had much longer hair!