Today’s image takes us to Sacramento, California during the winter of 1939 to the intersection of L Street and Route 24 (16th Street) for a view of this conbined Goodyear tire store and Standard Oil gasoline station. We have seen other similar Goodyear and Standard Oil of California facilities in the past in our Vintage Service Stations Series, so it appears the two Companies worked together during this period.
Of interest in the photo is a Harley-Davidson Servi-Cycle outfitted for roadside tire service with a combination rear bumper and tire rack fitted behind the cargo box. It also appears that Goodyear might have been trying to sell off early large diameter tires at the time as some of them can be seen in stacks in the enlargeable image below to the right the gasoline pump island.
Tell us what you find of interest in this photo courtesy of the Sacramento Public Library.