Ray’s Service, an open-air garage, apparently was located in a fortuneless area of Los Angeles when this circa-1950 photograph was taken. Gasoline was supplied by an old tall, visible glass cylinder pump, and repairs were performed at a series of workbenches just behind the telephone pole.
To the right of the gas pump is the office and behind it, the tall and narrow building appears to be an outhouse for use by patrons and those who resided in trailers on the lot. Even though the time frame was about 1950, there are only two postwar cars visible in the scene. The motorcycle with wide white walls just to the left of the workbenches is a pre or postwar Harley-Davidson “Knuckle Head.”
Tell us what you find of interest in this photograph courtesy of the Huntington Library.
Happy New Year to all of our readers, we will return on Tuesday morning after the holiday weekend.