Trussville, Alabama, is located about fifteen miles northeast of the city of Birmingham, Alabama. At the time this image of Glenn’s Service Station was taken Trussville was a small town with a population of around twelve-hundred residents.
We presume that the owner of the gas station is posing next to the gasoline pumps. The Sinclair “HC” pump next to him dispensed gasoline that cost 23.4 cents a gallon. The pump on the far-left was for the higher octane “Ethel” fuel blend. The late-1930s Chevrolet sedan on the outside lift was getting a lubrication service at the time.
No garage building is visible in the photo so presumably any repairs were performed outside in the yard. In addition to running the station, Glenn’s also had a coal and coke delivery business, and an employee is visible behind the wheel of a late-1930’s or ’40s Dodge truck visible on the far-right of the lead image.