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Little Falls, 1941

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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd 
based on an original negative nitrate by John Collier Jr.
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• Colorized giclée art print, made in England 
• Printed on museum-grade archival stock
• Ships in a Tube


ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH

Taken October 1941, Little Falls, New York, United States
(Library of Congress)

"Collier's brilliant shot captures a car transport from the Eastern Auto Forwarding Co. from Buffalo, New York stopping over to fill up for gas. To the left of the Dodge COE (Cab Over Engine) truck in Eastern's distinctive livery is a Wayne 60 Series gas pump rolled out during the early 1930s, characterised by its arched top detail over the dispenser dials. The main pump on the right is a Bowser 575, a newer generation of computing gas pumps introduced in 1937. The transport is carrying two brand new Dodge W-Series trucks which came out in 1941, characterised by its distinctive art-deco inspired grille. In many of the examples I've seen, the W-Series was painted in a two-tone colour scheme. My rendition samples the actual Dodge stock production colours from 1941. I began trying to map where each colour is, as the shades of grey are quite close together in the original. After doing a few passes, I realised the transport wasn't looking right, so I remapped it out using Collier's other photograph from the same sequence, which showed the different areas of the truck more clearly. Richfield Oil Company from California operated until 1966 where it merged to form ARCO, which still operates over a thousand locations across the United States today. Petrol globes served as both an advertisement and a beacon to car owners who wished to refuel. The owner of the gas station would likely re-paint over the pump to match the brand colours of gasoline provider to save money."

– Jordan J. Lloyd

Original Caption

"Car transport filling up with gas at Little Falls, New York."


MAKING OF LITTLE FALLS
PRINT SIZES

Our prints come in three popular sizes so you can frame them yourself. 

LISTED SIZES

M – 12”× 12” inches (30.5 × 30.5 cm)
L16”× 16” inches (40.6 × 40.6 cm)
XXL – 40”× 40” inches (101.6 × 101.6 cm)

PRINTED IMAGE SIZE

Please note that the Listed Sizes refer to the print stock which comes with a white border. The printed image sizes are:

M – 8 ½”× 8 ½” inches (21.6 × 21.6 cm)
L11× 11” inches (28 × 28 cm)
XXL – 27 ½" ×27 ½ ” inches (69.9 × 69.9 cm)

Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed.

THE SMALL PRINT

Proudly printed by the Silverhill Press, an independent printer based in St–Leonards–On–Sea on the south coast of England. More information about our prints can be found here.

This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only.