Photographs of Skidmore

Photographs of Skidmore

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Two photographs of Skidmore, Texas. The top photograph of the Skidmore Garage shows John F. Petrus standing on the right and James Galloway on the left (1922). In 1929 John F. Petrus built a large garage adjacent to the bank building and became “Mr. Fix-It”. Any job that couldn’t be done satisfactorily any place else, ended at Mr. John’s. The garage was still open in the 1970’s as the oldest business building still in use. John Ferdinand Petrus (November 30, 1893 to March 18, 1979) married Justina Catherine Hartman (August 4, 1895 to February 11, 1992) on November 12, 1917 in Skidmore. They are both buried in Evergreen Cemetery outside of Skidmore. John and Isabelle Galloway arrived in Skidmore in 1884 as a young married couple from Broxburne, Scotland, John worked for Frank Skidmore. After organizing a community Sunday School for all denominations, in 1890 he helped organize the Methodist Church. Mr. Galloway owned the Little Gem Confectionery in Skidmore. His son, John Galloway Jr. owned and operated Farmers Mercantile. That business evolved into a successful funeral business now located in Beeville. The second picture is a bird's eye view looking north of Skidmore at an unknown date.
Contributing Partner: Bee County Historical Commission
S.J. Middleton at Service Station

S.J. Middleton at Service Station

Date: January 28, 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of S.J. Middleton sitting in his automobile as a service station attendant fills the tank with gasoline. Approximately 8 gallons of gas was $2.42 on January 28, 1954.
Contributing Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth
[Man greeting young girl at gas pump]

[Man greeting young girl at gas pump]

Date: January 26, 1956
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Photo of a man greeting a young girl with "March of Dimes" magazine at a gas pump. Austin, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Chiles Food Store and Post Office

Chiles Food Store and Post Office

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Cropped copy-photograph of Chiles Food Store, Post Office, and Gas Station in Portland, Texas. Three stores are pictured in one building and several gas pumps are in front of the stores. The three signs read, "Texas Star Oil Co.," "U.S. Post Office," and "Food Store." Two people are standing in front of the oil company store.
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
[Attendant at a Humble Gas Station]

[Attendant at a Humble Gas Station]

Date: c. 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Humble gas station attendant standing next to a gas pump around 1950. His uniform has a "Humble" patch on the shirt.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
Man at Gas Station

Man at Gas Station

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Negative of an old man in a hat standing in front of a gas station.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
[Filling Station at Green Avenue and Fifth Street]

[Filling Station at Green Avenue and Fifth Street]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a filling station on the corner of Green Avenue and Fifth Street in 1930. Buster Winfrey stands in the driveway.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
Gasoline Pumps

Gasoline Pumps

Date: 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two gasoline pumps. The pumps have been photographed at night.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Gasoline Pumps

Gasoline Pumps

Date: 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a gasoline pump and a pole at night. On the side of the pump is a small crank.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[C.W. Alberson Gas Station]

[C.W. Alberson Gas Station]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the C.W. Alberson Garage, a single-story building with three gas pumps attached to the exterior. A man is standing just outside the entrance to the building. Text on the exterior says, "C.W. Alberson Ford Parts, Authorized Ford Service."
Contributing Partner: League City Helen Hall Library