Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Flying Red Horse

These signs are now very collectible and considered art. I remember when they indicated a place to fill up your car with gasoline.

9 comments:

Andy said...

I had forgotten all about the red horse with the wings. Thanks for the memories.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Corporate logos used to be more elegant than the modernist designs popular now.

Lowell said...

A very famous gasoline icon. Big one, too. Don't know that one would do with this.

Kate said...

That sign is in VERY good shape. I recall it and the old gas pumps with great fondness.

Sharon said...

I love this! I remember when there was one just down the street from our house in Quincy.

Franklin Bruce Taylor said...

Socony, wasn't it? I remember the horse, too.

Randy said...

Great find. I would love to have one.

Kathy said...

This makes me want to take a trip to Jacksonville, TX, about 50 miles from here and photograph an old vacant Mobil gas station that sports about 10 flying red horse signs. I remember as a child when we would drive through Dallas at night the tallest building on the skyline had a flying red horse on the roof. My dad was always the first one to spot it!

EG CameraGirl said...

I remember too. ;))