vintage gas pump

This vintage gas pump sits forgotten in what could be considered a junk yard but is part of a historical artifacts collection. This pump no longer has a use in today’s world.

Nostalgia is often about personal, important events, people you care about and places where you have spent time. Nostalgia lies in the belief that the past was better than the present.This image could be nostalgic for those who worked in gas stations ‘back in the day’. As a photographer, however, capturing such an image refers visually to the past, a representation of what was.

I love that the ravages of time and weather have not completely obliterated the colour of this pump.