u n T i T L E d

untitled

 

I got up every morning,
polished my saddle shoes,
and went off to war.
— Melba Pattillo said that

 

image notes: the red, brick structure on the right, behind the gas station is Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Melba was one of “The Little Rock Nine”. Today, Central High School attracts students from all over the world and is well known for the students’ diversity and scholastic achievements.

21 Comments

a penny for your thoughts?

Stevereply
July 16, 2018 at 4:11 pm

Bravery can be found in all kinds of people. Ms. Pattillo is surely proof of that assertion. I can only imagine the bravery it took to be a part of integrating this school.

Michael Rawlukreply
July 16, 2018 at 4:52 pm

FAB U LOUS

Elaine Hancockreply
July 16, 2018 at 7:50 pm

So much history here. A great image.

Barbara Thomasreply
July 16, 2018 at 9:53 pm

Interesting history. I love the look of that old gas station, or back in the day I guess it was a “filling station”, right?

Elizabeth Buckalewreply
July 16, 2018 at 11:07 pm

Excellent post, Sherri. I love the processing on this… and that quote by Melba. Thank God for her strength!

Tatar@Yreply
July 16, 2018 at 11:32 pm

Une station à l’ancienne. Nous n’en voyons plus beaucoup, dommage c’était sympathique de se faire servir. Une parole, un échange bien agréable.

Michael Skorulskireply
July 17, 2018 at 1:00 am

A lovely image with a real story. Excellent.

Bill Phillipsreply
July 17, 2018 at 1:52 am

What a charming petrol (gas) station

Martine Liboutonreply
July 17, 2018 at 3:29 am

Superbe cette station et ta photo

grouserreply
July 17, 2018 at 4:22 am

Had to google that to put the quote in context. Good man
Interesting petrol station too

ruthiebearreply
July 17, 2018 at 5:43 am

I like the nostalgic mood of mage.

Maria-Linareply
July 17, 2018 at 6:12 am

Superbe cette station, magnifique! Bise, bon mardi tout doux!

Emilyreply
July 17, 2018 at 6:15 am

Looks like there is a lot of history, and probably a very interesting story too, sherri!

Tom Wilsonreply
July 17, 2018 at 11:05 am

9 Broomfield Road, Broomhill

Willemreply
July 17, 2018 at 11:09 am

What have you photographed a beautiful gas station.

mhelenereply
July 17, 2018 at 11:48 am

Very interesting and a superb composition..

Stevenreply
July 17, 2018 at 1:16 pm

Incredible history in such “little” information! The vintageness of this gas station is beautiful. I am glad to see that it is well cared for.

Anita Bowerreply
July 17, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Nicely presented. Thanks for the quote and info.

Nicoureply
July 17, 2018 at 3:43 pm

Un bie joli nom cet édifice sueprbe compo
Belle soirée

Elaine Kreply
July 18, 2018 at 3:10 am

wow, even i may have only heard of that from ‘forrest gump’ or such, but i think i have watched documentaries… even the name ‘Little Rock’ sends a chill up my spine…
love love the treatment of this photo

Dianereply
July 20, 2018 at 6:48 pm

she went to war and won.
Before I read what you wrote, I was admiring those old gas pumps yet how modern the station appears to be.
Interesting how the service station seems white and prominent yet the story going on in the background so perfectly parallels the historical evolution

leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.