Now that's cool too! Thanks Jay
thats a real "paper boy" bicycle, note the small front wheel for the large basket above it. they had very thick spokes too. thanks jay
There are a lot of strange things about that photo. The store building is tiny--about the size of a shipping container. That is the weirdest looking gas pump I have ever seen. Is this a real store? Is it an old photo or a modern fantasy display?
It's a modern photo - Australia
You can see the same building in color here.
"Cameron's Bridge General Store Display - Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally"
Info on the annual steam rally:
If you click on the photo gallery link, there is another photo of it.
The bicycle looks to be a later bike as well!
That type of fuel bowser was common in Australia. The fuel was hand pumped up into the glass at the top and gravity fed into the car tank.
The Metters brand shown on the verandah was commonly found on windmill fans, Metters makihg these mills and many other metal goods. Persil was a brand of laundry soap powder.
The use of corrugated iron was widespread throughout, first as roofing and then as siding. Its light weight, strength, portability and quick erection were recognised early on.
Allan from down under.
That pic jumped out at me as a prop job. A little too "cutesy" to be for real.