Condition : Very Good for its age.The photo has some light wear and a crease to the centre.
You are bidding on a vintage 1950's Real Photo showing a donkey hitched up to a tank with the word
* ESSO *
The back of the photo has a handwritten note ‘The Esso Donkey, Gozo.’
The photo measures approximately 4 ¼'' ” x 3 ¼'' ”
The focus of the photo is the Gozo donkey and the tank with the name of ESSO (Oil Company ).
The photo is picturing an old house as background with the characteristic doors and windows of the time. There is a dog sitting at the doorstep and a man who is probably filling the house's tank with oil.
The photo was taken by Rodger Lee on a travel to Gozo. Rodger Lee was an English writer who lived in Kyrenia Cyprus at the time of invasion.This photo was one of the photos which was rescued over the destruction.
This Vintage photo is showing the way oil was carried around to be distributed in the 1950's and this is a historical document for ESSO ( OIL COMPANY ) .It reminds of quiet past days when there were no machines,no tracks,no vehicles.
*Great HistoricalESSO OIL Real Photo 1950's*
Donkeys used to be a common sight in Gozo, working in the fields and pulling enormous loads of hay with the farmer perched high on the top.
Gozo is a small island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. The island is part of the
Southern European country of Malta after the island of Malta itself, it is the second-largest island in
Compared to its southeastern neighbour, Gozo is more rural and known for its scenic hills, which are
featured on its coat of arms.The island of Gozo has long been associated with Ogygia, the island
home of the nymph Calypso in Homer's Odyssey. Calypso, possessed of great supernatural powers,
holds Odysseus captive for a number of years because of her love for him before releasing him to
continue his journey home. The island itself has a population of around 31,000 people