1915 Street Scene in Middlesex VA

Middlesex Ford Agency

Motorcyclists and cars getting gas at a curbside pump at Middlesex Ford Agency, circa 1915. Photo by Lewis Reed

It is always interesting to see photos from days gone past. The interesting street scene above was taken by Lewis Reed in Middlesex, Virginia. All of the cars in the view are late model vehicles. The Middlesex Garage, which appears to be a Ford Agency that advertises gasoline, oils and lubricants for sale, is also visible. A closer look reveals the price of gasoline as 15 cents. Also visible in the photo are trolley tracks running down the middle of the dirt road.

Below are motorcyclists posing on the street in Middlesex. Edgar Reed is shown on the left on his Excelsior motorcycle.

Middlesex VA, circa 1915.

Motorcyclists in Middlesex VA, circa 1915. Edgar Reed is on the left.  Photo by Lewis Reed

Middlesex County is located on the Middle Peninsula in the U.S. state of Virginia. Middlesex has remained largely rural over the years with farming, forestry, fin and shell fishing and tourism providing the principal elements of its economic base. Its geographical location has helped it to retain its rural character while also making it the perfect place to recapture childhood memories of summer days spent on a boat, catching crabs and water skiing.

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About Reed Brothers

I am a co-owner of the former Reed Brothers Dodge in Rockville, Maryland. Lewis Reed, the founder of Reed Brothers Dodge was my grandfather. We were a family-owned and operated car dealership in Rockville for almost a century. I served in the United States Air Force for 30 years before retiring in the top enlisted grade of Chief Master Sergeant in July 2006. In 2016, I received the Arthur M. Wagman Award for Historic Preservation Communication from Peerless Rockville for documenting the history of Reed Brothers Dodge in both blog and book format. This distinguished honor recognizes outstanding achievement by writers, educators, and historians whose work has heightened public awareness of Rockville’s architectural and cultural heritage, growth and development.

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