I took this photo in 1978 (!) while I was working for a small town newspaper. Gas prices had just started to rise severely for the first time. Notice the pump says, “Out of Reg” (or regular gas). We were in the middle of a gas shortage and my editor sent me out to get a photo of someone pumping gas. The price for premium was listed as 83.9. I know because I enlarged the photograph to double check. This weekend as prices went up once again, I thought back to this photo and evidently to a much simpler and cheaper time.