A truly exceptional piece of Nova Scotia folk art. This 1940's/50's era whirligig has great subject matter as well as wonderful scale and proportion. It depicts a gas station attendant pumping gas from an early gravity-fed style pump. There is a small red oil can sitting in the foreground. Interestingly, we have an actual period photograph of this whirligig in its original habitat outside a rural gas station in the Kentville area of Annapolis Royal. If you look closely at the picture you can see the whirligig on the right. At the left of the photo, on one side of the garden trellis is an early electric pump with globe on top, and on the other side of the trellis is an earlier gravity-fed pump with visible cylinder and globe. This whirligig is in very good condition, in mostly original paint, with some expected touch-ups over its existing years. Measures three feet in length and is displayed on an iron stand.