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In Texas, fireworks can legally be sold only during tightly-regulated times, leaving stands like this one to just, well, stand there for almost the whole year. They look pretty bleak without business but with the ever-present buy-1-get-1 offer. And on cold and icy days, they look additionally forlorn.

Smyer, Texas
photographed 2.10.2021


This is just the latest in my series of images of off-season fireworks stands. You can see the other photos here and here and here and here and here.

Acuff, Texas
photographed 8.3.2018

Happy * 3

Really, who wouldn’t want to purchase their fireworks from someplace that is this enthusiastic?

Wolfforth, Texas
photographed 4.1.2017

The discount, discounted


I love fireworks stands. Especially just after the fireworks season* has ended, when there are amended signs, tattered banners, and other assorted things scattered around.

Shallowater, Texas
photographed 7.10.2016

*In Texas, the season is New Years, Memorial Day, and July 4. Unless there’s a drought – the fire danger outweighs fireworks.

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