Clean Rest Rooms Sign, circa 1955

Summary

Although gas station restroom facilities date back to the second decade of the 20th century, clean, fully equipped restrooms continued to be a problem. During the 1920s and 1930s, oil companies realized that women -- especially the increasing number of women drivers -- were choosing service stations by the cleanliness of their restrooms and signs like this became more common.

Although gas station restroom facilities date back to the second decade of the 20th century, clean, fully equipped restrooms continued to be a problem. During the 1920s and 1930s, oil companies realized that women -- especially the increasing number of women drivers -- were choosing service stations by the cleanliness of their restrooms and signs like this became more common.

Artifact

Signs (Notices)

Date Made

circa 1955

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

86.129.11

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Porcelain (Material)
Enamel

Color

Dark blue
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 54 in

Width: 18 in

Inscriptions

CLEAN REST ROOMS

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