Tower Conoco Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe, Shamrock, Texas, 1936-1939

Summary

Photographic cards like this one, with their glued-on labels, were a preliminary step taken by Dexter Press before producing postcards for small business owners to mail or hand out to customers. Built 1936 along Route 66 in Shamrock, Texas, this Streamlined Moderne-styled building included a Conoco service station, a cafe, and an intended retail area that became overflow cafe seating.

Photographic cards like this one, with their glued-on labels, were a preliminary step taken by Dexter Press before producing postcards for small business owners to mail or hand out to customers. Built 1936 along Route 66 in Shamrock, Texas, this Streamlined Moderne-styled building included a Conoco service station, a cafe, and an intended retail area that became overflow cafe seating.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1936-1939

Subject Date

1936-1939

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2013.151.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of John Margolies.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.125 in

Width: 4.938 in

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