Mobil Gasoline Station, circa 1965

Summary

After falling from favor in the mid-1930s due to their cost and complexity, canopy roofs reappeared over American gas stations three decades later. The transition to self-service pumps required that customers be protected from inclement weather. The mushroom-style canopies at this Mobil station also provided plenty of light for motorists filling up their cars at night.

After falling from favor in the mid-1930s due to their cost and complexity, canopy roofs reappeared over American gas stations three decades later. The transition to self-service pumps required that customers be protected from inclement weather. The mushroom-style canopies at this Mobil station also provided plenty of light for motorists filling up their cars at night.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

circa 1965

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1801.1

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Gelatin Silver

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

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