Hull-Dobbs Ford Super Service Station, Memphis, Tennessee, 1935

Summary

For those who operated gas stations, the profits were never in the gasoline itself. Most of those sales went back to the oil companies. Instead, operators first made their money by servicing and repairing automobiles. When stricter car warranties ended that revenue stream in the 1970s, station operators turned to snacks, beverages and convenience groceries for their profits.

For those who operated gas stations, the profits were never in the gasoline itself. Most of those sales went back to the oil companies. Instead, operators first made their money by servicing and repairing automobiles. When stricter car warranties ended that revenue stream in the 1970s, station operators turned to snacks, beverages and convenience groceries for their profits.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1935

Subject Date

1935

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

64.167.833.P.63123.A

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.875 in

Width: 11 in

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