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Pictured in 1928 is a Shell Oil service station at Seventh and L Streets. The photograph shows two service station attendants in white uniforms and bow ties. On the station's front is a play bill for the Senator Theater: "Now Showing: Fanchion & Marco's 'Oil Ideas' and Clara Bow in 'Get Your Man.'" At the time the photograph was taken, it was estimated that Sacramento contained 225 service stations serving some 30, 000 registered vehicles in the city alone, creating 1.5 million dollars a year in sales.