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[Photograph album of Texas oil fields]

Label
[Photograph album of Texas oil fields]
Title
[Photograph album of Texas oil fields]
Creator
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Album of 25 canvas-backed gelatin silver prints of Texas oil wells and oil workers taken during 1919 by J.W. Stephenson, a commercial photographer in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
graphic
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/not-applicable
Summary expansion
The album contains views of early Texas oil towns such as Burkburnett and Waggoner City (Ragtown), Texas, as well as the "highway" running through the Burk-Waggoner oil pool, along which a steady stream of horse-drawn wagons travelled, carrying equipment and supplies. Several of the photographs show oil gushing from a well, including the Texas Chief gusher, Burk Waggoner gusher, Golden Cycle gusher on fire (dated April 24, 1919), and spouting wells operated by Hill & Roberts, Motex, General Oil Co., and Arkansas-Texas Oil & Lease Co. Other photos depict workers operating the pipes filling huge barrels with oil--captioned "M & P Burk, Block 818," "Burk George southwest corner Blk. 818," "Lucinda Meadows Tract," and "Big Bob Brewer Block 84," while in other shots, workers oversee vast oil storage tanks in Thrift, and at the Parker Wells, or lay pipeline to the Burk Waggoner pool, Warrior Oil Company's Lucinda Meadows Tract, or Five Oil Company's Lilis Morgan Tract. A panoramic shot of oil wells operated by Motex Refining Company shows a landscape covered with hundreds of derricks, almost all in production. Shots of tanker cars at the rail station in Burkburnett, and rows of tankers sitting out in the fields by the pipelines, waiting to be filled document the importance of the railroad in transporting the oil. Finally, a group of workers poses on the platform at the base of a derrick, watching a torrent of oil gush from an open pipe into a canal in front of them, while a photographer at the side readies his camera
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album of Texas oil fields]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c87d2wbt/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Copyright date of 1919 on most photographs
  • Photographer identified in Library of Congress Catalog of copyright entries: Works of art ... v. 13-14
  • Photographs are backed with canvas
  • Bound in canvas-backed plain brown paper covers; torn piece (40 x 80 mm) missing from top left corner of upper cover; covers secured with pieces of brown shoelace threaded through two sets of holes punched along spine
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 x 30 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (25 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in beige cloth clamshell box, with box title "Stephenson. Texas Oil."
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
canvas
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)731046390
  • ucoclc731046390
Label
[Photograph album of Texas oil fields]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c87d2wbt/
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Copyright date of 1919 on most photographs
  • Photographer identified in Library of Congress Catalog of copyright entries: Works of art ... v. 13-14
  • Photographs are backed with canvas
  • Bound in canvas-backed plain brown paper covers; torn piece (40 x 80 mm) missing from top left corner of upper cover; covers secured with pieces of brown shoelace threaded through two sets of holes punched along spine
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 x 30 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (25 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in beige cloth clamshell box, with box title "Stephenson. Texas Oil."
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
canvas
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)731046390
  • ucoclc731046390

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