Empire Refineries, Inc., closeup oil platform, 1919
nitrate negativePHOTOGRAPHS - NITRATE NEGATIVES
overall: 10 x 8 in.
10x8 nitrate negative photographed possibly by an unidentified photographer most likely in Oklahoma in December of 1919. Image is a closeup of an oil drilling platform showing the base of a capped oil well, several pipes, cable and a huge wheel. Steel cap has stamped on it, "Oil Well Improvements Co. / Tulsa, Okla. / Patented." In the background are large company buildings with the closer one having four smokestacks. Image is part of a series of photographs taken for or about Empire Refineries, Inc. owner of oil fields, refineries and railroad cars for oil transportation. Empire Refineries, Inc. also had places in Independence, Kansas and Ponca, Okmulgee, Oklahoma City and Cushing, Oklahoma and was a subsidiary of Cities Service Company. Typed neg. sleeve info.: "9996 / Box 781". Original owners number from surface side of negative: "68-5032". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection