Empire Refineries, Inc., oil field, 1919

nitrate negative

PHOTOGRAPHS - NITRATE NEGATIVES
Unknown Photographer
USA, OK
December 1919
nitrate negative
overall: 8 x 10 in.

8x10 nitrate negative photographed possibly by an unidentified photographer most likely in Oklahoma in December of 1919. Image is an overall view of a working oil field with snow in many areas. In the foreground are pipe lines, some of which are leading to a crude oil tank partially in the ground and what looks to be crude oil on the ground. There are seven rigs in the background and a company building to the left and a saline pool. 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.: "10000 / Box 782". Original owners number from surface side of negative: "68-5036". No videodisc image. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.


1984.187.10000

Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection



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