Empire Refineries, Inc., trench digger for laying pipe, 1919
nitrate negativePHOTOGRAPHS - NITRATE NEGATIVES
overall: 8 x 10 in.
8x10 nitrate negative photographed possibly by an unidentified photographer most likely in Oklahoma in December of 1919. Image of two men operating a trench digger to lay pipe lines while a third man looks on. 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.: "9987B / (Two films) / Box 781". Original owners number from surface side of negative: "68-5023A". No videodisc image. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection