Empire Refineries, Inc., oil field, 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 is an overall view of a working oil field with snow in many areas. In the foreground is a partially capped oil rig with a small stream of oil still gushing from the top of the cap. There are two rigs in the background. 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.: "9998 / Box 782". Original owners number from surface side of negative: "68-5034". No videodisc image. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection