Empire Refineries, Inc., oil drilling 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 of two oil drilling workers examining the drill head while standing on the oil rig platform. There is a lot of cable and pipes and wood and metal scaffolding on the platform around the two men. 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.: "10002 / Box 872". Original owners number from surface side of negative: "68-5038". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection