Empire Refineries, Inc., steam engine, 1919

nitrate negative

Unknown Photographer
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 of steam engine on wheels to power the oil drill or force pressure into the oil well. The land is very flat and there are many pipes lying around the steam engine in the dried grass. 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.: "10003 / Box 872". Original owners number from surface side of negative: "68-5039". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

Related Subjects

Oil fields
Oil field equipment