Empire Refineries, Inc., oil gusher, 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 a gushing oil well spraying crude into the air. To the left of the oil drilling rig is a long wooden shack for equipment storage and to left of that is a smaller building. 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.: "10010A / Box 873 / (Three negatives)". Original owners number from surface side of negative: "68-5046". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection