Empire Refineries, Inc., oil processing, 1919

nitrate negative

Unknown Photographer
December 1919
nitrate negative
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 worker in the refinery reading a temperature gage in a tube probably containing crude oil being processed. 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.: "10086 / Box 789". Original owners number from surface side of negative: "68-5122". No videodisc image. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

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Oil refineries