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Title
[Views of oil fields, California]
Date Created and/or Issued
[between 1900 and 1920?]
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
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Description
2008-0174
PHOTO: PETROLEUM
Shows an area of low hills with little vegetation. Buildings, equipment, machinery, oil wells and miners are visible.
View 1 (2008-0174). Centers on single wooden building built around an oil drilling rig and engine. Figures stand outside and on roof of building. Small structures to the left of building include circular tank, steam-generating engine, second smaller tank -- view 2 (2008-0176). Series of wooden buildings occupy background, built around numerous horseshoe-shaped drilling rigs.
Type
image
Format
Photographs.
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
2 photographic prints on cardboard mounts ; 5 x 61/2 in. image on 7 x 9 in. mounts.
Identifier
(C)001388059CSL01-Aleph
(DRA)VVW-1364
Subject
Petroleum industry--California
Oil drilling rigs--California
California--Photographs
Photographic prints
Place
California

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