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Title
Ryder Well No. 1 flowing wild, Signal Hill oil field. February 26, 1923
Creator
Aerograph Co. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date Created and/or Issued
1923-02-26
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Photographs
Rights Information
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Description
A panoramic view of the oil field of Signal Hill, focusing on Ryder Well No. 1 (the one on the right?). There is a low earth wall around the derrick on the right which is filled with some liquid, while a cloud of smoke or steam emerges from the ground. A group of men in suits stand on the far left. Writing in white in the bottom center reads "Ryder Well No. 1 ; Flowing Wild at Rate of 12,000 Bbls. [i.e. barrels] Per Day - 2-26-23, Signal Hill, Long Beach, Cal. ; Petroleum Midway Company, Ltd. ; Subsidiary of the ; California Petroleum Corporation". Writing in white in the bottom left reads "The Aerograph Co."
Type
Image
Format
image/jp2
Extent
26 x 78 cm (10 x 31 in)
Identifier
167764
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll2/id/4436
Subject
Signal Hill (Calif.)
Oil well drilling rigs--California--Signal Hill--Photographs
Oil wells--California--Signal Hill--Photographs
Oil wells--Blowouts
Panoramas--California--Signal Hill--Photographs
Negatives. (aat)
Place
Signal Hill (Calif.)
Source
Photographs, Huntington Digital Library

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