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Automobile in the midst of an oil field
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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A man stands next to his automobile in the midst of an oil field. During the 1920s the L.A. area was pumping 1/5 of all the oil pumped in the world. L.A. was also the first city in the world to adopt the automobile, with a ratio of one auto for 2.5 residents when eastern cities had only one auto for more than ten. Gasoline during the 1920s sold for about 10 cents per gallon.
1 photograph :b&w
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Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Industries-Oil-L.A. Area.; N-004-368 4x5
Oil well drilling rigs--California--Los Angeles
Petroleum industry and trade--California--Los Angeles
Oil fields--California--Los Angeles
Antique and classic cars--California--Los Angeles

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