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Tobin #2, Signal Hill oil field. July 11, 1923
Aerograph Co. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date Created and/or Issued
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Huntington Library
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A panoramic view of the oil field of Signal Hill. There are about two dozen oil rigs, or derricks, in the foreground, with many more visible on the far right. There is a small reservoir of water in the bottom left corner, and a spray of smoke or steam coming out of the oil rig to the right of it. A large tent is on the right, with sheds to its right and left. There are streets of houses in among the derricks, and a few buses parked on the nearest street. Many of the rigs in the foreground are labeled with their names and a number that represents their output, by the barrel. Writing in white in the bottom center reads "Tobin # 2 "Signal Hill" Long Beach, Cal.", while a small note just left of that reads "No 264".
Tobin 2 has not yet been built, but will later be located where the construction equipment in the center is. PhotCL 470 (172) shows the same area after the rig is completed.
26 x 139 cm (10 x 55 in)
Signal Hill (Calif.)
Oil well drilling rigs--California--Signal Hill--Photographs
Oil wells--California--Signal Hill--Photographs
Tents--California--Signal Hill. (lctgm)
Houses--California--Signal Hill. (lctgm)
Panoramas--California--Signal Hill--Photographs
Negatives. (aat)
Signal Hill (Calif.)
Photographs, Huntington Digital Library

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