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Title
Exterior view of the Shell Oil Company, showing spherical tanks, ca.1940
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1940
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Public Domain. Release under the CC BY Attribution license--http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--Credit both “University of Southern California. Libraries” and “California Historical Society” as the source. Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
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Description
Photograph of an exterior view of the Shell Oil Company, showing spherical tanks, ca.1940. Massive, spherical tanks stand in a row which extends from the foreground on the left into the background on the right. Each tank is supported by thick metal beams which stand beneath it and staircases wind around each sphere to the machinery which sits on platforms at their tops. A man stands to the right of the center sphere along the fenced walkways which lie throughout the yard. A small, wooden structure can be seen beyond the spheres at center with a skeletal, metal structure to its left.
Type
image
Format
1 photograph : photoprint, b&w
21 x 26 cm.
photographic prints
photographs
Identifier
chs-m12250
USC-2-1-1-12403 [Legacy record ID]
CHS-41036
http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m12250
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-41036.jpg
Subject
Industry--Oil--General
Petroleum industry and trade
Petroleum refineries
Shell Oil Company
Industrial sites
Time Period
circa 1940
Place
California
USA
Source
41036 [Accession number]
84-1-1346 [Microfiche number]
CHS-41036 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
unidentified no: 212 [Identifying number]
Relation
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1890-1960
USC
chs-m825

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