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Title
Athens-Rosecrans Oil Field, Los Angeles, California. May, 1925
Creator
Aerograph Co. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date Created and/or Issued
1925
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Photographs
Rights Information
For information on using Huntington Library materials, please see Reproductions of Huntington Library Holdings: https://www.huntington.org/library-rights-permissions
Description
Panoramic view of oil wells and derricks in the Athens and Rosecrans oil field in Los Angeles (present-day Gardena, California). Text on the photograph reads "Athens-Rosecrans Oil Field, Los Angeles, California. May, 1925 – One Year Old, making 25,000 bbls. daily from 50 wells. Has deepest producing well in world, the General Petroleum Corp., Amestoy No. 1, pumping from 6,737 feet.” All of the oil wells are numbered and identified by name (136 total), with names including Union, J. Paul Getty, E. J. Miley, George F. Getty, Mohawk, Walter H. Fisher, etc. Streets are also marked: 131st Street, 132nd Street, 133rd Street, 135th Street and Hoover Street.
Title transcribed from item (in description). Printed photographer's credit: "No. 655 Aerograph Co. 1763 W. Vernon Ave. Los Angeles California”--text, on item. Two stamps on reverse: "New phone Vermont 4181 Aerograph Co. 1763-5 W. Vernon Ave., Los Angeles, -Calif." Print has some damage and tears along the bottom and edges.
Type
Image
Extent
1 photograph : print ; sheet 22.5 x 159 cm
Identifier
photCL_555
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll2/id/16567
Subject
Oil fields
Oil well drilling rigs
Photographs. (aat)
Panoramas. (aat)
Place
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Source
Photographs, Huntington Digital Library

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