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Title
Tobin #2, Signal Hill oil field. 1923
Creator
Aerograph Co. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date Created and/or Issued
1923
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Photographs
Rights Information
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Description
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 clouds 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 is a large group of people in suits and dresses posing in front of the shed at the foot of Tobin #2. 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 below the posed crowd reads "Tobin No. 2 "Signal Hill" - Long Beach, Calif." Writing in white in the bottom left reads "Photo. No. 280 ; The Aerograph Co. ; 5880 Moneta ; L.A. - Calif."
See photCL 470 (171) to see the same site prior to the construction of Tobin #2.
Type
Image
Format
image/jp2
Extent
26 x 107 cm (10 x 42 in)
Identifier
167763
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll2/id/4435
Subject
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)
Place
Signal Hill (Calif.)
Source
Photographs, Huntington Digital Library

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