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Photograph of an exterior view of an unidentified oil refinery, showing rows of spherical tanks, ca.1940. Short, metal fences separate the sandy yards at center which each support a spherical tank. The tank at center is supported by a thick, metal frame which is imbedded in a concrete, octagonal platform directly below it. A tall staircase extends from the ground on the left up to a small platform at the center of the visible surface of the sphere. A second, winding staircase continues from the platform and curves to the machine which sits at the sphere's top. Beyond the rows of these spheres lies a tree-spotted field contained by a thin road in the background.
1 photograph : photoprint, b&w 21 x 26 cm. photographic prints photographs
chs-m12229 USC-2-1-1-12382 [Legacy record ID] CHS-41060 http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m12229 http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-41060.jpg
Industry--Oil--General Petroleum industry and trade Petroleum refineries Industrial sites
41060 [Accession number] 84-1-1345 [Microfiche number] CHS-41060 [Call number] California Historical Society [Contributing entity]