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Title
Exterior view of an unidentified oil refinery, showing rows of 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 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.
Type
image
Format
1 photograph : photoprint, b&w
21 x 26 cm.
photographic prints
photographs
Identifier
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
Subject
Industry--Oil--General
Petroleum industry and trade
Petroleum refineries
Industrial sites
Time Period
circa 1940
Place
California
USA
Source
41060 [Accession number]
84-1-1345 [Microfiche number]
CHS-41060 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
Relation
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1890-1960
USC
chs-m825

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