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Title
Signal Hill oil field. April 1, 1931
Creator
Pierce, C. C. (Charles C.), 1861-1946
Date Created and/or Issued
1931-04-01
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Photographs
Rights Information
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Description
A slightly elevated panoramic view of the oil field at Signal Hill. There are dozens of oil rigs, or derricks, most with sheds or circular structures nearby, distributed along dirt roads. A sign on one of the wells slightly left of center reads "S.S. Wortley ; well no. 2". Plumes of smoke rise from several of the oil rigs and their surrounding machinery in the center and on the left. The largely residential area in the background is probably Long Beach. There is a note in white just right of center, reading "Photo No. 21. By ; C.C. Pierce & Co. ; 1572 W. Pico L.A. ; 4-1-1931."
Names attached to this photograph in the finding aid are E.M. Sullivan and Hub Petroleum Corporation.
Type
Image
Format
image/jp2
Extent
26 x 143 cm (10 x 56 in)
Identifier
photCL 470
167769
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll2/id/4441
Subject
Signal Hill (Calif.)
Oil well drilling rigs--California--Signal Hill--Photographs
Oil wells--California--Signal Hill--Photographs
Houses--California--Signal Hill. (lctgm)
Panoramas--California--Signal Hill--Photographs
Negatives. (aat)
Place
Long Beach (Calif.)
Source
Photographs, Huntington Digital Library

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