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Oil wells, showing derricks in an oil field, ca.1930
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1930
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
California Historical Society
University of Southern California Digital Library
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-- 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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Photograph of oil wells, showing derricks in an oil field, ca.1930. A dull body of water lies in the foreground with fallen sticks and leaves floating through its reflection of the tall derricks which blanket the field on the far bank. Two metal, cylindrical containers stand at the water's edge on the right and appear to secrete smoke from a short pipe at their tops. A row of similar cylinders behind the first pair, closer to the derricks. The far bank appears to be a small mound of discarded earth while tall grass lies in the bank in the foreground.
1 photograph : photonegative, b&w
13 x 17 cm.
photographic prints
USC-1-1-1-12432 [Legacy record ID]
Petroleum industry and trade
Petroleum refineries
Oil fields
Time Period
circa 1930
Los Angeles
41025 [Accession number]
84-1-1354 [Microfiche number]
CHS-41025 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1890-1960

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