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Title
Exterior view of an unidentified oil refinery, showing a cluster of towers, 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 a cluster of towers, ca.1940. Thick pipes run parallel between two opposing concrete platforms where many tall towers stand. The towers are cylindrical with ladders connecting the small platforms along their sides. Small lamps stand at the top of each tower while thick pipes bend in a knot at their bases. A massive building stands on the left with a tall staircase climbing the side wall to the fenced roof at top while a cylindrical tank labeled "161" stands in the background on the right.
Type
image
Format
1 photograph : photoprint, b&w
26 x 21 cm.
photographic prints
photographs
Identifier
chs-m12221
USC-2-1-1-12374 [Legacy record ID]
CHS-41052
http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m12221
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-41052.jpg
Subject
Industry--Oil--General
Petroleum industry and trade
Petroleum refineries
Industrial sites
Time Period
circa 1940
Place
California
USA
Source
41052 [Accession number]
84-1-1329 [Microfiche number]
CHS-41052 [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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