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Daily peak oil production chart
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Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
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Federal Writers' Project
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Includes 2-page written description of chart.
Chart showing the daily peak production and discovery date of major United States oil fields. The top producer is Graves Sands, Smackover Arkansas, with local Santa Fe Springs coming in second. In the upper left corner, it reads, "world's record daily output Dec. 22, 1921 - 513,000 barrels Teteco-Cerro Azul, Mexico." The most significant fact disclosed in the graph is that out of 22 major oil pools found in the three-quarters of a century of American petroleum industry, 8 reached their peak within a period of 7 months in the single year of 1923. Photo sponsored by the Federal Writers' Project. The chart was drawn by D.C. Newmarch, dated October, 1936.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 355 4x5; WPA 373 4x5
Oil industries--United States--Charts, diagrams, etc
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs
United States--Charts, diagrams, etc
Newmarch, D. C

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