[Photograph of Oil Well Fire in Port Arthur, Texas, September 13, 1902]

Description:

Photograph of an oil well fire, with smoke roiling into the sky as eighteen men look on. A tank to the left of the blaze is itself giving off smoke. Industrial materials litter the foreground, and two intact oil rigs can be seen in the background.

On the reverse side, there is a handwritten passage stating "Kieths Ward Fire - Texas Gusher throwing 200 ft and Higgins 10000 barrel Pressure Tank."

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Jefferson County - Port Arthur
Creation Date: September 13, 1902
Partner(s):
Museum of the Gulf Coast
Collection(s):
Texas Cultures Online
Museum of the Gulf Coast
Usage:
Total Uses: 242
Past 30 days: 19
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: September 13, 1902
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Jefferson County - Port Arthur
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
September 13, 1902
Description:

Photograph of an oil well fire, with smoke roiling into the sky as eighteen men look on. A tank to the left of the blaze is itself giving off smoke. Industrial materials litter the foreground, and two intact oil rigs can be seen in the background.

On the reverse side, there is a handwritten passage stating "Kieths Ward Fire - Texas Gusher throwing 200 ft and Higgins 10000 barrel Pressure Tank."

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm., on mat 26 x 30 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): fires | men
Partner:
Museum of the Gulf Coast
Collection:
Texas Cultures Online
Collection:
Museum of the Gulf Coast
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: MGC_PO978
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth221870
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image