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Rescuing Texas History, 2009
- [Portrait of Child Leaning on Hay]
Photograph of a young child leaning on a small stack of hay. She has short, dark hair and wears a white dress, sash, and boots. She is standing in front of a background painted to resemble and outdoor scene and atop a floor strewn with hay. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65442/
- Derricks over Desdemona
Photograph on postcard of Desdemona, Texas from the south side. Oil derricks tower over the other buildings, hundreds visible stretching back to the horizon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49862/
- Oil Well on Fire
Photograph on postcard an oil fire at the C.L. Perkins No. 5 oil well near Ranger in Eastland County, Texas in 1919. Smoke and flames billow into the sky, while debris from the fire can be seen strewn over the ground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49868/
- Men Placing Boilers
Photograph on postcard of men setting up boilers to put out an oil fire at the C.L. Perkins No. 5 oil well in Eastland County, Texas in 1919. Smoke from the fire can be seen over the workers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49867/
- Car in Front of House
Photograph on postcard of a house in Eastland, Texas. The house, partially hidden behind trees in the yard, is the Wolf residence. There is an early model car with an old style license plate in the driveway. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49865/
- Courthouse and Town
Photograph on postcard of Eastland, Texas. A few businesses anc a large building are visible. The large brick building on the right is the old Eastland County Courthouse (demolished in 1926). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49864/
- Derricks in Desdemona
Photograph on postcard of Desdemona, Texas. Oil derricks tower over the other buildings, seemingly hundreds visible stretching back to the horizon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49863/
- Burning Oil Well
Photograph on postcard of the C.L. Perkins No. 5 oil well on fire near Ranger, Texas in 1919. Fire and smoke reach high in the sky, towering over the nearby trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49866/