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Cook by Car
Photograph of a man in an apron and paper hat leaning on a car. The man is "Dad", the cook for the Shell Oil seismograph party. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49942/
Man by Car
Photograph of a man posing for a picture in West Texas. He is leaning on the back of a car in front of a house's porch. He is an unidentified member of the seismograph crew from the Shell Oil Company. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49908/
Hendricks Oil Well
Photograph of the outside of the Hendricks #1 oil well in Winkler County, Texas. The ground around the well is very muddy, many tire tracks are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49983/
Shell Oil Workers Standing by Car
Photograph of three Shell Oil workers standing next to a car. The two workers in back have their arms on the shoulder of the man in front. One is wearing a hat, and another is holding one. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49930/
Snowy Oil Tanks
Photograph of oil tanks at the Hendricks Tank Battery in Winkler County, Texas. The picture is from wintertime, as evidenced by the snow on the ground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49978/
Electric Treaters
Photograph of the electric heaters at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49993/
Cloud of Smoke and Dust
Photograph of a controlled explosion, called a "land shot", near the Louisiana Gulf Coast in the late 1920's. A large cloud of smoke and dust rises into the air. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49962/
Robby and Frank Taylor by Car
Photograph of two men in jackets leaning on a car. The men are Robby and Frank Taylor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49926/
Oil Well
Photograph of an offset well east of the Hendrick camp in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49992/
Shell Oil Team Drilling
Photograph of two men operating a drill. The men are members of the seismograph team from Shell Oil. An unnamed man is standing on the drill, while Earle Johnson is standing on the ground texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49914/
Snowy Oil Well
Photograph of the Hendricks #10 oil well in Winkler County, Texas. There is snow covering the ground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49972/
Man with Tires
Photograph of a Shell Oil worker (referred to as Skeeter) carrying tires. There are a couple of cars in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49928/
Seismograph Team Relaxing on Ground
Photograph of two men from the Shell Oil seismograph team lying on the West Texas ground next to a car. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49950/
Dining Room
Photograph of several members of the Shell Oil houseboat crew eating at a long table in the houseboat dining room. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49954/
Men Around Car
Photograph of three men, Harry Goode, Mr. Thornburgh and Lionel Buckley, around a vehicle operating the shot point radio in West Texas. They were all members of a seismograph team for the Shell Oil Company. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49911/
Camp at Oil Field
Photograph of the camp at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. Several buildings are visible along with many derricks rising from the oil field in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49991/
Oil Soaked Ground
Photograph of the oil soaked ground around a pipe near the Hendrick #11 well Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49998/
Shell Oil Workers by Rig
Photograph of six men, workers from Shell Oil, posing with a cable-tool drilling rig. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49924/
Group on Deck
Photograph of several men, the Shell Oil houseboat crew, posing for a picture on a wooden deck in the East Louisiana Canal. Some men are sitting, others standing, and one man is on another's shoulders. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49952/
Shell Oil Workers, Yancy and Nick
Photograph of two men in hats standing by a car. The men, workers for Shell Oil, are named Yancy and Nick. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49933/
Seismologist Crew Playing Cards
Photograph of several members of the Shell Oil seismologist crew around a blackjack game. Three men are playing the card game in the dirt next to a line of cars. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49941/
Harry Goode and Irving Griffin in Snow
Photograph of two Shell Oil seismologists, Harry Goode (left) and Irving Griffin (right). They are both wearing hats and sweaters while standing in the snow. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49939/
Water Shot
Photograph of a controlled explosion in a body of water, called a "water shot", in the Louisiana Gulf Coast region during the late 1920's. A large cloud of smoke and dust rises into the air. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49965/
Harry Goode by Car
Photograph of a man, Harry Goode, in a hat leaning on the wheel well of a car. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49935/
Water Shot
Photograph of a controlled explosion in a body of water, called a "water shot", in the Louisiana Gulf Coast region during the late 1920's. A large cloud of smoke and dust rises into the air. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49964/
Electric Treaters and Shed
Photograph of the electric heaters at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49994/
Body of Water
Photograph of an unnamed waterfront. Trees line the bank of the body of water. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49905/
Shell Oil Team by Truck
Photograph of two men (drillers) from the seismograph team from Shell Oil. The two drillers are in muddy coveralls, posing next to a truck. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49917/
Hendrick Oil Pipe
Photograph of the an oil pipe and the oil covered ground at the Hendrick #11 oil well in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49990/
Man in Sweater
Photograph of a Shell Oil worker in a sweater standing near a porch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49929/
Destroyed Well
Photograph of a destroyed oil well near Hobbs, Texas. The well was destroyed when a 2,000 foot drill pipe was blown 500 feet into the air by an underground air pocket. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49966/
Hendricks Oil Well
Photograph of the Hendricks #2 oil well in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49989/
Hendrick Oil Well
Photograph of the Hendrick #10 oil well in Winkler County, Texas in about 1930. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49996/
Hendrick Oil Well
Photograph of the Hendrick #1 oil well in Winkler County, Texas in about 1930. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49997/
Shell Oil Workers in Suits
Photograph of a group of Shell Oil workers in suits next to a car. The man on the far right is looking through binoculars and pointing off in the distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49949/
Men Standing
Photograph of two men in baseball caps posing for a picture next to a car. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49943/
Engine House
Photograph of the inside of the engine house at the Hendricks #13 oil well in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49982/
Boat Towing Another Boat
Photograph of a pair of small boats. One boat, called a shooting boat, is towing an unseen barge. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49959/
Snowy Oil Field
Photograph of an oil field (the Hendrick Lease) in the winter. Oil derricks are visible from the snow covered ground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49968/
Harry Goode and Bill Stewart Boxing
Photograph of two members of the Shell Oil seismologist crew, Harry Goode and Bill Stewart, boxing for recreation. There is a house behind them, and several people are watching the match from the porch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49940/
Oil Flowing from Well
Photograph of oil flowing from a 4" line at the Hendricks #1 oil well in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49970/
Earle Johnson Holding Rod
Photograph of a man holding a rod from a drill. The man, Earle Johnson, is a member of the seismograph team from Shell Oil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49915/
Hendrick Oil Well
Photograph of the Hendrick #13 oil well in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49976/
Seismograph Team by Rig
Photograph of four men from the seismograph team from Shell Oil posing with a drilling rig. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49921/
Seismograph Crew on Porch
Photograph of several workers, members of the Shell Oil seismograph crew, standing and sitting on the porch of a white house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49931/
Men Posing for Picture
Photograph of several workers lined up for a portrait. They are in two rows, the front row sitting on the ground, the back standing. The workers are members of the Shell Oil seismograph crew. Cars are lined up behind the men. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49932/
Waterfront and Boats
Photograph of a few small boats in a canal. The boats are pushed next to the land. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49960/
Shell Oil Drillers by Truck
Photograph of two men (drillers) from the seismograph team from Shell Oil. The two drillers are in muddy coveralls, posing next to a truck. The back of the truck is loaded with barrels. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49918/
Mule Team and Ferry
Photograph of a man leading a team of mules off of a ferry. Another man stands on the pier. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49902/
Derricks from Train Roof
Photograph on postcard of several oil derricks from the roof of a train. The hand brakes and walkway for the brakeman are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49886/