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Burning Oil Tank
Photograph of a 55,000 barrel oil tank burning. Thick smoke is billowing from the top of the tank. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50007/
Camp Through Trees
Negative of a group of oil tanks with a view of wooden shacks behind a line of trees. The camp belongs to Humble Oil and was located near Kilgore in Gregg County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50155/
Oil Field
Photograph of an oil field on a brushy plain. Several derricks are visible above the numerous oil wells stretching across the flat land. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50088/
West Texas Oil Refinery
Photograph of the West Texas Refinery. The photograph is from the air and shows the railroad with tanker cars stopped next to the refinery. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50086/
Burning Oil Tank
Photograph on postcard of smoke towering over the landscape near Breckenridge, Texas. The smoke is from a large burning oil tank. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49860/
Burning Oil Well
Photograph on postcard of the burning of the National Oil Well. Flames shoot high into the air, and smoke billows from the flames. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49858/
Burning Oil Well
Photograph on postcard of the burning of the National Oil Well. Two men look on as flames shoot high into the air, and smoke towers over the landscape. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49859/
Derrick in Breckenridge
Photograph on postcard of a wooden oil derrick set up in the town of Breckenridge, Texas. Cars and people cover the towns streets around the derrick. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49855/
Gulf Oil Gusher
Photograph on postcard of a Gulf Oil Company oil well in Breckenridge, Texas spouting a 12,000 bbl. gusher. Oil is blasted high into the air over the derrick. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49857/
Oil Tanks
Photograph on postcard of several huge oil tanks at the Stoker No. 2 oil well near Breckenridge, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49861/
Abe Hendrickson on Rig
Photograph of Abe Hendrickson standing on the Landreth No. 1 Kirk well in Gaines County, Texas in 1936. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50071/
Aerial View of Colorado City
Photograph of an aerial view of Colorado City in 1923. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50109/
Aerial View of Town
Photograph of an aerial view of an unknown town. The building on the right, nearest the photographer, is the Waukesha Hotel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49873/
Aerial View of Town
Photograph of an aerial view of an unknown town surrounded by a hilly forest. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49874/
Airplane Flying
Negative of an airplane flying over Odessa, Texas during a military parade in 1956. The building on the left side of the picture is the Ector County courthouse. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50137/
Band on Piano
Negative of the Cecil Browers Cowboy Band posing for a picture at radio station KECK in Odessa, Texas on March 24, 1947. The various band members are wearing Western-style clothes while leaning on a piano. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50125/
Band Playing in Studio
Negative of the Cecil Browers Cowboy Band posing for a picture at radio station KECK in Odessa, Texas on March 24, 1947. The various band members are wearing Western-style clothes while holding their instruments. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50127/
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/
Boats
Photograph of the Shell Oil houseboat and part of Shell's fleet in Louisiana in 1929. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49953/
Bob King Holding Skull
Photograph of Bob King holding the skull of a Bighorn Sheep at the McAdoo Ranch in Culberson County, Texas in 1939. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50073/
Body of Water
Photograph of an unnamed waterfront. Trees line the bank of the body of water. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49905/
Boiler House and Battery
Photograph of the boiler house (on the left) and the oil tank battery Hendrick Lease in Winkler County, Texas. Several derricks rise over the oil field in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49984/
Boys on Horses
Negative of four young boys seated on horses. The boys are at the Odessa, Texas Rodeo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50122/
Boys on Horses
Negative of four young boys seated on horses. The boys are at the Odessa, Texas Rodeo (date unknown). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50123/
Brick House
Photograph of the Paul Ryan residence in 1934. The brick house is located on West Wall St. in Midland, Texas. A thin layer of snow is visible in the yard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50061/
Brick House
Photograph of the Paul Ryan residence in 1934. The brick house is located on West Wall St. in Midland, Texas. A thin layer of snow is visible in the yard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50060/
Bridge and Flooded River
Photograph of a bridge over the Pecos River during a flood in May 1941. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50038/
Burning Oil
Photograph of smoke rising over an oil field in Crockett County, Texas. The smoke is from burning waste oil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50026/
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/
Cable Tool Drill
Photograph of the cable tool drill at the Hendrick #18 well in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50002/
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/
Camp in Winter
Photograph of the camp at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. The small buildings and ground surrounding them are covered in snow. There are a couple vehicle trails visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50006/
Camp in Winter
Photograph of the camp at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. The small buildings and ground surrounding them are covered in snow. There are a couple vehicle trails visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50008/
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/
Cars on Street
Negative of a street in Midland, Texas during the early 20th century. Many cars line the street while others drive down it. Businesses are visible lining the street, the most obvious being the Llano Hotel on the left side. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50207/
Cars on Street
Negative of a street in Midland, Texas during the early 20th century. Many cars line the street while others drive down it. Businesses are visible lining the street, the most obvious being the Llano Hotel on the left side. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50208/
Cecil Brower's Cowboy Band in studio
Negative of the Cecil Browers Cowboy Band posing for a picture at radio station KECK in Odessa, Texas on March 24, 1947. The various band members are wearing Western-style clothes while holding their instruments. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50126/
Church in Winter
Photograph of a winter scene in Colorado City, Texas during 1923. Ice covered trees are visible and part of the Methodist Church fills the left side of the picture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50092/
Church in Winter
Copy negative of a winter scene in Colorado City, Texas during 1923. Ice covered trees are visible and part of the Methodist Church fills the left side of the picture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50094/
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/
Colorado City Main Street
Photograph of Main Street in 1922 Colorado City, Texas. The picture looks down the street. Drug stores are on both sides of the street. Cars are parked in front of shops, and power lines run between the buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50085/
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/
Cook Shacks
Photograph of two Gulf Oil Company cook shacks near Breckenridge, Texas. There is a derrick visible in the background between the two shacks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49903/
Counterweight
Photograph of a counterweight on an oil well in the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50016/
Courthouse
Negative of the Ector County courthouse in Odessa, Texas. Cars line the streets and families walk along the sidewalks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50124/
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/
Crockett County Stage Stop Ruins
Photograph of the ruins of a stage stop at the Pontoon Crossing of the Pecos in Crockett County, Texas. A flag is flying over the crumbling walls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50042/
Crockett County Stage Stop Ruins
Photograph of the ruins of a stage stop at the Pontoon Crossing of the Pecos in Crockett County, Texas. A flag is flying over the crumbling walls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50041/
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/
Derricks in Breckenridge
Photograph on postcard of the town of Breckenridge, Texas. Oil derricks rise above the buildings all over the town. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49856/
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