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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/
Golden Cycle Oil Fire
Photograph on postcard of the Golden Cycle oil gusher on fire in 1919. Flames and smoke billow into the sky. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49887/
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/
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/
Car on Trail
Photograph of a car driving on a rocky, off-road trail at Antelope Circle, near Amarillo, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50079/
California Company Employees on Porch
Photograph of California Company personnel posing on the porch of a house. The two women are wearing dresses and the two men are in suits. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50077/
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/
Early Street Scene
Photograph of the streets, all dirt roads, in 1922 Colorado City, Texas. The picture was shot in the street, and looks down through the town. Many buildings can be seen in the distance, and power lines run down the road into town. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50084/
Oil Derrick and Well
Photograph of the steel oil derrick and well site at the LeSure well in Mitchell County, Texas, 1922. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50108/
Religious Baptism at Seven Wells
Photograph of a religious baptism in a river at Seven Wells, near Colorado City, Texas, in 1922. Many people line the riverbanks in formal attire. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50104/
Religious Baptism at Seven Wells
Photograph of a religious baptism in a river at Seven Wells, near Colorado City, Texas, in 1922. Many people line the riverbanks in formal attire. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50105/
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/
Aerial View of Colorado City
Photograph of an aerial view of Colorado City in 1923. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50107/
Aerial View of Colorado City
Photograph of an aerial view of Colorado City in 1923. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50109/
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/
Icy Sidewalk in Colorado City
Copy negative of a sidewalk in Colorado City, Texas during winter, 1923. Ice covered trees and an icy fence line the wet sidewalk. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50093/
Icy Sidewalk in Colorado City
Photograph of a sidewalk in Colorado City, Texas during winter, 1923. Ice covered trees and an icy fence line the wet sidewalk. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50091/
California Company Office in Winter
Photograph of the California Company office in Colorado City, Texas on February 16, 1923. The winter weather is apparent with snow on the ground and ice covering the tree branches. There are also two early model cars visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50075/
California Company Office in Winter
Photograph of the California Company office in Colorado City, Texas on February 16, 1923. The winter weather is apparent with snow on the ground and ice covering the tree branches. There are also two early model cars visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50074/
Boats
Photograph of the Shell Oil houseboat and part of Shell's fleet in Louisiana in 1929. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49953/
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/
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/
Hendrick Oil Well
Photograph of the Hendrick #4 oil well in Winkler County, Texas. There is a car sitting in front of the well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50020/
Tank Battery
Photograph of winter snow scene at Tank Battery on the Hendrick Lease, Section 41, Winkler County, Texas. The photograph shows three large tanks, connected by a platform with a steep set of stairs. The stairs and ground are covered in snow. Oil well structures are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50033/
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/
Hotel Sharbauer
Photograph of the Hotel Sharbauer in Midland, Texas in 1934. Several cars are parked along the street, and a cleaners with a wall mural is visible next to the hotel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50067/
Midland Main Street
Photograph of Main St., looking south, in Midland, Texas in 1934. Several cars are visible, and business buildings line the street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50064/
Petroleum Building in Midland
Photograph of the Petroleum Building in Midland, Texas, 1934. Two cars are on the street in front of the twelve story building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50063/
View of Midland Street
Photograph looking down West Indiana Ave. in Midland, Texas in 1934. The Frank Elkins house is visible on the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50059/
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/
Holt House Behind Trees
Photograph of the O. B. Holt House in Midland, Texas, taken from across the street. The house is partially hidden by several trees in the yard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50058/
House
Photograph of a house located at 807 West Texas in Midland, Texas in 1936. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50062/
Joe Hathaway Poses by Rig
Photograph of Joe Hathaway, farm boss, posing in a hat and coat in Gaines County, Texas. The Amerada 1-A Averitt discovery well is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50069/
View of El Paso
Photograph of El Paso, Texas from Rim Road in 1936. The road runs along the edge of Mount Franklin overlooking the Valley and toward Downtown El Paso. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50045/
Guthrie Post Office
Photograph of the Guthrie Post Office in King County, Texas from 1937. The small building has one door and no visible windows. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50057/
Men Posing for Picture
Photograph of several men posing for a picture near Silverton, Texas on May 7, 1938. The men are, from left to right, Cole Taylor, Reid Brighton, Ed R. Porch, Bert Haigh, Dave Pennol, Carl Barnhart, Jimmie Day, Oscar Champion, and Jimmie Lowe. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50035/
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/
Oil Rig
Photograph of an oil well in Crockett County, Texas in 1939 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50039/
Oil Rig
Photograph of an oil well in Crockett County, Texas in 1939 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50040/
Outside of Hazel Mine
Photograph of the outside of the Hazel Mine near Van Horn, Texas. A couple of cars are parked outside, and men are walking around. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50044/
Man Works on Rig
Photograph of a man working on a cable tool rig near the Pontoon Crossing of the Pecos in 1941. The man is dressed in work clothes while working on the equipment. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50036/
Men Working on Rig
Photograph of men working on a cable tool rig near the Pontoon Crossing of the Pecos in 1941. The men are dressed in work clothes while working on the equipment. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50037/
Bridge and Flooded River
Photograph of a bridge over the Pecos River during a flood in May 1941. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50038/
Grid Map
Negative of a black and white map from 1946 showing the proposed site for KECK, an FM radio station near Odessa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50154/
Band on Piano
Negative of a group of men in Western dress sitting on and around a piano. They are Cecil Brower's Cowboy Band, and the photo was taken in 1947 at radio station KECK in Odessa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50149/
Band with Piano
Negative of a group of men in Western dress around a piano. They are Cecil Brower's Cowboy Band, and the photo was taken in 1947 at radio station KECK in Odessa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50147/
Cecil Brower's Cowboy Band
Negative of a group of men in Western dress playing instruments while standing in front of a microphone. They are Cecil Brower's Cowboy Band, and the photo was taken in 1947 at radio station KECK in Odessa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50144/
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