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Aerial View of Midland
Copy negative of an aerial view of Midland, Texas in the early 20th century. The photograph is from the Shell Oil Company. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50106/
Aerial View of Town
Photograph of an aerial view of an unknown town surrounded by a hilly forest. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49874/
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/
Bank Lobby
Negative of a photograph from inside the lobby of the First National Bank in Odessa Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50169/
Bank Lobby
Negative of a photograph from inside the lobby of the First National Bank in Odessa Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50171/
Bank Lobby
Negative of a photograph from inside the lobby of the First National Bank in Odessa Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50168/
Bank Lobby
Negative of a photograph from inside the lobby of the First National Bank in Odessa Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50170/
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/
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/
Boiler Plant
Photograph of the ice covered boiler at the California Company's Richardson Number One oil well site in Mitchell County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50099/
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/
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 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/
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. Two men look on as flames shoot high into the air, and smoke towers over the landscape. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49859/
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/
Cable Tool Drill
Photograph of the cable tool drill at the Hendrick #18 well in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50002/
California Company Men Standing in Snow
Photograph of members of the California Company (William Simpson, Leonard Orynski, and Earl Cramer) standing in the snow with Colorado City banker Maxwell Thomas. The men are standing next to their car, all wearing jackets and hats. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50095/
California Company Workers with Cars
Photograph of California Company personnel posing in front of some cars. Nine people and five early model cars are visible in the picture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50076/
California Company Workers with Cars
Photograph of California Company personnel among others posing in front of a couple early model vehicles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50078/
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/metapth50008/
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/
Car by Cliff
Photograph of a car driving next to a rocky cliff at Antelope Circle, near Amarillo, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50080/
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/metapth50208/
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/
Cinder Blocks
Negative of a storage yard in Odessa, Texas. There are piles of cinder blocks, ladders, and other construction equipment next to a metal shed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50184/
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/
Collapsed Derrick
Photograph of a close view of a collapsed oil derrick on an icy hill at the California Company's Richardson Number One oil well site in Mitchell County, Texas. The broken lumber along with the corrugated sheet metal walls are covered in ice. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50103/
Colorado City Under Snow
Photograph of Colorado City, Texas in winter. Several houses are visible and covered in snow. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50087/
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/
Damaged Derrick
Photograph of the a collapsed oil derrick on an icy hill at the California Company's Richardson Number One oil well site in Mitchell County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50102/
Dentist's Office in Snow
Negative of the outside of a dentist's office (Dr. Clark's) during the winter. The snow covered office was in Odessa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50164/
Derrick and Fireball
Negative of a large fireball engulfing an oil derrick. The lower half of the well is visible, but the upper half is engulfed in flames. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50114/
Derrick and Fireball
Negative of a large fireball engulfing an oil derrick. The lower half of the well is visible, but the upper half is engulfed in flames. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50115/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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