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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/
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 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/
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/metapth50115/
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 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/
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/
Dirt Road
Negative of a view of Odessa, Texas from a dirt road. Some buildings can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50160/
Discovery Well
Photograph of the Amerada 1-A Averitt discovery well near Seminole, Texas. The well and a couple of outbuildings are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50052/
Drawing of Bank
Negative of a drawing of the front of the First National Bank in Odessa, Texas from 1948. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50166/
Drawing of Building
Negative of a black and white drawing of Jack Nolan Enterprises in Odessa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50205/
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50176/
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50174/
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50181/
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50177/
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50173/
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50175/
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50179/
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50180/
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50178/
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50172/
Drilling Rig
Photograph of a cable-tool drilling rig on the West Texas plain. A worker from Shell Oil is working on the rig. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49923/
Drilling Rig
Photograph on postcard of a Gulf Oil Company drilling rig surrounded by trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49883/
Drilling Rig
Photograph on postcard of a Gulf Oil Company drilling rig (wooden derrick) surrounded by trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49885/
Drilling Well
Photograph of an oil well, being drilled at the Powell oil field in Crockett County, Texas. Cars are parked on the dirt in front of the well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50014/
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/
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/
Electric Treaters
Photograph of the electric heaters at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49993/
Electric Treaters and Shed
Photograph of the electric heaters at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49994/
Elevated View of Town
Copy negative of an elevated view of a mining town and the surrounding mountains. The town is Shafter, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50111/
Elliot Hotel
Negative of the Elliot Hotel in Odessa, Texas. The streets nearby are filled with cars and people walk around. Many power lines fill the air around the hotel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50119/
Empty Lot
Photograph of an empty grassy lot at E 8th St. and Dixie Boulevard in Odessa, Texas in the 1940's. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50131/