Two Couples at Willacy Oil Well

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Cropped copy-photograph of four people at the Willacy Oil Well in Portland, TX. The well is on a large, wooden platform. Several workers are walking around the base. A machine is shown to the right of the well. The two couples are standing in front of the well. They are identified as Mr. and Mrs. Willacy and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. All four are wearing hats. The women are wearing dresses. The woman on the far right is wearing a long set of dark pearls.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2010 and was provided by Bell/Whittington Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 39 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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The Library serves the Coastal Bend of Texas. It is dedicated to the free and open access to materials, programs, and services, providing these services in a friendly, timely and efficient manner to all citizens. Notable contributions include images of the 1919 hurricane and photos of a President Taft's visit to a local ranch in 1909.

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Description

Cropped copy-photograph of four people at the Willacy Oil Well in Portland, TX. The well is on a large, wooden platform. Several workers are walking around the base. A machine is shown to the right of the well. The two couples are standing in front of the well. They are identified as Mr. and Mrs. Willacy and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. All four are wearing hats. The women are wearing dresses. The woman on the far right is wearing a long set of dark pearls.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: BWPL_BW0050
  • Accession or Local Control No: 2-E5
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth104909

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Rescuing Texas History, 2010

Rescuing Texas History, 2010 is comprised of photographs, postcards, maps, letters, yearbooks, and other materials that reflect on bygone eras of Texas history.

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  • July 26, 2010, 5:10 p.m.

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Two Couples at Willacy Oil Well, photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth104909/: accessed April 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bell/Whittington Public Library.