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Collapsed Derrick

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Classen, Willard J.
Item Type: Photograph

Burning Oil Tank

Description: Photograph of a 55,000 barrel oil tank burning. Thick smoke is billowing from the top of the tank.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jack Nolan
Item Type: Photograph

Camp Through Trees

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jack Nolan
Item Type: Photograph

View of Andrews, Texas

Description: Negative of an oil boom town, Andrews, Texas. Many cars line the street in front of the small cluster of ramshackle shops and wooden buildings.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jack Nolan Photo
Item Type: Photograph

Oil Field

Description: Photograph of an oil field on a brushy plain. Several derricks are visible above the numerous oil wells stretching across the flat land.
Date: unknown
Creator: Newsom Photo
Item Type: Photograph

West Texas Oil Refinery

Description: Photograph of the West Texas Refinery. The photograph is from the air and shows the railroad with tanker cars stopped next to the refinery.
Date: 1922
Creator: Newsom Photo
Item Type: Photograph

Burning Oil Tank

Description: Photograph on postcard of smoke towering over the landscape near Breckenridge, Texas. The smoke is from a large burning oil tank.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Texas Studio
Item Type: Postcard

Burning Oil Well

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Texas Studio
Item Type: Postcard

Burning Oil Well

Description: Photograph on postcard of the burning of the National Oil Well. Flames shoot high into the air, and smoke billows from the flames.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Texas Studio
Item Type: Postcard

Derrick in Breckenridge

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Texas Studio
Item Type: Postcard

Gulf Oil Gusher

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Texas Studio
Item Type: Postcard

Oil Tanks

Description: Photograph on postcard of several huge oil tanks at the Stoker No. 2 oil well near Breckenridge, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Texas Studio
Item Type: Postcard

Aerial View of Midland

Description: Copy negative of an aerial view of Midland, Texas in the early 20th century. The photograph is from the Shell Oil Company.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Aerial View of Town

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of an unknown town. The building on the right, nearest the photographer, is the Waukesha Hotel.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Airplane Flying

Description: 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.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph

Band on Piano

Description: 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.
Date: March 24, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

Band on Piano

Description: 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.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph

Band Playing in Studio

Description: 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.
Date: March 24, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

Band with Piano

Description: 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.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph

Bank Lobby

Description: Negative of a photograph from inside the lobby of the First National Bank in Odessa Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph