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Cloud of Smoke and Dust

Description: 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.
Date: 192?
Item Type: Photograph

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

Cook by Car

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Cook Shacks

Description: Photograph of two Gulf Oil Company cook shacks near Breckenridge, Texas. There is a derrick visible in the background between the two shacks.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Counterweight

Description: Photograph of a counterweight on an oil well in the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Courthouse

Description: Negative of the Ector County courthouse in Odessa, Texas. Cars line the streets and families walk along the sidewalks.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Courthouse and Town

Description: 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).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

Damaged Derrick

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Dentist's Office in Snow

Description: Negative of the outside of a dentist's office (Dr. Clark's) during the winter. The snow covered office was in Odessa, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Derrick and Fireball

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Derrick and Fireball

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

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

Derricks from Train Roof

Description: Photograph on postcard of several oil derricks from the roof of a train. The hand brakes and walkway for the brakeman are visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

Derricks in Breckenridge

Description: Photograph on postcard of the town of Breckenridge, Texas. Oil derricks rise above the buildings all over the town.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

Derricks in Desdemona

Description: Photograph on postcard of Desdemona, Texas. Oil derricks tower over the other buildings, seemingly hundreds visible stretching back to the horizon.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

Derricks over Desdemona

Description: Photograph on postcard of Desdemona, Texas from the south side. Oil derricks tower over the other buildings, hundreds visible stretching back to the horizon.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

Destroyed Well

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Dining Room

Description: Photograph of several members of the Shell Oil houseboat crew eating at a long table in the houseboat dining room.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Dirt Road

Description: Negative of a view of Odessa, Texas from a dirt road. Some buildings can be seen in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Discovery Well

Description: Photograph of the Amerada 1-A Averitt discovery well near Seminole, Texas. The well and a couple of outbuildings are visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph