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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Derricks in Breckenridge
Photograph on postcard of the town of Breckenridge, Texas. Oil derricks rise above the buildings all over the town.
Derricks in Desdemona
Photograph on postcard of Desdemona, Texas. Oil derricks tower over the other buildings, seemingly hundreds visible stretching back to the horizon.
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.
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.
Dining Room
Photograph of several members of the Shell Oil houseboat crew eating at a long table in the houseboat dining room.
Dirt Road
Negative of a view of Odessa, Texas from a dirt road. Some buildings can be seen in the background.
Discovery Well
Photograph of the Amerada 1-A Averitt discovery well near Seminole, Texas. The well and a couple of outbuildings are visible.
Drawing of Building
Negative of a black and white drawing of Jack Nolan Enterprises in Odessa, Texas.
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil.
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil.
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil.
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil.
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil.
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil.
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil.
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil.
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil.
Drill Bit
Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil.
Drilling Rig
Photograph on postcard of a Gulf Oil Company drilling rig surrounded by trees.
Drilling Rig
Photograph on postcard of a Gulf Oil Company drilling rig (wooden derrick) surrounded by trees.
Drilling Rig
Photograph of a cable-tool drilling rig on the West Texas plain. A worker from Shell Oil is working on the rig.
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.
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.
Electric Treaters
Photograph of the electric heaters at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas.
Electric Treaters and Shed
Photograph of the electric heaters at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas.
Elevated View of Town
Copy negative of an elevated view of a mining town and the surrounding mountains. The town is Shafter, Texas.
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.
Empty Lot
Photograph of an empty grassy lot at E 8th St. and Dixie Boulevard in Odessa, Texas in the 1940's.
Empty Lot
Negative of an empty grassy lot at E 8th St. and Dixie Boulevard in Odessa, Texas in the 1940's.
Empty Lot and Shed
Photograph of an empty grassy lot at E 8th St. and Dixie Boulevard in Odessa, Texas in the 1940's. There is a white shed visible in the background.
Empty Lot and Shed
Photograph of an empty grassy lot at E 8th St. and Dixie Boulevard in Odessa, Texas in the 1940's. There is a white shed visible in the background.
Engine
Photograph of the engine at the Hendrick #13 oil well in Winkler County, Texas.
Engine House
Photograph of the engine house and counterbalance at the Hendrick #11 oil well in Winkler County, Texas.
Engine House
Photograph of the inside of the engine house at the Hendricks #13 oil well in Winkler County, Texas.
Engine House
Photograph of the inside of the engine house at the Hendricks #13 oil well in Winkler County, Texas.
Equipment Store
Negative of the front of the snow-covered white shed housing the Midwest Equipment Company in Odessa Texas. Cars and other buildings can be seen along the muddy roads.
Equipment Store
Negative of the front of the snow-covered white shed housing the Midwest Equipment Company in Odessa Texas. Cars and other buildings can be seen along the muddy roads.
Equipment Store and Car
Negative of the front of the snow-covered white shed housing the Midwest Equipment Company in Odessa Texas. Other buildings can be seen along the muddy roads while a car speeds by in the foregrounds.
Explosion
Photograph of a controlled explosion, called a "land shot", in the Texas/Louisiana Gulf Coast region during the late 1920's. A large cloud of smoke and dust rises into the air.
Flow and Setting Tanks
Photograph of the flow tank and setting tank at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas.
Flow Tank
Photograph of a flow tank at the Hendrick field in Winkler County, Texas.
Front of Hotel
Photograph of the Gage Hotel in Marathon, Brewster County, Texas. The hotel is a two-story brick building. Two cars are parked in front.
Geologists by Car
Copy negative of geologists posing in coats and boots on the dirt streets next to their early model car.
Group Around Hole
Photograph of a group of men, members of the seismograph team from Shell Oil, working on a seismograph in a hole in the ground.