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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

Religious Baptism at Seven Wells

Description: Photograph of a religious baptism in a river at Seven Wells, near Colorado City, Texas, in 1922. Many people line the riverbanks in formal attire.
Date: 1922

Military Parade

Description: Negative of a U. S. Army personnel carrier rolling down a street lined with families for a military parade in Odessa, Texas in 1956.
Date: 1956

Boys on Horses

Description: Negative of four young boys seated on horses. The boys are at the Odessa, Texas Rodeo.
Date: unknown

Group at Tractor Store

Description: Negative of a group of men standing around a farm equipment sales store. The men are French Tool Company employees.
Date: unknown

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

Boys on Horses

Description: Negative of four young boys seated on horses. The boys are at the Odessa, Texas Rodeo (date unknown).
Date: unknown

Drill Bit

Description: Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil.
Date: unknown

Nolan House

Description: Negative of a white house in Odessa, Texas. The house was owned by Jack Nolan.
Date: unknown

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.

Bank Lobby

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

Cecil Brower's Cowboy Band

Description: Negative of a group of men in Western dress playing instruments while standing in front of a microphone. They are Cecil Brower's Cowboy Band, and the photo was taken in 1947 at radio station KECK in Odessa, Texas.
Date: 1947

Drill Bit

Description: Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil.
Date: unknown

Group Talking

Description: Negative of a group of men standing around talking at a farm equipment sales store. The men are French Tool Company employees.
Date: unknown

Icy Building

Description: Photograph of the ice covered bunkhouse at the California Company's Richardson Number One oil well site in Mitchell County, Texas.
Date: unknown

Drill Bit

Description: Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil.
Date: unknown

Plane in Sky

Description: Negative of an airplane flying over Odessa, Texas during a military parade in 1956.
Date: 1956

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

Cinder Blocks

Description: Negative of a storage yard in Odessa, Texas. There are piles of cinder blocks, ladders, and other construction equipment next to a metal shed.
Date: unknown

Man with Guitar

Description: Negative of a man in Western dress standing behind a microphone and holding a guitar. He is a member of Cecil Brower's Cowboy Band, and the photo was taken in 1947 at radio station KECK in Odessa, Texas.
Date: 1947

Drill Bit

Description: Negative of an Appleby drill bit. This bit is used for drilling oil.
Date: unknown

Scrapped Service Truck

Description: Negative of a broken down service truck in a junkyard surrounded by junked cars in Odessa, Texas. The truck belonged to J. P. "Bum" Gibbons Oil Well Servicing.
Date: unknown