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Explosion

Description: 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.
Date: 192u
Item Type: Photograph

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

Shell Oil Workers in Suits

Description: Photograph of a group of Shell Oil workers in suits next to a car. The man on the far right is looking through binoculars and pointing off in the distance.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Men Standing

Description: Photograph of two men in baseball caps posing for a picture next to a car.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Engine House

Description: Photograph of the inside of the engine house at the Hendricks #13 oil well in Winkler County, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Snowy Oil Field

Description: Photograph of an oil field (the Hendrick Lease) in the winter. Oil derricks are visible from the snow covered ground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Harry Goode and Bill Stewart Boxing

Description: Photograph of two members of the Shell Oil seismologist crew, Harry Goode and Bill Stewart, boxing for recreation. There is a house behind them, and several people are watching the match from the porch.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Earle Johnson Holding Rod

Description: Photograph of a man holding a rod from a drill. The man, Earle Johnson, is a member of the seismograph team from Shell Oil.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Seismograph Crew on Porch

Description: Photograph of several workers, members of the Shell Oil seismograph crew, standing and sitting on the porch of a white house.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Men Posing for Picture

Description: Photograph of several workers lined up for a portrait. They are in two rows, the front row sitting on the ground, the back standing. The workers are members of the Shell Oil seismograph crew. Cars are lined up behind the men.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Shell Oil Drillers by Truck

Description: Photograph of two men (drillers) from the seismograph team from Shell Oil. The two drillers are in muddy coveralls, posing next to a truck. The back of the truck is loaded with barrels.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph