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Scrapped Service Truck
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.
Seismograph Crew on Porch
Photograph of several workers, members of the Shell Oil seismograph crew, standing and sitting on the porch of a white house.
Seismograph Team by Rig
Photograph of four men from the seismograph team from Shell Oil posing with a drilling rig.
Seismograph Team Operating Drill
Photograph of men from the seismograph team from Shell Oil drilling on the West Texas plain. Two vehicles are around the drill.
Seismograph Team Relaxing on Ground
Photograph of two men from the Shell Oil seismograph team lying on the West Texas ground next to a car.
Seismograph Team with Drill
Photograph of three men from the seismograph team from Shell Oil working on a drilling rig.
Seismologist Crew Playing Cards
Photograph of several members of the Shell Oil seismologist crew around a blackjack game. Three men are playing the card game in the dirt next to a line of cars.
Separator
Photograph of the separators at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas.
Service Truck
Negative of a service truck in a junkyard surrounded by junked cars in Odessa, Texas. The truck belonged to J. P. "Bum" Gibbons Oil Well Servicing.
Shale Formation
Copy negative of a dry creek bed winding near the Eagle Ford area of South Texas.
Shell Oil Drillers by Truck
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.
Shell Oil Men on Drilling Rig
Photograph of several workers from Shell Oil sitting on top of a drilling rig in West Texas. There is a small building in the background.
Shell Oil Men Working
Photograph of two men from Shell Oil in muddy coveralls working with a drilling rig.
Shell Oil Team by Truck
Photograph of two men (drillers) from the seismograph team from Shell Oil. The two drillers are in muddy coveralls, posing next to a truck.
Shell Oil Team Drilling
Photograph of two men operating a drill. The men are members of the seismograph team from Shell Oil. An unnamed man is standing on the drill, while Earle Johnson is standing on the ground
Shell Oil Team Unloading Dynamite
Photograph of two men, members of the Shell Oil seismograph team, in coats unloading crates of dynamite from a truck in West Texas. Several crates are piled on the ground.
Shell Oil Workers by Canal
Photograph of two Shell Oil employees posing for a picture next to a canal. A few houses and sheds can be seen in the background.
Shell Oil Workers by Rig
Photograph of six men, workers from Shell Oil, posing with a cable-tool drilling rig.
Shell Oil Workers in Suits
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.
Shell Oil Workers Inspecting Pipe
Photograph of two men in suits from the Shell Oil Company inspecting an oil pipeline in West Texas.
Shell Oil Workers on Porch
Photograph of four Shell Oil Company workers in jackets on a porch. Two workers are sitting on the porch, while the other two are standing.
Shell Oil Workers Standing by Car
Photograph of three Shell Oil workers standing next to a car. The two workers in back have their arms on the shoulder of the man in front. One is wearing a hat, and another is holding one.
Shell Oil Workers, Yancy and Nick
Photograph of two men in hats standing by a car. The men, workers for Shell Oil, are named Yancy and Nick.
Smoky Oil Well
Photograph of the Robinson B-1 oil well in Lea County, New Mexico. Smoke of some sort is billowing off the top of the oil derrick.
Snow and Oil Field
Photograph of the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. There is snow covering the ground, and the visible oil derricks stretch into the distance.
Snowy Oil Field
Photograph of the Hendricks oil field covered in snow. Some oil tanks and oil wells are visible in the distance.
Snowy Oil Field
Photograph of an oil field (the Hendrick Lease) in the winter. Oil derricks are visible from the snow covered ground.
Snowy Oil Tanks
Photograph of oil tanks at the Hendricks Tank Battery in Winkler County, Texas. The picture is from wintertime, as evidenced by the snow on the ground.
Snowy Oil Well
Photograph of the Hendricks #10 oil well in Winkler County, Texas. There is snow covering the ground.
Steam from Boiler Pump
Photograph of steam coming from a boiler station pump at the Hendricks Tank Battery in Winkler County, Texas.
Stores in Odessa
Negative of a few shops in Odessa, Texas. Two tire stores flank a middle store, the J. J. Willis Sales Company.
Stores in Odessa
Negative of a few shops in Odessa, Texas. Two tire stores flank a middle store, the J. J. Willis Sales Company.
Stores in Odessa
Negative of a few shops in Odessa, Texas. Two tire stores flank a middle store, the J. J. Willis Sales Company.
Stores in Odessa
Negative of the outside of two shops in Odessa, Texas. On the left is a tire store, and on the right is the J. J. Willis Sales Company. Several cars sit outside both stores.
Tank Battery
Photograph of winter snow scene at Tank Battery on the Hendrick Lease, Section 41, Winkler County, Texas. The photograph shows three large tanks, connected by a platform with a steep set of stairs. The stairs and ground are covered in snow. Oil well structures are visible in the background.
Tank Battery and Treaters
Photograph of the oil tank battery and treaters at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. The treaters are in the foreground and the tank battery can be seen in the background.
Tank Battery and Treaters
Photograph of the oil tank battery (on the right) and treaters (left) at the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas.
Tank on Street
Negative of a U. S. Army tank rolling down a street lined with families for a military parade in Odessa, Texas in 1956.
Thornburgh on Porch
Photograph of a Shell Oil seismologist (Thornburgh) sitting on the steps of a house porch.
Train on Bridge
Photograph on postcard of a train on tracks over a shallow pond or flooded area.
Trees in Wind
Photograph of trees bending due to a stiff wind in Winkler County, Texas. The corrugated fence in the picture surrounds the Hendrick Oil Field.
Truck in Field
Photograph of a truck with a covered shelter on the back. The shelter houses the seismograph used by the team from Shell Oil in West Texas.
Truck in Mud
Photograph of 3 workers riding on a truck owned by Gulf Oil as it drives through the mud in Crane County, Texas. It is believed to be the first owned by Gulf Oil (according to L. R. "Rudy" Lay).
Various Oil Equipment
Photograph of various pieces of oil production equipment belonging to the Gulf Oil Company in Crane County, Texas.
View of Andrews, Texas
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.
View of Big Spring, Texas
Photograph of Big Spring, Texas from a hilltop. The one tall building on the left center of the photograph is the Settler Hotel.
View of El Paso
Photograph of El Paso, Texas from Rim Road in 1936. The road runs along the edge of Mount Franklin overlooking the Valley and toward Downtown El Paso.
View of Midland Street
Photograph looking down West Indiana Ave. in Midland, Texas in 1934. The Frank Elkins house is visible on the left.
Wagon in Desert
Copy negative of two men riding in a horse (or possibly mule) drawn wagon through the desert.
Waste Oil Burning
Photograph of the smoke rising over the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County, Texas. The smoke is due to waste oil burning.