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Oil Wells

Description: Copy negative of two images. The photograph on the left shows an oil spindletop with several workers standing beneath it. The photograph on the right shows an oil spindletop from a distance.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Orangefield Oil Field in 1927

Description: Photograph of the Orangefield Oil Field. In the foreground are pipes with wheel cranks and a wooden bridge on the top of two tanks with a large tank behind that. On the ground on the right side of the frame are many fat and skinny pipes lined up. In the background are numerous spindletops.
Date: May 31, 1927
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[View of Spindletop]

Description: Photograph of a view of oil wells at Spindletop. Multiple oil wells can be seen that continue off into the distance. Writing on the back of the photograph, which is a postcard, reads, "Spindletop 1925."
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Transport of Offshore Drilling Rig]

Description: Photograph of an offshore drilling rig, J. Storm VII, being sailed to sea from Port Arthur, TX. The pillars that will support the platform are towering above the rig.
Date: unknown
Creator: Christopher Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Photograph of an Oil Gusher]

Description: Photograph of an oil gusher at Spindletop Oil Field in Beaumont, Texas. People stand on the ground around the gusher.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Photograph of Daily Enterprise Newspaper Page]

Description: Photograph of a page from the Daily Enterprise newspaper, highlighting an article entitled "A Geyser of Oil," which announces the spouting of oil from Spindletop oil well. Other ads are also visible on the page.
Date: January 10, 1901
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lamar University

Heritage, Volume 12, Number 3, Summer 1994

Description: Quarterly publication containing articles related to the preservation of historic artifacts and sites in Texas. Feature articles discuss various aspects of Texas history and heritage, often highlighting museums and collections within the state. Also included are book reviews, current preservation news, and a listing of historical museums in Texas.
Date: Summer 1994
Creator: Texas Historical Foundation
Partner: Texas Historical Foundation

[Postcard of a Beaumont Oil Gusher]

Description: The image in front of the postcard shows grass in the background. There is an oil gusher in the middle ground. On the foreground to the left are several figures looking at the gusher. Near the middle of the foreground are two figures looking to the left towards the gusher and the crowd. On the lower left corner of the postcard is printed the following: "Beaumont Oil Gusher, Beaumont, Texas." The back of the postcard is blank.
Date: unknown
Creator: Commercial Chrome
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

A Docked Oil Rig

Description: Photograph of a large oil rig with a spindletop docked on a river bank. There is a small boat in front of it. In the foreground is a river bank and next to the rig is a shed with wooden beams outside of it.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Max Goldfine and Wife During Oil Boom

Description: Photograph of Max Goldfine standing next to his wife. He is wearing denim pants and a button-up shirt and she is wearing a skirt, blouse, and apron. Behind them are two buggies pulled by six horses and six workers. Behind that are six oil spindletops and trees. Typed and taped on the bottom of the mat is, "Max Goldfine family in Orangefield during boom. They operated a dry goods store."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

The Lucas Gusher, 1901

Description: Photograph of the Lucas gusher in 1901. The Lucas gusher is a spindletop that is gushing oil out of the top of it. On the ground surrounding the spindletop are several workers, two holding a large hose.
Date: 1901
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Oil Field in Beaumont, Texas, 1901

Description: Photograph of very many derricks in an oil field. In the foreground are wooden shacks, stacks of wooden boards, smokestacks with smoke plumes rising out of them. In the bottom right-hand corner is the name, "Trost".
Date: 1901
Creator: Trost Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Photograph of "Glomar Challenger"]

Description: Photograph of the "Glomar Challenger," a ship on a body of water. The ship has a spindletop on it, used for drilling oil. Painted on the side of the ship is, "Glomar Challenger".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum