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[Midland High School Building]

Description: Postcard of the front and west side of the Midland High school building, viewed from the southwest corner. It is a three-story brick building with decorative features around the front entrance and along the roof line. The print under the photo reads: "New $150,000 High School Building. Midland, Texas."
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Invitation to judicial investiture]

Description: A postcard invitation to the judicial investiture ceremony of candidates Jeff Kaplan and Barbara Rosenberg.
Date: 1992
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Incomplete Derrick]

Description: Postcard of an incomplete derrick because the top of the derrick (with crown block) has fallen and crashed into standing derrick. Several derricks are visible in the background and a large tent is visible in the left foreground. The caption on the image reads: "Accident in Topping a Derrick."
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[The Chuck Wagon]

Description: Postcard of two men sitting astride horses in the center of the image with a chuck wagon standing to the left with several men standing and sitting around it, to the right of the two men there is a man sitting on the ground with another man standing next to a horse. The hand written caption on the image reads "The 'Chuck' Wagon". The inscription on the back reads: " Dear Nettie: How are you these days? Are you going to school this year? I will leave Saturday night for Georgetown to enter school. I wish you were going with me. I have been very busy getting ready. I wish I could pass thru in the day so I could see you but can't make connections [illegible].
Date: September 1909
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Haley Hotel]

Description: Postcard of the Haley Hotel, formerly the Yeakel Hotel, in downtown Midland with two cars on the street in front of it, to the right and a car to the left beside the fire escape attached to the left side of the building, and the sign on the building reads "Haley Hotel". The print under the photo reads: " Haley Hotel. Midland, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Earlaboro Oilfields}

Description: Postcard of an image from a bird's eye view where a derrick and rig stands on the left side of the image, a row of small buildings (house) are visible in the foreground, and another long building stands just right of center. The caption on the image reads: "Earlaboro Oilfields. Barndall Co. Gas Plant and camp."
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Men Posing In Front Of Ditching Machine]

Description: Postcard of two men posing in front of ditching machine in a field to the right, two men on top of the machine: one is in the drivers seat and the other is on the left side, and a woman behind it wearing a light-colored.dress and a hat is partially visible on right side of machine.
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Mexican Ranch]

Description: Postcard of a homestead with a man who is standing just left of center near a cow that is standing in center and buildings that are crudely made of wood and metal. The caption on the image reads " #53 Mexican Ranch Near El Paso, Tx."
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Oil Blowing over an Oil Derrick ]

Description: Postcard of the Cowden-Anderson State Number One and Cowden-Anderson Number three both blowing oil over the derrick in Crane County, Texas. The Writing on the post card reads "Landreth Production Co. Anderson-Cowden 3 (Jack Nolan)."
Date: unknown
Creator: Nolan, Jack
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Main Street, 1919]

Description: Postcard of a muddy street where several early model automobiles are on the street which is lined is with store fronts and telegraph lines and poles line one side of the street in Ranger, Eastland County, Texas. The caption on the image reads " Main Street 1919, Ranger Texas."
Date: 1919~
Location Info:
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Metal Derrick]

Description: Postcard of three men standing on an incomplete derrick with another man standing on the derrick's base and two complete derricks in the background: one to the far left the other slightly to the right from center, lengths of metal are visible on the right.
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[The Main Drag]

Description: Postcard of muddy street lined with store fronts, numerous people are visible walking along either side of the road, several wooden derricks are visible in the background. The caption on the Image reads "- The Main Drag - New Town. 200 [circled]" The inscription (on back): "February 16,1920. Dear Mamma, I have written every week. I am not sick. Last week I waded waist deep across a pond of icy water, didn't get to change clothes for four hours and all it did was make my nose run. I have been taking pictures and will send some pretty soon. Mark."
Date: February 16, 1920
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Street in Texon]

Description: Postcard of a street that goes through the center of the photo with rows of houses on each side, some houses have power lines and some houses have automobiles out front. In the distance oil wells are slightly visible. The inscription on the front reads: "Texon, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Wooden Derricks and Tanks]

Description: Postcard of landscape with snow on the ground and numerous wooden derricks and tanks.
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Tanks Burning Franghot Lease]

Description: Postcard of a tank fire creating a large cloud of dark smoke which takes up almost half the image, and a wooden derrick stands to the left while a larger storage tank stands on the right and another wooden derrick is visible in the background and a crowd of people stand in the right foreground. The caption on the image reads: "Kiefer, O.K. Copyright 1910 by [illegible] H. Wehr May, 6 '10 Tanks Burning Franghot Lease."The inscription on the back reads: "C.H. Wehr, Photographer and Photo Supplies. Kiefer, Ok. Kruxo papers for sale."
Date: 1910~
Creator: Wehr, C. H.
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Stuck in the Mud]

Description: Postcard of a muddy street with several wagons and early model automobiles that appear to be stuck in the mud with people walking around and some trying to get their wheels unstuck in Ranger, Eastland County, Texas. Caption on image reads "1919 Stuck In The Mud Ranger Texas."
Date: 1919~
Location Info:
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Winkler County Oil Fields]

Description: Post card of producing oil wells in the Winkler County oil fields with four oil derricks visible. The caption reads: "Westbrook Discovery now Southern Crude Gulf. Winkler County Oil Field. Jan. 12, 27. Small ranches and lots of owners will tend to make fast development in this field. Souther Crude #2. Independent Oil & Gas Co. Jack Nolan Photo."
Date: January 12, 1927
Creator: Nolan, Jack
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Canadian River in Borger, Texas]

Description: Postcard image taken from a curving dirt road of several oil derricks in front of a river, between hills, labeled at the top as "View showing Canadian River and valley north of Borger, Texas." A note on the back is addressed to Betty in Iowa with the text "Dear Pal. card received and I want you to send me the [...] saved for me [...] use the rest for postage. Sincerely Mary Alice [Robeson], Box 537, Phillips, Texas."
Date: unknown
Creator: Robeson, Mary Alice
Location Info:
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Canal Street in Carlsbad, New Mexico]

Description: Postcard looking south on Canal Street in Carlsbad, New Mexico. There are a number of buildings with southwestern style architecture on both sides of the road and cars driving in the street.
Date: 1970
Creator: Schaaf, F. J.
Location Info:
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[West Texas Refinery}

Description: Postcard of an oil refinery in west Texas there are train tracks in front of the refinery one with nothing on it in the front and the other one with five rail tank cars stopped in front of the refinery. The writing on the photo reads: "West Texas Refinery. Newsom Photo. Colorado, Tex. 41." The hand writing on the back reads of the post card: "1922 - Colorado City W. J. Classen Tex. We use the West Texas all the time & it's really good."
Date: 1922~
Creator: Photo, Newsom
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Oil Field in Colorado Texas]

Description: Postcard of an oil field on a plain with lots of brush with numerous derricks visible across the plain and oil drums are visible next to the derricks. The Caption on the image reads "Oil Field. Colorado, Tex. 40 Newsom Photo." The handwriting on the back reads "This was taken right just north of Westbrook [illegible] more that you [ilegible].
Date: unknown
Creator: Photo, Newsom
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Odessa City Hall Building]

Description: Postcard of Odessa city hall building with a car in the parking lot to the right of the building and an entrance under the Odessa City Hall sign on the side of the building facing the street to the left. The print on the back left side reads: "City Hall. Odessa, Texas. Odessa has been one of the fastest growth cities in Texas but its growth followed a planned, systematic pattern that has resulted in wide streets, beautiful parks and recreation areas and comfortable residential neighborhoods. In addition, the city has been chosen the Nation's Cleanest City in its population category for three straight years! Color photo by Franklin E. Schaaf. [copy write symbol] 1969 Schaaf Post card Co." The print down the Middle of the back of the postcard reads: "Published by Schaaf Post Card Co., Alamogordo, New Mexico."
Date: 1969~
Creator: Shaaf, Franklin E.
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Burkburnett Oil Field]

Description: Postcard of the Burkburnett oil field, including a number of wooden derricks and small wooden buildings with a cloud of smoke or steam obscuring parts of the center of the image. The caption on the image reads "Burkburnett New Field Nov. 1-19 Kodak Shop."
Date: unknown
Creator: Kodak Shop
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame