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Men Placing Boilers

Description: Photograph on postcard of men setting up boilers to put out an oil fire at the C.L. Perkins No. 5 oil well in Eastland County, Texas in 1919. Smoke from the fire can be seen over the workers.
Date: 1919
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Hotel Scharbauer

Description: Photograph of the Hotel Scharbauer in Midland, Texas in 1934. Several cars are parked along the street, and a cleaners with a wall mural is visible next to the hotel.
Date: 1934
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

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
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

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
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

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.
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

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
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

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
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

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
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

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
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

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
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

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
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame