THE HISTORY OF OIL IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS

AS IT PERTAINS TO IMAGES FOUND IN THE SLOANE COLLECTION.

1927 - 1955

I HAND PICKED A SELECTION OF VINTAGE IMAGES FOUND IN THE SLOANE COLLECTION DEALING WITH TEXAS OIL. THEY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED INTO A VISUAL RECORD OF THE OIL INDUSTRY ALONG THE TEXAS COAST FROM 1927 - 1955. DRILLING FOR OIL WAS A HARD AND DANGEROUS JOB. FORTUNES WERE MADE AND FORTUNES WERE LOST. MY GRANDFATHER PUNCHED MANY A HOLE INTO THE TEXAS SOIL AND A FEW IN GUATEMALA AS WELL. UNFORTUNATELY, MORE DRY HOLES THAN WET.

ES Oil Rig Texas Coast Board Road copy.jpg (46103 bytes)

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Oil Field Pipeline Trinity Constr Co Wagon copy.jpg (48170 bytes) Oil Supply Wilson Supply Co Humble Woodie truck copy1.jpg (58901 bytes)

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