[Photograph 2012.201.B0961.0457]

Description:

Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "An excavation crew, digging in the alley behind the John A. Brown Co., in downtown Oklahoma City, has struck oil. The oil, about 11,000 gallons, was found in a 22,000 tank buried 20 feet below the ground. Local officials said the tank was probably put in the ground around 1926, when railroads came through and brought in oil for the heating of the downtown buildings. They would dump the oil in the buried tanks. (overhead shot of the tank being pulled out of alley)"

Creator(s): Lucas, Jim
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Creation Date: May 12, 1952
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 7
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: May 12, 1952
Coverage:
Place
United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
May 12, 1952
Description:

Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "An excavation crew, digging in the alley behind the John A. Brown Co., in downtown Oklahoma City, has struck oil. The oil, about 11,000 gallons, was found in a 22,000 tank buried 20 feet below the ground. Local officials said the tank was probably put in the ground around 1926, when railroads came through and brought in oil for the heating of the downtown buildings. They would dump the oil in the buried tanks. (overhead shot of the tank being pulled out of alley)"

Physical Description:

1 photograph

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Oklahoma City | Buildings | John A. Brown Company | newspaper photographs
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0961.0457
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc474964
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image