Views of Drumright and the Oil Fields [cover title]. Oklahoma, Oil.
Views of Drumright and the Oil Fields [cover title]
Views of Drumright and the Oil Fields [cover title]
Views of Drumright and the Oil Fields [cover title]
Views of Drumright and the Oil Fields [cover title]

Views of Drumright and the Oil Fields [cover title]

Drumright, Ok. Electric Studio, [ca. 1915]. 12 photographs, each approximately 5 x 7 inches. Small oblong octavo. Original printed wrappers , with remnants of ribbon tie at gutter. Light wear and soiling to wraps. Corners of photos slightly worn; occasional small patches of staining. About very good. Item #1707

An unrecorded viewbook for the Oklahoma boomtown of Drumright, which sprang up between Tulsa and Oklahoma City after the discovery of oil there in 1912. As depicted in the images gathered here, by 1915 the town had its own brick schoolhouse, post office, connections to two railroads, a thriving commercial downtown, and vast oil development. The photographs were published by the local Electric Studio, and are captioned in the negative as follows:

1) Drumright's New High School
2) A Tank Farm in the Drumright Field
3) The North Pool, Drumright Field
4) North Side of Main Street, Drumright
5) Depot and Freight Yards, Drumright
6) Road from Drumright to Oilton
7) Drumright, Okla., Showing Main Street 15 Blocks Long
8) A Gusher in the Drumright Field
9) Steel Tank on Fire
10) The Big Oil Fire at Drumright, Aug. 28, '14
11) In the Oil Fields
12) View on the S.F.R.R. [Santa Fe Railroad]

A fascinating and rare set of Oklahoma views, published by the local photography studio, which give an excellent overall sense of this rural town at the height of its oil bonanza during the mid-1910s. Not in OCLC.

Price: $500.00

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