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A gusher coming in at the Spindletop oil pool, near Beaumont, Texas, c1906.
Oil derrick at Port Arthur, Texas, c1901.
The oil field at Bull Run, a tributary of Oil Creek in Western Pennsylvania, 1863.
Oil derricks along the California coast, c1944.
Two women working at a gas station in California. Photograph, c1925.
American cartoon by Clifford K. Berryman, 1924, showing Washington officials racing
Oil derrick in a oil field in rural Oklahoma. Photograph, c1922.
Twilight view of a refinery in St. Louis, Missouri. Photographed c1974.
Cars lined up for gas at a service station in the vicinity of Washington, D
Clothing of oil drilling workers drying on a steam pipe in Kilgore, Texas
A view of The Shoe and Leather Petroleum Company and the Foster Farm Oil Company
Oil tank cars on a railroad near Spindletop oil field in Texas, c1901.
Oil field workers talking at an oil well in Kilgore, Texas. Photograph by Russell Lee
A view of Oil City, Pennsylvania, refining and shipping point of the early American
American songsheet cover of Petroleum Court Dance, 1865, depicting an oil well.
Cleanup efforts on a French beach after an oil spill at sea. Photographed c1970.
An oil field worker drinking water, Kilgore, Texas. Photograph by Russell Lee, April 1939.
Derricks standing very close in a Standard Oil field.
A view of smokestacks at a petrochemical complex in New Orleans, Louisiana
A group of African American men sitting on the porch of a country store, with the
Workers at an Atlantic coast seaport in the United States regulate the flow of oil
Workers lowering a shell loaded with nitroglycerin to blast an oil well in Pennsylvania
Gasoline ration stamps being printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D
A river of crude oil flowing through the Kirkuk district of a Iraq, the result of
A forest of derricks in the Burkburnett Oil Fields, Texas. Stereoscopic view, 1930.
The first refinery of Standard Oil of Ohio, 1868.
The 'Big Inch,' a petroleum pipeline (at the time the largest in the world)
The great gusher at the Lakeview oil well in Kern County, California
Oil wells in Spring Valley, Wyoming, c1910.
Gushing oil well and a stream of oil in the foreground, Kirkuk, Iraq, 1932-33.
A Texaco offshore oil platform in Cook Inlet on Alaska's southern coast, late 1960s.
An oil field worker resting on a pipe wrench at Kilgore, Texas. Photograph by Russell Lee
American advertisement for Mobilgas gasoline, 1943.
Oil tanks burn after being attacked by Japanese warplanes at the U
General view of Funkville, Pennsylvania, 1864.
Oil derricks near Port Arthur, Texas. Photographed c1901.
A geologist holds handfuls of dry sand (left) and black, oil-wet sand after performing
The Phillips Refinery, Borger, Texas. Photograph by John Vachon in November 1942.
Three oil refinery units in Louisiania, which use the process of 'cracking,'
(1839-1937). American oil magnate.
A geologist (foreground) searches for an oil deposit in an American field with the
Two oil storage tanks burst into flames at the Imperial Refinery near Oil City, Pennsylvania
The Breckenridge, Texas, oil field in 1920, four years after its discovery
Shell oil tanks near Haifa, Israel. Photographed c1934-39.
Oil derricks at Kilgore, Texas, in 1943.
A stack of barrels at the warehouse of Continental Oil, Butte, Montana, 1880.
A slush pit from an oil well in Kilgore, Texas. Photograph by Russell Lee, April 1939.
'Monster Monopoly.' American cartoon, 1884, attacking John D
An oil well with storage tank at El Dorado, Kansas. Photographed c1917.
Gypsy women working in the oil fields of Romania. Photographed 1923.
The raid by American B-24 bombers on the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, May 1944.
Workers loosening sections of pipe with clamps at an oil well in Kilgore, Texas
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