Album of ten large platinum photoprints (17 x 25 cm), by Ralph Arnold, of properties of the Torrey Canyon Oil Company in Ventura
Paleontologist and petroleum engineer. Ralph Arnold was born in Marshalltown, Iowa on April 14, 1875. The family moved to
Pasadena in 1886, and Ralph continued his studies at the Polytechnic School there, and at Stanford University, where he earned
degrees in geology, mining, and paleontology. As a researcher for the U.S. Geological Survey between 1900 and 1909, Arnold
published widely on fossils and the geology of the Santa Cruz and Coalinga regions. In 1910, he began working for the petroleum
industry as an engineer and consultant, and conducted numerous surveys of oil fields in the United States, Mexico, Alaska,
and South America. He was also deeply engaged in wildcatting or exploratory drilling for not only oil, but many types of minerals
1 album (10 photographic prints) : platinum photoprints, 24 x 29 cm (album)
Photographs are mounted on rectos of leaves - of the 12-leaf album; typed paper labels for each photograph, identifying
site, photographer, and date, are affixed to facing pages.
Bound in plain dark brown paper covers.
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box, with box label "Arnold. Torrey Canyon Oil Company." Gift of Luis E.
Kemnitzer, former professor of geology at the California Institute of Technology.
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